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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 to change the datasource with python?

How do I change the datasource of all layers in a map document using arcpy and python
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Is there a quick way to see the fields in a table via arcpy?

I frequently find myself in Python debug mode, trying to examine the fields of a layer or table. arcpy.Describe(lyr).fields returns an array of <geoprocessing describe field object> which isn't ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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Using Python to combine middle parts of two fields into third field

Below is how I used the Update Cursor in my final script. As you can see getValue was used a few times, perhaps there is a cleaner way to do this? But my concatenated field wouldn't populate properly ...
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How do I 'select' using ArcPy?

When using a cursor to loop through an attribute table, is it possible to iteratively select each row? I want to clip a line to a polygon grid (see previous question); due to the size of the grid the ...
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Arcpy: print to PDF with Vector shapefiles, text etc

I have a small python script which exports a set of data driven pages to PDF. This works fine, including appending each page to an 'all' pdf. My issue is that it creates rasters of each layer in the ...
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Efficient ways to read table data from a large feature layer?

I have a feature layer that contains about 460,000 records and it currently takes about 20 minutes to read that table using the arcpy.da.TableToNumPyArray() tool. Is there a more efficient way to read ...
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Number of items in a Combo Box

I'm developing a Combo Box for an ArcMap toolbar, that at present simply lists all of the layers that are in the table of contents. However the height of the drop-down menu is very small, and I cannot ...
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Is it possible to run ArcToolbox without ArcMap?

I am following the accepted answer for the question: Batch conversion of netCDF to Raster in ArcGIS using Python, obviously, to convert netcdfs. The code taken from the above answer (pasted below) ...
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Error when Projecting Rasters using ArcPy?

Using ArcGIS 10.3 I'm receiving the dreaded 'ERROR 999999' when attempting to project a geodatabase full of rasters from WGS84_UTM_zone_10N to Nad83_BC_Environment_Albers import arcpy InRasterGDB = ...
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Is it possible to set data source of ArcMap MXD via replica MXD on remote server?

I have two ArcGIS Server instances, one is development and the other is production. I've copied the MXDs and .msds from my arcgisserver folder on server one to server two for back up. Instead of ...
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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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Add value to field using arcpy

I calculated the azimuth angle between two points. I'm trying to create a new field where I will store my angle values, but although the field is created it stays empty, no values within! I'm using ...
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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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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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How to specify units when using SelectLayerbyLocation_management WITHIN_A_DISTANCE?

Can anyone help by suggesting how to specify the units when using the SelectLayerbyLocation_management tool. I am selecting by "WITHIN_A_DISTANCE" and the ArcGIS resources do not suggest how to do ...
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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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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 ...