I'm writing a script to create a new folder and then copy a feature class to a shapefile and add the shapefile in the new folder. The folder gets created but the script is failing on the feature class to shapefile conversion line with an error of:
ExecuteError: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000732: Output Folder: Dataset Zoning_ does not exist or is not supported Failed to execute (FeatureClassToShapefile).
My code so far is:
import arcpy, os, datetime from arcpy import env # Set Workspace env.workspace = "C:/GIS_Work" inputFile = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) outputFile = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1) # Create folder with today's date #dt = str(datetime.datetime.now()) # Set local variables out_folder_path = "C:/GIS_Work/PropertyAppraiser" out_name = "Zoning_" # Execute CreateFolder arcpy.CreateFolder_management(out_folder_path, out_name) # Execute Export Feature Class to Shapefile arcpy.FeatureClassToShapefile_conversion(inputFile, out_name)
Is there something I need to do to the folder to make it able to receive files? I couldn't see anything in the ArcGIS Help that would suggest this, but since the folder is getting created the portion of the error that says "does not exist" wouldn't apply, I would think.