I have a file geodatabase in which I have a feature dataset. I have some feature classes inside the feature dataset. I wonder why when I attempt to save the result of Extract Values to Points (Spatial Analyst) inside my working feature dataset, the result is genereated inside the file Geodatabase but not under my feature dataset. No matter what I do I can't make it save the result inside my feature dataset. I can easily save the results of for instance Extract Values to Points (Spatial Analyst) inside my working feature dataset. But "Extract Values to Points (Spatial Analyst)" seems to be different in that regard. Any idea why this is happening?

Edits: I am using Arcmap 10.0 calling this tool from Arc toolbox. All the layers are in the same coordinate system. Here is a snapshot before I run the tool:

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But as can be seen here the result is generated outside the feature dataset: enter image description here

  • How are you calling this tool? Is your out point features like c:\path\file_gdb.gdb\dataset\points? May 27, 2014 at 3:44
  • I am calling this tool from Arcmap, Arc toolbox. Yes, the putput I enter is something like "P:\Temp\Geodatabase.gdb\dataset\output"
    – Arash
    May 27, 2014 at 3:50
  • Is the output coordinate system the same as the feature dataset? The output is a point feature class, is that right? May 27, 2014 at 3:51
  • Yes, all the layers are in the same coordinate sytstem. That is correct.
    – Arash
    May 27, 2014 at 3:53
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    I think you've found a bug in the tool. I have encountered this once before, I can't remember which tool or version, and got around it by using a two-step method in a model: first create the output, then copy the output into the desired location and then delete the temp output. May 27, 2014 at 3:56

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This is indeed a bug: NIM-070258 - The Extract Values to Points tool creates an output in the geodatabase when a feature dataset is specified as the destination. Found in 10.0 SP2 and solved in 10.2!

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