The dissolve tool is not working for me when I use ArcGIS 10. It works perfectly when I use version 9.3. Any help?
I have found that not all tools work when your geoprocessing environment is set to run in the background. I believe that Dissolve may be one of these. Change you GP environment to Disable Background Processing and then give it a try.
I have not tested this but may be worth a try
Try this: Run Repair Geometry 1st and then run Dissolve.
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The 99999 error can be caused by any number of reasons; system resource availability or dataset issues are a couple possibilities. While disabling background processing may seem to have solved the immediate problem it actually is only a workaround to another problem. All tools (aside from the 5 or 6 which absolutely cannot run in the background) do function through background processing - there however might be one off cases or bugs for a particular situation which causes tools not to run. In general, the dissolve tool functions fine through background processing.
I have found that I need to go into the environments and specify that the processing extent is the extent of the shape file in question. For some reason the default extent is off.
protected by PolyGeo♦ Dec 20 '16 at 19:11
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