"Error opening feature class" when importing FlexTable shapefile information into ArcMap

Product(s): Bentley WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, Hammer, SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD, CivilStorm, PondPack
Version(s): 08.11.XX.XX, 10.XX.XX.XX
Area: Output and Reporting

Problem

Error after exporting flex table information into a shape file. The export from WaterGEMS will proceed without error. When the user tries to open the shapefile in ArcMap that the following error is generated:

Error opening feature class. The field type is invalid or unsupported by the operation.

Solution

This results from the Notes field in the WaterGEMS flextable being included in your shapefile export. If you remove the Notes field from your flextable and then do an export to shapefile, the export and re-opening the shapefile in ArcMap should work just fine.

See Also

How can I export my GIS-ID's to a shapefile? 

Building a geodatabase from a standalone model 

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