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empty geometry error when applying spatially enabled dataframe's to_featureclass

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Pro 2.5. When I try to execute to_featureclass on my spatially enabled dataframe I get the following run time error: The operation was attempted on an empty geometry.

I have run a script which checks for empty geometries in my dataframe and I don’t detect any.

To Reproduce Steps to reproduce the behavior:

db = r'C:/sandbox/testout.gdb'
fc_name = os.path.join(db,'test_usda2')
df_join = pd.merge(state_df, df_csv, how='right', left_on='NAME', right_on='State')
#check for null and empty geometries
for index, row in df_join.iterrows():
    row = row.copy()
    if not pd.isnull(row["SHAPE"]):
        if row["SHAPE"].is_empty:
            print('empty geometry')
            df_join.loc[index, "SHAPE"] = -999999
         df_join.loc[index, "SHAPE"] = -999999
df_join.drop(df_join[df_join["SHAPE"] == -999999].index, inplace=True)


RuntimeError                              Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-333-4608aea7f523> in <module>
     13          df_join.loc[index, "SHAPE"] = -999999
     14 df_join.drop(df_join[df_join["SHAPE"] == -999999].index, inplace=True)
---> 15 df_join.spatial.to_featureclass(location=fc_name)

C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\Python\envs\arcgispro-py3\lib\site-packages\arcgis\features\geo\ in to_featureclass(self, location, overwrite)
   1923         return to_featureclass(self,
   1924                                location=location,
-> 1925                                overwrite=overwrite)
   1926     #----------------------------------------------------------------------
   1927     def to_table(self, location, overwrite=True):

C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\Python\envs\arcgispro-py3\lib\site-packages\arcgis\features\geo\_io\ in to_featureclass(geo, location, overwrite, validate)
    611         array = np.array([], np.dtype(dtypes))
--> 612         arcpy.da.ExtendTable(fc, oidfld, array, join_dummy, append_only=False)
    614         # 3. Insert the Data

RuntimeError: The operation was attempted on an empty geometry.

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Expected behavior Exports to feature class successfully

Platform (please complete the following information):

  • OS: windows
  • Browser na
  • Python API Version: 1.7

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Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Reactions:1
  • Comments:10 (4 by maintainers)

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nzjscommented, Jul 2, 2021

Can I request that improved error handling around this be added to the API? I recently ran into the above along with a separate issue #606, both errors returned were unrelated to the underlying problem.

For this issue, some of my dataframe column names were using characters unsupported in a GDB. For issue #606, some of my dataframe columns were unsupported dtypes.

I know it isn’t critical, but it might be helpful for future users of the library.

achapkowskicommented, Jul 10, 2020

At the latest release, we added an optional sanitize column parameter when exporting data.

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