Arcpy.mapping is a Python scripting module that is part of the ArcPy site package.

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MakeFeatureLayer weird behavior from script

I am trying to add a feature layer to my map document as the output from my python script. The goal is to limit the number of fields in the attribute table to a pre-defined list. I am able to add ...
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How do I import an ASCII grid using arcpy?

I'm trying to automate the setup of some flood depth/hazard maps. The user specifies a folder containing depth grids generated by a hydraulic model (.asc format) and some background mapping (geotiff ...
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AddLayer method failing when script in ArcToolbox is run from ArcCatalog

I need a 2nd set of eyes to do a sanity check, as I am not been able to figure out why a script that runs fine in pywin, does not run properly as a tool in a toolbox. Below is the script that runs in ...
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I can't seem to use arcpy.mapping print command. It's not displaying the mxds in the loop

Here's the code for the third parameter that list the local printers: # Third Parameter printer = arcpy.Parameter( displayName="Select a Printer", name="printer", datatype="String", ...
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Assertion Error, Trying to add .tif to group layer

So I am trying to add a layer to a group, but running into problems most likely because of the file is a .tif. I have tried quite a few different iterations of this and looked at a few solutions but ...
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How to Average neighboring county data and store in original?

I have data for several rain stations, i have averaged the data and given each county a value. Some counties have null values and I would like to pull the data from the all the bordering counties and ...
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findAndReplaceWorkspacePaths does not work for sde files so as to change datasouce (geodatabase)

I manage to change my datasouce by right clicking on an mxd file and choosing a different sde database connection file as shown in the following image. However When I try to do this using arcpy ...
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Problem in adding raster layer from arcpy

I am using the following code to add the raster layer using arcpy in arcmap def AddRasterLayer(path,layerName): layer=os.path.join(path,'new'+str(layerName)+'.lyr') ...
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ExecuteError: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000732: Layer Name or Table View: Dataset L does not exist

Hi I am trying to create a loop so that each layer is produced in its own map. This is my code: import arcpy path = "C:\Users\Et\Documents\ArcGIS\Default.gdb" mxd=arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(path ...
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A list of layer names that you want to be turned off when Layers name are in Right to Left Such as persian

When I ran this code I got "UnicodeWarning: Unicode equal comparison failed to convert both arguments to Unicode - interpreting them as being unequal" error I don't know why I tried many way but I ...
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ExportToJPEG() arcpy script failure

I'm attempting to writing a python script that will automate exporting a set of stock maps to JPEG from their mxd files, and I'm having some strange issues getting there. I've alternatively been ...
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Labels aren't displayed for layers inside a group

I'm using a python script to create an empty group layer in the current map document, add some layers to this group and update their symbology from an existing .lyr file. I also want to to turn on ...
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Is there a a way to add a topology dataset to an mxd with arcpy?

I have a script that identifies certain layers from a folder containing several geodatabases. Part of the scripts purposes, or intended purpose is to have it add a topology dataset to the dataframe. ...
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Validating whether PDF file Uploaded as part of Geoprocessing Service of ArcGIS for Server?

I'm developing a Python Script that will be a Geoprocessing Service in ArcGIS Server. The Script has a Button for Users to OPTIONALLY Upload a PDF. If the PDF is Uploaded it gets inserted into the ...
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Exporting layout elements and constants to Python script?

Is it possible to export the elements and constants used in a layout to a Python script? Something similar to creating a model and exporting it to Python but instead of being a model, it's a layout? ...
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Using ArcPy to ungroup group layer in MXD?

I am looking for a way to ungroup a group layer using arcpy... (instead of having to open the mxd and right-click on the layer to choose "Ungroup"...) mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(pathToMyMxd) df ...
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How use DataFrame Geographic Transformation User Interface with ArcObjects?

I am bringing data from SQL Server into ArcMap with ArcObjects as a Query Layer. If I do this manually, a 'Geographic Coordinate System Transformations' UI pops up. I would like the same thing to ...
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Add annotation feature class to mxd with arcpy

From what I have researched, I'm pretty sure the answer is NO, but I want to make sure no one has found a work-around. Annotation feature classes in personal geodatabases need to be added to mxds. ...
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Conditional drop-down menu list in a python script tool

I have created a script tool from some python code, and in a previous question, I learned how to enable a drop-down list in this tool by changing the Validation code - see link and image below: ...
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How to generate dynamic legend using ArcPy?

I used this example to produce printing service. As the result I get map with too many elements in the legend. Is it possible ti show classes that are visible in the current map extent using python ...
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Weird Error when setting the source path in the “PICTURE_ELEMENT”

I am trying to set the sourceImage to a tiff file using this code: m=1 pic = arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements(mxd,"PICTURE_ELEMENT" , str(m))[0] pic.sourceImage = ...
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Copy Features giving ERROR 000210: Cannot create output in ArcPy?

I have an issue where I'm trying to save separate feature classes for each route in an already solved closest facility problem, and one seemingly arbitrary route won't save. I tried to look at the ...
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Is it possible to get full path for broken data source to repair broken data link?

This question links back to an old question of mine: Convert shapefiles in nested folder to geodatabase I am attempting to find a permanent solution to fixing the broken maps, and in such a way that ...
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Is it possible to create a data frame graphic using arcpy?

I'm interacting with an MXD using arcpy, and wish to create a graphic within a data frame - as with the Draw toolbar when working manually. The GraphicElement page says... The GraphicElement ...
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Using Unique Values Symbology in ArcPy?

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 and Server 10.1 on my machine Windows 7. I am newbie in python & running simple python script for UniqueValuesSymbology it running fine if I use mxd as ...
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How do I rename rasters in an mxd by using my csv?

I have the following data in a csv: RasterName First name Raster 1 Aaron Raster 1 Paul Raster 2 Bryan Raster 3 Cranston Raster 3 Vince I have added these ...
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Clip layers in a dataframe with a polygon in python?

I'm trying to clip layers in a dataframe with a polygon using python and I've done this python script but it's giving this error:"ERROR 000840: The value is not a Feature Layer" Thanks for any help. ...
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Script tool: Batch downgrade MXD version

I am trying to take the guts of this code (Batch convert ArcGIS 9x files to 10) and build it into a tool that we can more flexibly use and share around our organization. I think I'm almost there but ...
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Speeding up arcpy's TextElement.delete()

I'm making tables to go on data driven pages. For each page there are a series of tables that are produced. The elements of the tables are made using the clone method. The problem is that it takes ...
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List Joined tables

I've a question about arcpy List* modules. I have a quite large amount of data on SDE Server. Earlier I made a list of the feature classes , and tables in the mxd-s placed there using da.Walk and ...
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Matching feature classes by similar name for map automation

I was working on this a bit ago and had something which I thought worked however, it does not seem to be working at the moment. What I'm trying to do is match feature classes having similar files. One ...
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Batch create maps using arcpy.mapping

I'm trying to create .mxd and PDF outputs for a series of feature classes in an SDE. I'll need to match 2 feature classes (one original, one buffered) in the SDE based on similar file names. The ...
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Problem with adding mosaic layer via arcpy

I have a mosaic layer that I want to add to my map in ArcMap. When I add this layer manually (i.e the "Add Data" button), a raster image, a boundary, and a footprint are added to my table of contents. ...
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Creating map documents based on similar feature class selection

I wondering if something like this is possible. I would like to create a PDF output using a pre-established map template. The tricky part is I want to create maps in batch by adding (what will usually ...
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sum of raster counts

I'm trying to get the sum of "counts" in a raster. I have the code below which can successfully read the counts of each row in raster attribute and stores the counts in a list provided below. ...
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Formatting label expression with newline using Python parser? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with syntax in 10.2.1, and have have tried just about everything. With arcpy, I am attempting to access a label.expression of an ArcMap layer and modify it to: lbl.expression = ...
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Using arcpy to enable layer masking (Advanced Drawing Options)

I am looking for a way to enable and change layer masking (under Advanced Drawing Options) with arcpy... it seems you can do this if you have the Production Mapping extension, but I do not have it... ...
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Can i use CreateMapSDDraft in the arcpy.mapping library to set the scale range on tiled services at 10.1?

I know that esri has exposed many properties to the acrpy lib for publishing services. I need to published a tiled/cached map service but i need to set the min/max scale when i do that. Can this be ...
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IOError trying to change PICTURE_ELEMENT sourceImage

I recently ran into this issue after I published a Geoprocessing Task to a production server. It appears to be the same problem discussed in this question, but there is no answer posted there yet. ...
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Can ArcPy collapse layer in current data frame?

Online ArcGIS resource help provides a list of layer properties which can be used as needed. I am not able to find a way to collapse a layer using ArcPy in it. Please suggest if there is a way to ...
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Flagging when point feature(s) covered by tables (made as graphics) using ArcPy?

I've set up data driven pages to create a series of maps, but I'm running into a problem which seems like it would be quite common! I've made some tables (as graphics) using ArcPy and the technique ...
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Iterative interpolation

I have an excel file with about data from 600 locations, each location having data for 1200 months(12 months* 100 years). I need to interpolate all point locations into rasters for each month of each ...
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How to add Table to Layout View using ArcPy?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I have a non-spatial table and some layers in a Data Frame. When I switch to Layout View I want to be able to show the map in a data frame element and the table in another ...
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Export data driven pages only in changed mxd, with arcpy script

I have an arcpy script below to export a map book to pdf. The index layer are forty acre boundaries (township and range quarter sections). The data in the mxd is on an oracle database and updated ...
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Additional Parameters for PrintTask?

Hi Guys I'm writing a custom GP tool for printing with 10.1. I need to pass some additional parameters into GP tool. I'm using printTask from jsapi and I couldn't add more parameters just by adding to ...
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How to add new data frame(s) to map using ArcPy?

I want to add a 2nd data frame to an existing "*.mxd" file. Right now, i see option to add layers and edit properties of "CURRENT" data frame but could not figure out how to add a new one and export ...
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Error with data frame in python script

I'm running a python script from arccatalog and it works, however, I am trying to add layers to an mxd and need to declare the data frame. I keep getting this error message. type ...
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pop up message box before a tool execution with arcpy/python

I want to add a box message to pop up before execution of a button tool. When I click a button which will do geoprocessing, i want a box to appear on view before processing with message that i am ...
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Optimize PDF using Python [closed]

Is there a way to optimize a PDF using Python? I am exporting hundreds of .mxds - that works fine with a loop. But the file size of each is large. Right now my option is to manually open each and ...
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replace data source for all layers that point to shapefile

Hi I'm trying to do something quite simple but its not working. I want my python script to change all of the layers that point to the same datasource (a point shapefile) to another point shapefile. ...