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I am trying to create an empty MXD to act as a template. I will have three dataframes for maps, each holding a different object from ArcSDE (1 raster object and 2 features).

I know how to query all of the data frames, but I am having trouble finding out how to add actually data to the dataframes. Is there an online guide anywhere?

Thanks for any help.

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Read the section on ArcPy in the ArcGIS help documentation. In the mapping module, you'll find a function for listing the data frames and adding a layer to the data frame. The documentation has examples of exactly what you are describing if you just take a few minuets to read it.

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