I used modelbuilder, and the last step is to collect feature classes after iteration results to geodatabase using conversion tools of feature class to geodatabase(multiple). However, I met an error: ERROR 000210: Cannot create output. How can I deal with that?

I also found some discussions in ESRI forum and StackExchange, but still I can not find the answer which works for me.



Trouble importing Feature Classes into Feature Datasets

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    Do you have permissions to write to that location? Try writing to your desktop instead and see if that fixes it. There could also be a lock on the current feature class you're attempting to write to.
    – nagytech
    Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 22:10
  • When you get a chance would you perhaps be able to tidy up your question and provide it with a separate answer (it is OK to answer your own question) so that your learnings may be shared, please?
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Jul 24, 2012 at 0:50
  • @PolyGeo I can not post my answer below right now, so I add in the question.
    – Vicky Liau
    Commented Jul 24, 2012 at 2:19
  • @VickyYan-tingLiau You were either viewing a layer you were attempting to write to, or you terminated a script before python could release the lock.
    – nagytech
    Commented Jul 24, 2012 at 3:03

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Finally, I set a new geodatabase to save these files, and the problem was solved, but I still do not know why the files are locked. I set all file results in the same geodatabase with different names. This situation is different from the last link pointed out.

Based on ArcGIS 10 help, here is the description of 000210 : Cannot create output

Description The output cannot be created. Potential reasons include data locking, an incorrect path, and limited access rights. Solution Confirm that the data is not locked by another user or application and that you have full rights to the workspace being used. Check to make sure that the path to the data is correct (check for typos in the folder path). Try creating the output in a new location.


At least, it works for me to save in another location.

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