I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.7.

I'm trying to export a feature class from an ESRI GDB into a GeoPackage using the following geoprocessing tools/methods, and all seem to fail:

  1. Connect to SQLite (Geopackage) and Import the feature class from the GDB
  2. Using the Copy or Copy Features from the 'Data Management' toolbox.

According to this article, it should be possible specifically with option #2:


Move your data into the GeoPackage like this:
Create a GeoPackage with the Create SQLite Workspace tool (using the GeoPackage spatial type) Use the Copy tool (Data Management, General toolset) to add vector data Use the Add Raster to GeoPackage tool (Conversion, To GeoPackage toolset) to add raster mosaics

I'm able to export the data from the GDB as a shapefile, but running into encoding issues and thus I'd like to export as a GPKG (need to use it in QGIS for further analysis).

Does anyone know how to export a vector file into a GPKG in any other ways?

Here's the error I'm getting:

ERROR 000210: Cannot create output C:<username>\test.gpkg\test Failed to execute (FeatureClassToFeatureClass)


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As a test I used the Create SQLite Workspace to create a geopackage then I used Copy, Copy Features and FeatureClass to FeatureClass to move datasets into the geopackage. All of them worked without error. I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.9

So either its a bug in 2.7 or there is some sort of permission issue. Try creating your geopackage in a simple folder location like c:\temp.

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    It was indeed a bug with the earlier versions of ArcGIS Pro
    – 15Step
    Jun 27, 2022 at 19:04

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