Is there a maximum number of .DBFs that can be joined using the Join Tool in ModelBuilder? I tried joining 480 .DBFs but results generated only 250 fields in the input table. Is this a glitch? I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.

1 Answer 1


This isn't an issue with ArcGIS, but rather a limitation of the DBF fille format. DBF files have a maximum of 255 fields.

See: Maximum number of rows and columns can a DBF file contain


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.