I have a Python script-based tool in ArcGIS. One of the parameters for the tool is an input raster file, which I've set (using the properties of the tool within the toolbox) to be a Raster Layer. This means that when I execute the tool I get the option to select that parameter from a dropdown list of currently loaded raster layers, or by navigating to find a new raster layer within the filesystem.
I am then using the standard
arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) code to get the parameter into my Python script. This works fine when I select a file by browsing through the filesystem, as the text in the dialog is the full path to the file, but when I just select from the dropdown list the text I get back is just the filename (eg.
The code I am running needs to know the full path to the file - how do I get this?
If I could assume that the file was always in the workspace then I could append the filename to
arcpy.env.workspace, but I can't assume that. Do I need to iterate through all of the layers that are loaded until I find one with the same name, and then find its full path, or is there an easier way?