I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 and I would like to export attribute tables of my features stored in a geodatabase. I was following the post here to create the model: http://www.burdgis.com/blog/view/exporting-multiple-tables-from-a-geodatabase-using/. Only, instead of Table to Excel Tool, I used the Table to Table, as I want my output tables as .dbf. I have roughly 10 feature classes in my .gdb so I expect to get ~10 .DBF files back.

I have used Inline model variable substitution t_%Name%.dbf (http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//002w0000005w000000) to keep the names and all of my output tables.

However, as a result I've got back the single file, instead of all iterated features.

What am I doing wrong?

I don't see the difference between the posted model and mine:

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  • What's the "Output Location" set to on your Table to Table operation? How many *.dbf tables exist in your geodatabase?
    – AHigh
    Mar 1, 2017 at 20:38
  • Try the 'Copy Rows' tool instead.
    – jbalk
    Mar 2, 2017 at 3:07
  • "Copy rows", when assigning "t_%Name%" as output table does not work neither. How can I control if my iteration worked well?
    – maycca
    Mar 2, 2017 at 8:30

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Iteratively export polygon features attribute tables to .DBF files

My problem was easily solved by replacing Iterate Tables by Iterate Features Classes. However, my NEAR DISTANCE measures in attribute tables were not included in my exported .dbf files. I fixed this by suggestions of @jbalk :

I firstly copied my tables by Copy Rows (need to keep unique output by r_%Name% - "r_" could be modified of not included), and then exported them by Table to Table tool to my "output folder".

The Iterate model works great now !:)

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