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Table to dBASE (multiple) (Conversion)

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Converts one or more tables to dBASE tables. The inputs can be dBASE, INFO, geodatabase, or OLE DB tables.


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Command line syntax
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TableToDBASE_conversion <Input_Table;Input_Table...> <Output_Folder>

Parameter Explanation Data Type
<Input_Table;Input_Table...>

The list of tables to be converted to dBASE. These can be INFO, geodatabase, OLE DB, or dBASE tables. It can also be a table view (a table in the ArcMap table of contents [TOC] or the result of running MakeTableView tool); if this is the case, only selected records will be in the output.

Table View
<Output_Folder>

The output or destination folder.

Folder
Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters


Command line example

TableTodBASE "c:\data\mydbase.dbf;c:\data\myinfo.dat;c:\mygdb.mdb\tab1"  c:\myFolder

Scripting syntax
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TableToDBASE_conversion (Input_Table, Output_Folder)

Parameter Explanation Data Type
Input_Table (Required)

The list of tables to be converted to dBASE. These can be INFO, geodatabase, OLE DB, or dBASE tables. It can also be a table view (a table in the ArcMap table of contents [TOC] or the result of running MakeTableView tool); if this is the case, only selected records will be in the output.

Table View
Output_Folder (Required)

The output or destination folder.

Folder

Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters


Script example

# ConvertTodBASEExample.py
# Description: Simple example showing a use of the TableTodBASE
# Requirements: Python and the Python win32all extension
# Author: ESRI
# Data 1/6/2004

# Create the Geoprocessor
import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

# Put in error trapping in case an error occurs when running tool
try:
    # Set the workspace, then export list of SDE table
    gp.Workspace = "Database Connections/Connection to Doosie.sde"
    gp.FeatureClassToShapefile("ED.Owners ; ED.StoresInfo ; ED.Sales","c:/geodata/tables")

except:
    # If an error occurred print the message to the screen
    print gp.GetMessages()

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