I am trying to No_Test append a polygon feature class to another polygon feature class. Both fc's are located in the same geodatabase. I am using the Append tool with ArcGIS 10.2.

I'm getting two errors, but to focus the question on one--I keep getting Error 000594: Input Feature 1L falls outside of output geometry domains.

I recall having this issue before and being able to fix it with environmental settings, but the error still occurs with the following set:

Output Coordinates: Same as input

Processing Extent: Union of inputs

M and Z values have been disabled (although there are no M or Z values for either fc. I've read that if the fc was created in ArcGIS 9.x or earlier, it may have issues with M or Z values.)

Geodatabase Advanced: Maintain Spacial Index has been checked. Output M and Z are same as input.

Any suggestions on what else I should be troubleshooting?

  • Very common unfortunately when working with fgdb. When possible I export destination to shapefile...
    – FelixIP
    Mar 14, 2018 at 2:32

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Feature classes that are created by importing from other formats can sometimes have limited XY domains, which can be very hard to rectify. Creating a new feature class with default XY domain should resolve the issue.

Create a new (empty) feature class using your destination feature class as the template. Then append your two original feature classes into the new feature class.

  • Unfortunately, I cannot change out the destination feature class. I have permissions to write to it and modify it, but am not high up enough on the hierarchy to make a bigger change like that (even if the resulting FC is exactly the same, I know someone would have issue with it..). Mar 14, 2018 at 11:59
  • @JackOfTales, you'll need to talk with your system administrator in that case. See also support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000008530 ... "The extent of a geodatabase feature dataset or feature class can only be set when it is created. After the feature dataset or feature class is created, the extent cannot be changed."
    – Dan
    Mar 14, 2018 at 23:33

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