Using bulk copy to move sdf to shp, but when I go to complete, returns an error of "An exception occurred in FDO component. Invalid property name." Seems to be with the contour polyline field, but I am unable to figure out what is going. Any suggestions as to how to fix this? I am moving basic contour lines and have done this before with the exact same contours, only I have altered some alignments.
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Easy way to do SDF to SHP is import the SDF into a blank dwg creating the OD then export to SHP. There's a few things with SDF that you need to watch with the FDO Bulk copy like int 16/int32 and double types then the nameing of the fields and a few others. You can try FDO to FDO from SL-King.com or Jackie's FDO tool box
I believe that SHP has some reserved property names, like AREA. Since the data itself is stored in a DBF, you also are bound by the limitations of that file type. In your case if you have two similarly named fields, such as SELECTEDPARCELOWNER and SELECTEDPARCELAREA, both will be truncated after 10 characters to the same name, which could also cause that error.
That was what I figured at first, but even randomly naming the polyline portion proved no help. They are basic contours, so nothing fancy with the names. Elevation Index, Elevation, IsMajor, and Contour Polyline. The Contour Polyline is the field giving me issues, which also happens to be the geometry file that gives the shp file the lines. Any ideas?
This is just a total guess. But some DBF formats don't like spaces. Could you rename Contour Polyline to something like Cont_Pline. That way you have no spaces and only 10 characters.
Tried your suggestion Allen with the same result. Image is of the error is attached. Maybe something obvious is wrong that the image may help define.
Park I attempted that with the same result.
Allen, I don't believe the polyline file is editable in the database. There is no dbf for an sdf, but even opening the actual table in the CAD viewer, the polyline file is not available. Is there a possible mismatch in the geometry trying to take a polyline to a shapefile?
You're right. I was working backwards as usual!
I've never had a problem creating shape files from polylines create in Map. But I'm not familiar with how they are defined in SDF. Since SDF was developed by AutoDesk, I would think there may have been a problem with the generation of the file.
I have been working at this every way I can! I have been able to create the contours before, but this time I made some adjustments to the alignment of the actual sdf, and now I can't get it to transfer. I don't know what happened but the help is greatly appreciated!