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Pretty simple question though I am struggling with how to operationalize this, I want to rename a shapefile based on the number of features it contains. My initial thoughts are that I would need to create a list of the shapefiles contained in a folder, for those shapefiles use arcpy.GetCount and where count >= X rename the shapefile. I used an if statement followed by arcpy.rename and it managed to rename all the shapefiles. Thanks for your help with this one.

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Yep, this is a pretty straightforward script.

import arcpy, os

folder = ""
arcpy.env.workspace = folder

num = 50

for shp in arcpy.ListFeatureClasses():
   count = int(arpcy.GetCount_management(shp)[0])

   if count >= num
      base, ext = os.path.splitext(shp)
      #Append _ and the number of features in the shapefile to filename
      arcpy.Rename_management(shp, "{0}_{1}{2}".format(base, count, ext))

Edit: You might not have been able to get it work because GetCount_management() returns a result object that you can either get the value from with indexing (used here) or .getOutput(0). In order to be compared to another number, it needs to be cast to int, since the output is a string.

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Thansk again @Paul, that was all I needed to do was cast as int. –  standard Jul 22 at 18:11

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