I am running the Extract Values to Table tool from the Geostatistical Analysis Toolbox in ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1 on Windows 10.
My inputs are a polygon layer with ~70.000 polygons and a raster layer with around 612,160,000 cells.

Executing: ExtractValuesToTable HULL_polygon DGM10_slope J:\XXX\HULL_slope.dbf
Start Time: Mon Sep 30 08:18:12 2019
ERROR 999998: Unexpected Error.
Failed to execute (ExtractValuesToTable).
Failed at Mon Sep 30 19:49:28 2019
(Elapsed Time: 11 hours 31 minutes 15 seconds)

This happened numerous times and I don't see what the problem could be, since I performed the same task with much larger files in the past.

  • I also know that the tool is working at first since I can open the table and I see entries that look as expected - if I don't open the table the tool might just crash as well.
  • I also made sure they are in the same CRS.
  • There are only polygons which are completely inside the raster layer.

So what could be the problem here?

  • 1
    You can't write 600 million rows to a dBase file -- it cannot exceed 2GB and still be valid.
    – Vince
    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:50
  • @Vince which filetype should I choose then? Thanks for the hint!
    – blabbath
    Oct 2, 2019 at 5:18
  • I wouldn't write 600m rows to any format. If I need more than 50m rows, I'm doing something wrong and need to change my procedure.
    – Vince
    Oct 2, 2019 at 10:49


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