When attempting to batch project in ArcGIS (using either arcpy or arcgisscripting), I cannot get my geoprocessing results to drop into the feature dataset that I specify. The results instead are dropped in the root of the Geodatabase (*.mdb).
Here's an abbreviated version of what I have so far:
import arcgisscripting, os gp = arcgisscripting.create(9.3) #set date dmy = datetime.now() currentDate = str(dmy.month) + "-" + str(dmy.day) + "-" + str(dmy.year) outputfolder = gp.getparameterastext(0) #where we're going to drop the gdb citydata = gp.getparameterastext(1) gp.workspace = outputfolder projectedfolder = os.path.join(outputfolder, "projected") gp.CreateFolder_management(*os.path.split(projectedfolder)) gdb = "Projected_Data_" + currentDate + ".mdb" #set coordinate system outputCS = gp.CreateObject("SpatialReference") outputCS.createFromFile(os.path.join(gp.getinstallinfo()['InstallDir'], "Coordinate Systems\\Geographic Coordinate Systems\\North America\\NAD 1983.prj")) transformation = "" gp.AddMessage("Creating City feature dataset") gp.CreateFeatureDataset(os.path.join(projectedfolder, gdb), "City", outputCS) gp.AddMessage("Loading in City feature classes") arcpy.BatchProject_management(citydata, os.path.join(projectedfolder, gdb, "City"), outputCS, "", transformation)
Obviously, the part I'm having trouble with is the Output Path in the last line. I've also hard-coded the path to the "City" feature dataset, but still drops it in the root. Any ideas?
(Cross-posted at ESRI Forums here)