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Add multiple fields in attribute table

How do I add in multiple fields in the attribute table? In the attribute table I have crop types such as corn, cotton, sorghum....etc (as shown image below), in square meters. and I want to generate ...
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Use ArcPy to rename MXD layers

I have a MXD with some layers that have parentheses in them. I'd like to rename them via script. Is this a valid approach? import re map = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") layers = ...
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Sorting shapefile records on attribute to update new rank field using Python?

Basically, I am trying to sort the records within the shapefile based on an attribute(eg: pop) and then add a new field that indicates ranking based on the sort. eg: the record with the highest pop ...
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Geoprocessing with ArcGIS Server 10.0 - %scratchworkspace%

http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Key_concepts_for_geoprocessing_services/002v00000002000000/ I'm trying to have a new GP Service arcpy.AddMessage() the scratchworkspace ...
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Is it possible to get arcpy on 9.3* or Qgis? Or maybe some of the functions?

If this isn't possible what would be the closest equivalent open source? Could parts of the module be ported to work on 9.3 or QGIS? I'm not sure if this would infringe on the license porting for 9.3. ...
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How to calculate a value based on another field under arcpy.da.UpdateCursor and cursor.updateRow?

I am trying to do a calculations under arcpy.da.UpdateCursor. I want to calculate the values for the records that have FIPS=06037. I want to take the values from "kg" column and populate the new value ...
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ArcPy delete terrain: cannot be deleted

I can't get my ArcPy script to delete a terrain. If it exists, it should be deleted. However it throws an ERROR 000317: {path} cannot be deleted My script is a lot longer than this, but this ...
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Calculate field values using random integer derived from count of like features

I have a feature class which contains features classified by type. What I would like to do in my new field is generate a random number sequence for those like values using a count of the like values. ...
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64 bit Python on ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop

I am trying to have Python 64-bit with ArcGIS so that I can use my entire RAM when doing data analysis. Apparently ArcGIS 10.2 Desktop comes just with 'Python 32-bit'. Should I install a fresh Python ...
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Does Avenue equivalent of pointPosition exist in ArcGIS 10.2?

There were a couple of awesome methods in Avenue for ArcView: point=polyline.Along(percentage) percentage=polyLine.pointPosition(point) Don't laugh, but one of the reasons I updated to 10 from 9, ...
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Using multiple wildcard parameters with arcpy.ListFeatureClasses

I know there has to be a way to do this but I'm having trouble figuring out how to do so. I would like to create a list of feature classes to perform operations on however, I want to have the list ...
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ArcPy / ArcMap 10.2: How to report data to user?

I'm developing an arcpy addin with ArcMap 10.2 that outputs a feature layer based on user input. How can I display attributes from this layer in a MessageBox or other reporting mechanism? I don't ...
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Can arcpy.env.workspace be set multiple times in same script?

Is it possible to set arcpy.env.workspace multiple times in the same script to ListDataFeatures from different workspaces? eg. import arcpy def readFromGdb(): arcpy.env.workspace = ...
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Using ArcPy update cursor to replace <Null> value?

I have been combing the help associated with (None) values in arc, and have not been able to solve the following problem: I have a a field with mixed Null and integer values: 0 100 I would like ...
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AddJoin failing in Python ArcGIS [duplicate]

My AddJoin operation is failing: arcpy.CopyRows_management(lup_file,out_dir+'lup') try: # Perform copy rows on merged csv file print 'start' aa = arcpy.Raster(SEIMF) ...
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Why does import arcview/arceditor give gp.setProduct() RuntimeError: ERROR 999999: Error executing?

I am developing a script that will be used in ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 of Standard (formerly called ArcEditor) license level and thus importing arceditor to make sure I don't use GP tools that require ...
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Using update cursor in a while loop to perform analysis on individual polygons gets stuck on first row

I am working through an open courseware project from PSU found at https://www.e-education.psu.edu/geog485/node/145 I am trying to use an update cursor in a while loop to perform an analysis on ...
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Can I access the Error Log in arcpy?

Can the error log created by validate topology be assessed through arcpy? I can validate the following topology - arcpy.ValidateTopology_management(r"C:\WorkSpace\CWD.gdb\FD\FD_Topology") Can I ...
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Should Python Add-In installed in map which is packaged be part of *.mpk?

Using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 SP1, I just created a map package (.mpk) from a map (.mxd) which had a Python Add-In (.esriaddin) installed. When I unpacked the .mpk the .esriaddin was neither ...
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arcpy Problem with updateRow() when trying to update fields with UpdateCursor

I have a list of values which I am trying to add to an existing shapefile. The field where the values need to be inserted has been added via arcpy.AddField_management and thus the values of the rows ...
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How to filter out multipart polygons and then buffer?

I've written a small script trying to accomplish the task described in the question title. It basically looks like: in_fc = '...' # Some shapefile goes here # Get the fields (column names) of the ...
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How do I use python to batch process the reprojection of a group of shapefiles?

My client would like his shapefiles reprojected and I would like to get a script that can batch process all the files located in the same folder. I am new to Python and ArcPy but am very interested. ...
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How do I access a multivalue output parameter from a python script in modelbuilder in ArcGIS 10.0?

How do I access a multivalue output parameter from a python script in modelbuilder, in ArcGIS 10.0? That is, I have a python script that loops through several input layers (working through a script ...
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ArcPy: Feature class “doesn't exist” after MakeFeatureLayer

I was working on a Python script to analyze the geometries of a feature class and write something out. It worked fine the first time, but gave an IOError each subsequent time. I narrowed the problem ...
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Selecting features through arcpy

I would like to achieve the following functionality through arcpy: Querying an existing baselayer on time and create a new layer Apply symbology from an existing layer and add the new layer to the ...
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Merging edited data back into ArcSDE master geodatabase?

I need some suggestions/inspiration for a problem we have. The problem: We have an ArcSDE master GIS database. We will edit this data almost exclusively outside of ArcGIS and outside of ArcSDE. In ...
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ArcGIS Select Analysis using Unique Values from Field

I am trying to create separate shapefile using Select analysis with ArcPy by doing an SQL query to create them based on a unique value from the field. I want to create a list of the unique values in ...
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How do I import specific fields from a shapefile?

Using arcpy, how do I import only select fields from a shapefile? Or, if I must import the entire shapefile, how do I delete certain fields after import?
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Adding descriptions to feature class in a geodatabase using arcpy

I am trying to populate the properties of a feature class in a geodatabase using arcpy. In the past I have been given geodatabases with features classes that already have their property descriptions ...
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Finding the Python script used by a custom toolbar button in ArcMap

I've been asked by somebody at work to design a toolbar add-in that works just the same as an existing one, but with a different set of data. However, the person who wrote the original add-in for him ...
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ArcPy Data Access Insert Cursor not writing geometries to feature class?

I'm running ArcGIS 10.2.1 and am having troubles with the Insert Cursor in the arcpy module. I have an empty feature class in my geodatabase and have created the short script below to try and find the ...
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Importing external bookmark (.dat) files into many MXDs using arcpy?

Does anyone know any python script to use for arcview to import a bookmark (saved as a .dat) that was created and saved externally using ArcMap? I tried with this script but without a result: import ...
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Project point to map with Arcpy using GPS Coordinates

I am trying to create a new layer with just a single point using arcpy. All that is provided is a gps lat and long. It seems like it should be a simple problem but I just can't get it to work. I've ...
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How do I know if I am running 64-bit background geoprocessing on ArcMap 10.2?

I'm running ArcMap 10.2 and just set up 'ArcGIS for Desktop Background Geoprocessing (64 bit)' and now I have both the ArcGIS10.2 folder and ArcGISx6410.2 folder inside my python folder. I have ...
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Converting Vertices of Polylines and Polygons to Points and Maintain Attributes

I'm pretty sure someone has done this before, but I'm having no luck. I'm using ArcGIS Standard version 10.2.1 and I want to convert all the vertices of a polyline or polygon to points. Essentially, ...
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Edit SQL Server table (not registered with geodatabase) with arcpy

I am trying to update some rows in a SQL Server database table (not registered with geodatabase) with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor. However, when running the deleteRow(), I get the error return without ...
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How to convert all shapefiles in folder into KML using ArcPy?

I was trying to convert all the shp in a folder into kml. featureclasses = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() for fc in featureclasses: # Set Local Variables composite = 'COMPOSITE' pixels = ...
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How do I get the coordinates of my data frame always in long/lat?

I want to determine the coordinates of my current data frame. To do so I wrote this script: def DataFrame (): mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = ...
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Detecting ring direction of a polygon using ArcPy

I am using ArcPy in ArcGIS 10.1 to process some geometry using the arcpy.da data access module. However I have run into a problem with complex Polygons that contain inner rings/holes. From the ...
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What causes RuntimeError: ERROR 010240 saving after CellStatistics?

I am having trouble saving outputs from CellStatistics but only when I run it on a list of rasters. This was working on python 26 but not 27. I know this example is nonsense, but: env.workspace = ...
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How can I validate a table name on SDE with Oracle backend?

Second title: "Is arcpy.ValidateTableName broken on Oracle?" I have an Oracle SDE database 9.3.1 (service connection). My arcGIS client tools are version 10.0 SP5). I have some names of feature ...
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Using Select By Location to update field in feature class using ArcPy?

I am using Arc 10.1 and I am working on a script that takes a value from a field within one shape file and updates a field in another shape file based on its location. Basically I have smaller parcels ...
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Beginning Arcpy: Asking for a quick review of my script

I cobbled this code together from ESRI documentation and stackexchange answers. I tried to use SearchCursor(points, fields=fieldname) but I get this error: TypeError: SearchCursor() got an ...
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getting the specified geographic transformation, or at least the GCS, of a data frame

First, the TLDR digest: I'm getting a bogus value from dataFrame.geographicTransformations on some machines; how do I get the correct value as shown in the properties dialog? and/or Given a spatial ...
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Having trouble nesting updatecursors

I'm trying unsuccessfully to perform updates on multiple linked tables using updatecursors. The following code works as I would expect: trackRows = ...
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Convert cursor output to list of geometries

I want to convert all the geometries returned by search cursor to a list. import math import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = r"C:\GIS Data\GIS data_for Maeenul vai" desc = ...
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How to create an offset polyline in arcpy?

I am trying to create an offset polyline using arcpy, identical to the function in ArcObjects (constructoffset). After trying to access ArcObjects in arcpy, which I found difficult for those not ...
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Python and Data driven pages - Advanced use

I need to make a number of maps where only one input changes (a layer with the range of a radio tower) and I want to add the layer, apply symbology, zoom to it, change the title to include the name of ...
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Customizing label features using arcpy

I have a script that creates symbology for a polyline (contours) and then adds it to a .mxd file. My problem is that it picks the “FontName” as the default field to label on the map (see attached ...
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Add a .lyr file to multiple mxd's within a specified folder using python

I need to create a python script that will look in a certain folder or workspace, and add a certain .lyr file to each mxd in the folder. I am able create a python script that adds the layer by ...