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Can you create labels based on an attribute field in a shapefile with Arcpy?

I was curious if anyone knew how to access the ArcGIS label engine with arcpy? I want to be able to label point features on my map in a python loop.
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ArcGIS Removing values from a shapefile with Python

I've got a monster shapefile with lots of duplicate records, however each duplicate record has an accuracy rating. I want to remove all duplicate records with a lower accuracy rating. This would be ...
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ArcMap Using Python to Rename a Feature Class based on Print Results

I would like to rename a feature class based on the EDITOR and DATE fields. I wrote this code: import arcpy fc = "C:\Users\PythonTesting.gdb\MyFile" f1, f2, f3 = "EDITOR", "DATE", "OBJECTID" ...
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How to get size of SDE geodatabase feature class

Is there a way in catalog or arcpy to determine the amount of hard drive space a SDE feature class takes up on disk? In catalog the 'size' column is blank and Esri help states: The size, ...
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How to convert polygon singleparts to multipart?

I am interested in converting a polygon featureclass created via Create Fishnet (Data Management) from singleparts to multipart. QGIS has a very handy tool called singleparts to multipart that does ...
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Track progress of running GP tools (in arcpy script) programmatically?

I am looking for a way to access a GP tool running in a Python script to be able to see how much of the job has already been done. I have found SetProgressor function, but this one is available only ...
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Create conditional to check if raster has value

I have a problem with this code: ac = ExtractByMask(raster, "area.shp") arcpy.RasterToPoint_conversion(ac, "point.shp", "VALUE") The problem is that sometimes the raster has no value. (It's a flow ...
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Using Python Add-In to delete/remove ArcMap layers that are turned off?

I have made a python addin button which removes layers that are turned off in an MXD. The strange thing is that I get different results depending on whether I run the python commands in the python ...
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How do I classify number values in Python to assign it to a group?

I have calculated the number of points that exists for a SqMi area and am trying now to assign it to a certain group based on where it falls in the classification. Does anyone know a tool that I can ...
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Why does the next() method fail after the last record, using arcpy.da.SearchCursor?

Using the older arcpy.SearchCursor, the next() method would return Nothing once the last record had been passed. Using the newer arcpy.da.SearchCursor, I'm finding that the next() method crashes the ...
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Why does Raster Calculator (RasterCalculator_sa) give ERROR 000539 in ArcPy?

I am getting a not executed error for a raster calculator. Here is part of the output: File "C:\projectTemp\FloodAnalysis\floodxsectionanalysis.py", line 107, in makeSeemless ...
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Why does ArcPy Excel To Table give AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute? [closed]

I'm trying to import an excel workbook using arcpy. ExcelToTable, but I get the following traceback: ERROR updateParameters Execution Error: Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How to change the style of the north arrow from “ESRI North 4” to “ESRI North 1”?

I have a Python assignment where I have to write a script to change the style of the north arrow from “ESRI North 4” to “ESRI North 1”. I wrote the following code: import arcpy mxd = ...
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How to create button that calculates acres on selected polygon features?

I'm looking to create a simple button that calculates acres on selected polygons and can't quite find what I'm looking for. I read through this thread: automating a python script..., but found it ...
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IO Performance of ArcPy in virtual machine

The following script just copies a file into RAM, performs some simple operations and writes the result back to hard disc: import arcpy import random import time arcpy.management.Delete("in_memory") ...
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How can I generalize “field name” variable?

Here is my code: import arcpy import math arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\RG\Kings County\Test.gdb" fcs = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses("NVF_*") try: for fc in fcs: rows = arcpy.UpdateCursor(fc) ...
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Python Search cursor: Error handling

I have a search cursor that using a SQL query to match addresses and then returns the associated roll number with that address. However, some addresses do not match the roll number and then I believe ...
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Create line from two points, two different feature class

I'm attempting to automate this in ModelBuilder in ArcMap. I have one feature class with one point (Start) and one feature class with multiple points (Destinations). I want to iterate through the ...
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Why is my simple arcpy script failing? (sets raster cell value to null if below threshold value, ArcGIS 10.1)

As mentioned in the title, simple script to set null cell values below three standard deviations beyond the mean: import arcpy, sys, os #Accept input and output raster inRas = sys.argv[1] outRas = ...
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Csv to Shp conversion? [duplicate]

I am working on a really big script right now where I have a csv file that I have removed rows and columns from, and edited the headers. I need to create one big shapefile for the entire csv file then ...
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Is it possible to have tool parameters appear only if clause met?

I'm writing an arcpy script for a tool that has a large number of parameters (around 10). About half of these are "dependent" (perhaps not in the technical sense of the term), as in [first ...
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Is it possible to get the coordinates of a user clicked point in a current MXD with ArcGIS 10.0 ArcPy?

I would like to know if it is possible to get the coordinates from a user clicked point in the current map document - arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")?
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ArcGIS 10.0/10.1 - arcpy - automate projection tool with different datum or projection

I am getting stuck with a task that is slightly different from the posts I found so far on this same website. Assumption: all layers have a defined coordinate system Problem: I would like to ...
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Zoom to Shapefile attribute table row feature

I am working with the python code below in ArcGIS to zoom into a shapefile's attribute table row features without selected until the end of table one by one. I am trying to use this code but this one ...
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Automate removal of duplicate polygon nodes from shape file in Arcmap

I have a whole lot of polygon shape files, many of which have got duplicate nodes. This makes processing difficult as almost all tools (erase, union, calculate area) do not work. I found that by ...
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Getting values from attribute table and inserting another table

I have line feature class of a river network and “FromTo” table. Lines are dissolved so they are not segmented from junctions. I need to write a Python script in ArcGIS to do following: Begin from ...
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Using arcpy from the command line on ArcGIS Linux Server 10.1

We installed ArcGIS SERVER (not Desktop!) 10.1 on a RHEL (Red Hat) machine. ArcGIS Sever is supported for Linux. However, it appears they don't make it easy to script in python, from the command ...
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How to reference a specific layer in a dataframe with Arcpy

I am trying to reference a Layer named "Tim" in the dataframe "Layers" in my .mxd. It is not working. I have looked at the ArcGIS online help and all else in this forum. Can't get rid of this Runtime ...
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Unable to change data source path for group layer file

I am having some difficulty changing the data source for a group layer. Below is the code that I am using. It processes a LYR file successfully that has a single data source but if LYR file has more ...
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How to set the Output Extent (Environment Setting)?

I'm a bit confused as I'm trying to figure out how to set my output extent before creating Thiessen Polygons in a loop of ~100 points shapefile. (ArcMAP 10.0 - Python) for i in range(3,51,1): ...
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ArcPy not running on standard console

I know this is a newbie ArcPy question, but here is the deal: While I'm inside ArcMap 10, the Python window gives me all output correctly, like this: >>> arcpy.env.workspace = ...
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Referencing Feature Dataset in File Geodatabase with ArcPy

It's probably an obvious one but since I'm new to arcpy I'd appreciate any help. I'm trying to develop an arcpy script which will eventually loop through number of rasters and feature classes stored ...
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How to read MapInfo .tab files in ArcPy?

I want to use arcpy (the ESRI install of python 2.65) to analyse tab files...can this be done directly or do I need to convert them to shp files...if so would it be possible to do something like ...
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Enabling time aware layers using arcpy

Is it possible to enable time aware on a layer programmatically? I can add a time-enabled layer to a non-time aware data frame as shown here: ...
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Assign point IDs to respective start and end attributes of a polyline

I have two shapefiles, Point and Polyline. I'm trying to populate my polyline layer with the point data ID (systemID) where the lines start to where they end; eg. create two columns (from and to). The ...
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Using arcpy and script toolbox to add the date to a attribute table

I would like some information on how to add a date to an attribute table, by adding a user specified date in a script tool that will update the polygons attribute table. In short I have two polygons ...
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How do updateParameters and updateMessages Interact in a Python Toolbox?

I have been developing a Python toolbox which consists of 6 parameters. I have received immense amounts of help on this through StackExchange through the following posts: How to Determine if a Layer ...
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Trying to generate a PDF for each feature in a feature class based on an attribute with Python.

I have a feature class of points that represent storm water inlets. I am trying to automate a process that does the following. finds all of the inlets that have a field called "Marker" populated ...
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How can you alter label styles (font, color, size, etc.) using Python scripting? (ArcGIS 10.2)

I am trying to write a python macro that will automate the process of labeling points in a layer based on different types of apartments. For example, one style of apartments would have a blue square ...
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Copy multiple features in feature class, update field value based on number copied

I have created a field which will indicate the records I want to alter. What I want to do is then cycle through these records, each will contain sum values in a field.Based on the sum I want to copy ...
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Which parameter data type is used in the Integrate geoprocessing tool for ranking?

I'm trying to figure out which parameter data type is used in, for example, the Integrate geoprocessing tool. It looks like this: I'd like to use it in a geoprocessing tool I'm making, but can't ...
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Which feature class(es) is/are used by a service

I have several feature classes and a lot of services. When I try to make my feature class versioned I get the message that the feature class is locked which is obvious. But it's not telling me by ...
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Why is Mosaic or Mosaic To New Image causing a 1-pixel gap between adjacent images?

I have a series of adjacent PNG images, and I'm trying to merge/mosaic them into a single seamless image. The images have clean "cuts" between them, with no overlaps. However, when I use either the ...
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How to obtain the width and height of an image using arcpy

This Stack Overflow question shows how to obtain the pixel dimensions of an image using Python. Is it possible to find an image's height and width using arcpy and ArcGIS? arcpy.Describe would seem ...
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Using python to Raster clip the extent to be the same as the display?

I've been trying to figure this out for almost a week now. I am creating a tool which first needs the raster to be clipped out to the current display. I have tried all sorts of things. Below is the ...
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How to perform Tool Validation in Python Toolbox?

I'm trying to make sure there is no '-' in the output filename, and if there is, to set an error (circle with the red 'X') so that the tool can't be run, and have a tooltip that explains the issue. ...
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Python objects in my ArcMap addIn aren't instantiated

I've got a weird problem. My addin throws problems intermittently where it doesn't recognize buttons or tools when I try to toggle the visibility in my code. It seems as though the objects aren't ...
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layer.visible command not working in arcpy.mapping module

I am using the arcpy.mapping module for the first time, and the lyr.visible command is not working as it should (or I am not using it as I should). I have a list that contains the the layer names of ...
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How to work with OGR and GDAL in GP Service in ArcGIS for Server 10.1

I have got a lot troubles with GDAL and OGR in the context of ArcGIS Server on 64 bit server machine. I can run script that use GDAL in ArcGIS as Tool and in the debug mode in PyScripter, then ...
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set values in feature class attribute table to null

I've created a point-data featureclass (fc) containing data from a simple .txt file using Arcpy as follows: arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management(out_path= outPath, out_name= 'fcTest', geometry_type= ...