I have around 160 feature classes that I need to convert into ascii files. Spatial statistics tool ---> Utilities ---> Export feature attribute to ascii only allows converting one file at a time. Is there any way to export all my features to ascii in one go? Any script written?

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    – Sunil
    Jan 11, 2013 at 6:15
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I would try using the batch grid control.

Instead of double-clicking or using right-click to Open a tool, use right-click Batch.

If your 160 feature classes are all in the same workspace you should be able to multiple-select them in the Catalog window and drag them into the first column.

I tested it below and it seemed to run OK.

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  • Thank you so much PolyGeo, unfortunately, By default, it should take the 'output ascii name' as the 'input file name', but it doesn't.
    – ToNoY
    Jan 11, 2013 at 17:04
  • To do the Output ASCII File names I entered "C:\temp\test.asc" and right-clicked to Fill the rest of the column with the same value. I then manually entered a number to distinguish each. The Default value is empty.
    – PolyGeo
    Jan 11, 2013 at 21:18

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