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Table To Geodatabase


Converts one or more tables to geodatabase tables in an output geodatabase. The inputs can be dBASE, INFO, VPF, OLE DB tables, geodatabase tables, or table views.


  • The name of the output geodatabase tables will be based on the name of the input table. To control the output name, and for additional conversion options, use the Table To Table tool.

  • The Copy Rows and Table To Table tools can also be used to convert a table to a geodatabase table.

  • If the name of the output table already exists in the output geodatabase, a number will be appended to the end of the name to make it unique (for example, OutputTable_1).


TableToGeodatabase_conversion (Input_Table, Output_Geodatabase)
ParameterExplanationData Type

The list of tables to be converted to geodatabase tables. Input tables can be INFO, dBASE, OLE DB, geodatabase tables, or table views.

Table View

The destination geodatabase where the tables will be placed.


Code sample

TableToGeodatabase example 1 (Python window)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the TableToGeodatabase tool in immediate mode.

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/data"
arcpy.TableToGeodatabase_conversion(["accident.dbf", "vegtable.dbf"], "C:/output/output.gdb")
TableToGeodatabase example 2 (stand-alone Python script)

The following stand-alone script demonstrates how to use the TableToGeodatabase tool.

# Name:
# Description: Use TableToDBASE to copy tables to geodatabase format
# Import system modules
import arcpy
# Set environment settings
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/data"

# Make list of all tables in workspace
tables = arcpy.ListTables()
# list of tables should be similar to this: ["accident.dbf", "vegtable.dbf"]
# Set local variables
outLocation = "C:/output/output.gdb"

# Execute TableToGeodatabase
print("Importing tables to gdb: " + outLocation)
arcpy.TableToGeodatabase_conversion(tables, outLocation)

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes

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