I have a arcpy script in which I am using arcpy.Dissolve on a single feature class with multiple features to get a single multi-part feature in the output. The script is successful only part of the time and the problem, I would guess, relates to the function built-in tiling. Per ESRI:
"The availability of physical memory may limit the amount (and complexity) of input features that can be processed and dissolved into a single output feature. This limitation could cause an error to occur, as the dissolve process may require more memory than is available. To prevent this, Dissolve may divide and process the input features using an adaptive tiling algorithm..."
I tried putting the operation in a while loop that exits when the feature count is 1 but as the ESRI page states, that rarely results in success. So my question is: how do I complete the dissolve in the midst of this problem? Are there any work arounds? I'd note that my system has plenty of memory so the problem cannot be corrected by running on a box with more memory. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!