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Using arcpy, is it possible to check if a thumbnail exists for a specified file?

I have written a very simple tool that builds thumbnails for every map document in a folder : root_fld stands for root folder and rec tells if search must be recursive. import arcpy import os import ...
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How to set parameter filters in ToolValidator?

I am populating parameter[2] using validation code provided by ESRI. How can I modify this code to repeat for parameter[3] what was done for parameter[2]? To elaborate...param[0] is a user supplied ...
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Why does arcpy.SelectLayerByLocation_management give ERROR 000368: Invalid input data?

When i trying to do Select by location i got : arcgis scripting. ExecuteError: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000368: Invalid input data. Failed to execute (SelectLayerByLocation) ...
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How to avoid ImportError: No module named arcpy causing Failed to execute (Script) error?

I have a proplem with arc hydro in arcpy,i want to create a simple script where automated some tools from archydro in arcpy.. I use arcmap 10.1 and python 1.7,my import is one dem and my export is a 6 ...
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Convert decimal latitude/longitude bounding box to SRID 26910

I have a bounding box specified in decimal latitude/longitude, and need to convert this into a bounding box in the SRID 26910 coordinate system. I've never had to work with different GIS co-ordinate ...
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How to transfer attributes to thousands of local points from ArcSDE feature class with millions of polygons?

I have a set of points and a huge feature class with topographic information (OS MasterMap for who knows it). I'm talking millions of polygons huge. I want to transfer attributes of the polygons to ...
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Problem adding dates into an existing feature class from an excel spreadsheet [closed]

I've been trying to load data from an excel spreadsheet into existing feature classes, but I've been having some trouble with the dates. I've written a script that compares the values in the ...
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Arcpy GetRasterProperties returns odd results

I have this simple piece of python code to test whether a raster has integer values or not: res = arcpy.GetRasterProperties_management(ws, 'VALUETYPE') res = res.getOutput(0) ...
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How to identify a selected graphic element(s) in python

I have a situation where I am inserting items from Excel into maps a lot. When I insert the items it always makes them a fixed width and then adjusts height to maintain aspect ratio. What I would ...
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Counting how many times a point goes through a loop and write the count to a text

I have a several feature classes that go through a loop to calculate points. I want to add up how many go through it each time so I can archive that number. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. Lets say I have ...
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Points Missing on Import of LongLat data to SHP using ESRI script CreateFeaturesFromTextFile()

In ArcMap 10.0 I am using a 9.1-era ESRI script in Python called CreateFeaturesFromTextFile. There appears to be no ArcMap 10 update. The input text format is the strict format ESRI point,X,Y layout ...
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How to calculate a field in using updatecursor?

I'm trying to simply add a string in front of a group of numbers from another field in a new field. The filed I'm using update cursor in is GIS_ID_PAM and I'm trying to bring over numbers from a ...
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Is there an equivalent to arcpy.ImportToolbox() in 9.3.1?

Is there an equivalent to arcpy.ImportToolbox() using ArcGIS 9.3.1? I'm assuming it would use arcgisscripting instead of arcpy but I can't find any documentation.
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Handle annotation layers with arcpy

I want to access annotation layers using arcpy (the purpose is to verify few text strings in text annotations). By annotation I mean draw tool annotations, not dynamic labels. These annotation layers ...
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Setting the output parameter in a toolbox to be a PDF

I need to allow a user to input a path and name where they would like to save their new map book PDF on their computer/drive. I have created a script where the user can input their mxd with data ...
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I could use some help with a bit of code optimization

See edit below. I posted here a couple weeks ago looking for some advice on the best way to iterate through data. You can find that post here. I have since done some tweaking to the code, and ...
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Python script to check node / edge coincidence

I have written a script with arcpy to test node and edge coincidence. Each edge (line) should have a node (point) at either end. If this is true, the script does not write anything. If there is node ...
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Using MakeFeatureLayer to select by location in arcpy

I'm trying to assign a state plane zone based on if a point intersects it. I make a feature layer from a feature class. It gets through the loop once and calculates everything correctly, but when it ...
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How to schedule a model to run at a certain time?

I'm trying to schedule a model to run at a certain time and have found this ESRI Blog post which is providing a good start. What I can't figure out though is where in the importToolbox function I tell ...
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automatic save outputs variables in the folder workspace using pyhon for arc map 10.1

I want to create python script with aim to import him in environment arcmap 10.1 and to make a hydrologic analysis because the scipt meybe can have many outputs raster file or feature class would ...
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Table analog of MakeQueryLayer

As of 10.1, arcpy provides the rather handy MakeQueryLayer function. This allows us to use arcpy to create query layers programmatically instead of having to go through MXDs (as was the case in 10.0). ...
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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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Polygon Neighbors Analysis script (ArcPy 10.1) producing erroneous results?

I'm struggling with a python script that is supposed to calculate a field for a polygon feature class. The calculation is of the average of a field value (P_TOT_DEV) for each of a given polygon's ...
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Using ArcPy, is there a way to change the color of a symbol in a UniqueValuesSymbology object?

I have an template mxd I reference with several pre-defined layers. The only variable I need to modify is the color of certain symbols in the layer. I have tried to modify and dig around the Symbology ...
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I get an ERROR 000622 when it checks for arcpy.DefineProjection_management

So the purpose of my code is to create a loop that copies shapefiles from a folder to my folder and change its projection 'GCS_WGS_1984'. Each shapefile starts with the year follow by the month and ...
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When using arcpy can I only calculate fields of a subtype and not the entire feature class?

I'm appending two sepearte shapefiles into one feature class with different subtypes. Is there a way to only calculate fields from a certain subtype?
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Using unicode characters (arabic) in Select By Attribute of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm new to Python scripting with ArcGIS for Desktop and I have unicode characters (arabic) in my attribute table. I want to use these characters in my script but when I try to do that the script ...
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Create custom raster pyramid using arcpy in ArcGIS 10.2

I have a arcpy script that runs the Point Density tool several times for the same extent, using the same number of neighborhood cells, but with cell size increasing at an multiple of 2 with each pass. ...
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Using Python to connect to Multiple SDE Database Connections

I am writing a script that accesses multiple sde Database connections. I have set the script to include accessing the environment workspace: import arcpy arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) ...
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ArcPy Cursor iteration update

I'm trying to get the cursor to iterate through rows and fields looking for blank or null values and change them to 999999 but it's not changing anything. fc = ...
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Arcpy Pythonaddins Equivalent of arcpy.GetParameterAsText

I've build a neat little search arcpy script. The user opens any mxd, zooms to a location, chooses a corporate fGDB, and runs the tool. The user gets a list of all the populated feature class that ...
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Arcpy Closest Facility script not running correctly

I am running a script in ArcGIS 10.2 to automate the Make Closest Facility tool, as below, to identify the nearest chemist. This works fine. However, I then want to run it for another facility (a ...
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How to detect broken hyperlinks with arcpy?

I have zero experience with python but am trying to search for broken hyperlinks in a large gdb (temporarily converted to a shapefile)- Used code from a previous question (Hyperlink broken path - ...
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unable to modify records from one shapefile to another

I am trying to update the atrribute data of a feature class with respect to another one by matching a common field. But it is returning an error for the setValue command. My code looks like: import ...
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How to update attribute table of a shapefile on display automatically? [duplicate]

I have a shapefile attribute table on display. After some processing, I have to right click click Refresh to get updated version of table. I am wondering if there is a way using arcpy to update it ...
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How to get output value from Feature Compare (schema) and append to existing csv?

I am working on a data integration project and am trying to single out feature classes which have a schema that varies from two base feature classes (one for point, one for polyline features). I've ...
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Creat point and update featuers spatial join

I have the following code that is in a tool. The tool creates a point on click, then auto sequential populates the "AddressID" field and also populates X_Coord, , Y_Coord. This part of the tool works ...
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Arcpy zoom to selected features not working

I'm writing a python script to automatically take some snapshots of my ArcMap in 10.2, but I can't get the zoom to selected features tool to work properly. I have a layer called carereport, which I ...
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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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Error getting spatial reference as string in arcpy

I am trying to get the string associated with a spatial reference to print into an xml using arcpy and xml.cElementTree. Using the snippet: ... spatial_ref = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(3) ... Prj = ...
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Intermediate Data in Python Code

Is there a way to incorporate intermediate data (so that I do not have to select an output save location) in a python script that I turned into a tool? import arcpy, os from arcpy import env ...
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Query Layer not found ERROR 000229

My code executes in three steps: create FeatureLayer, create QueryLayer and join QueryLayer to FeatureLayer: arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(**{ "in_features":features.get_dataset_fullpath(), ...
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Best Way to Get a List of Selected Rows for a Specific Layer using Layer Object in ArcGIS

What is the fastest/cleanest way to get a collection of rows that are selected in a certain layer? For some background, I am trying to hide selected features in a specified layer. The solution ...
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Arcpy scripts fail on big datasets - anyone has experienced similar behavior?

Here a question that is not extremely specific but maybe someone has had similar experiences... I have a few Arcpy scripts that work perfectly when used with small datasets but that silently fail ...
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How to restrict read only *.mxd file?

I have an *.mxd file and I don't want to save any edits to it after each session. Is there a way in 'arcpy' or python in general to restrict edit of *.mxd file? Any suggestions would be appreciative.
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Use a variable to calculate a field with arcpy as a script in a toolbox?

stringvariable = "banana" arcpy.CalculateField_management("c:\point.shp", "SUBDIRECT", "stringvariable", "PYTHON") I get an error saying stringvariable is not defined what's the deal? I check ...
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What causes “RuntimeError: DataFrameObject: Error in setting extent”?

I'm having a problem whilst trying to set extent on a python script. mapDoc is created using Web_map_as_Json string. Appreciate if anyone can help. result = ...
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Python package for processing GRIB data in windows

I would like to know what python packages can be used to process GRIB (Gridded Binary) data on a Windows system. I know there is something called pygrib, but to use that I have to use cygwin windows ...
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What is the most efficient way to iterate through folders and geodatabases?

I am looking at cataloging some data, and I have code that works, it just seems to take a lot of time to run through all of the items. The way this data is structured is a bit of a hindrance, ...
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How to use for loop to add and calculate new field?

I am trying to use for loop to add and calculate a newfield for 2 shapefiles and a different new field for 2 other shapefiles. When I tried to do these 2 loops as one, it did not work so I separated ...