I am sorry of this might sound like a noob question but I cannot find any answer from google.
I used arcpy to do batch processing of Network Analyst - Make Service Area layer of thousand of stores.
Everything went well except now, I am stuck with layer (.lyr) files and I would like to conduct further analysis on the datasets that they contain.
Basically I would have
"SA_Store_001.lyr" (and so on..)
And when I open this inside ArcMap, it has the usual elements of the Service Area Analysis.
"Facilities" "Route Barriers" "Polygons" etc.
Suppose, I would like to SelectAttributes by polygons, can you give me a skeleton code for this? The help files on ArcGIS on has SelectLayerByAttribute -- what I want is the Polygons.
Unfortunately, this didn't work:
Even the first line doesn't work (because I don't know how to deal with the .lyr file type)
inputLayer = 'D:\\ARCGIS\\FoodSystemsAnalysis\\Coverage\\Auckland\\SMC_SM_Ta9.lyr' arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(inputLayer, "SMC_Ta9")
arcgisscripting.ExecuteError: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000840: The value is not a Feature Layer. Failed to execute (MakeFeatureLayer).
I think the MakeFeatureLayer_management takes features as input.