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Prevent arcpy.Append from crashing if data is too long for field

We're appending a bunch of information from somebody else's database into ours. Much of it is text information, and the origin database doesn't appear to have much limit on the length of those ...
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Nodata issues in map algebra

A dummy question. I need to change all values in my rasters into ones. I've been able to do this fine in the Rater Calculator just by multiplying the layer by zero and adding one (my_layer*0+1), but ...
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row.getValue() doesn't work but row[1] does

for some reason I can't get row.getValue to work properly... my script will only work if I use row[0] and get the value manually but I am sure the location/order of my fields will change from dataset ...
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Using python to get extent and split coordinates into list

I have the following code: for fc in fcs: desc = arcpy.Describe(fc) ext = desc.extent ext.split(" ") print ext I'm getting error: AttributeError: Point: Get attribute split does not ...
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Converting arcpy based python script to OGR for semi-automated Metadata creation

I have created a script to automatically generate base ANZLIC standard metadata using arcpy based coding. Can anyone help me convert it to OGR/GDAL python? This is so that it can be run in QGIS and ...
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SImple model works, resulting script doesn't

The goal is to convert an XY layer (from Excel) into a feature class. The "MakeXY" portion works flawlessly, the arcpy.FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion portion inevitably returns a 999999 "Table ...
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GetCount_management() from ArcGIS ToolValidator?

We want to check if feature classes are empty in the ToolValidator. When you call GetCount_managment() and background processing is on, there is a popup from our validation step. Is there a ...
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How to populate attribute table with sequential numbers?

Using Python, how can we populate a field in a feature class automatically in increasing order? The user must be able to provide the start number. For example, say he wants to populate values from 51 ...
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How to create folders from shapefile attributes using ArcPy/Python?

I am wondering if anyone has solved this or can help me on my code. I have a Parcel shapefile, and I would like to create folders based on the attribute data (per row) from a field in the shapefile; ...
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How to set NULL value by arcpy.da.InsertCursor on date column?

How to set NULL value by arcpy.da.InsertCursor on date column? I try insert "NULL", None, '', 0 dictIN= [{'field1':"test1",'date1':'01-02-2015','date2':''},\ ...
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Calculate Fields with Null Values using arcpy.da.UpdateCursor of ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do you calculate fields with null values? I have multiple fields that may have null values, that aren't being calculated in the third field. import arcpy with ...
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Split a string column into 2 columns in python [closed]

I have a csv file and this is the structure of that file. It has only one column with number of strings. I want to split this one column into 2 columns at the character \. Can anyone please tell me ...
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Using UpdateCursor to update a field based on other field values

I've been trying to create a python script that will update certain fields in the arcgis attribute table. I have attempted to do this by using the update cursor to update a field based on another ...
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How to retrieve the year from a date format?

I'm attempting to retrieve the year from the following date format: 1/1/1988 I've tried the following but it does not work str(1/1/1988)[4:] and I've also tried str(1//1//1988)[4:]
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Why does this SQL syntax produce empty feature class with ArcGIS Select_analysis?

I'm working on a script that involves an arcpy.select_analysis function. The problem I have is that when I run the script it produces an empty file. I've verified that the whole thing works when in ...
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Does arcpy have an issue with directory names starting with a number?

I have a script to export DDP extents to tif and when I change arcpy.mapping.ExportToTIFF(mxd,"tests\BA\BA10k_" + str(ddp.pageRow.PageName) + ".tif",df,9306,9306*ar,1800,True) to ...
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How to create a pop-up box if a condition is true in a table? (ArcMap 10)

I'm creating a script that will grab layout data from a table for the current Building Number of the current building my map series is on. It works fine, but I need it to pop up a window if multiple ...
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Output the Search Cursor as a string

I am trying to select Zones that intersect the dataframe (polygon). If there is only one return then I want to turn it into a sting. If there is multiple I want to turn it into a string with " ," ...
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Getting index of active data frame in ArcPy?

I am a little surprised to see that there seems to be no way to get the index of the active data frame in ArcPy, or did I miss something? For example, what if you want to add a tool’s output to the ...
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Shapefile list gone missing in dialog window

I have updated my script in ArcGIS 10.3 to include the copyFeatures_management geoprocessing tool because I want to only copy the features that already have the same projection, not reproject them; ...
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Using Python new line (\n) with ArcGIS geoprocessing progress dialog? [closed]

I am currently using in my ArcGIS 10.3 toolbox script; # Get the spatial reference spatialRef = arcpy.Describe(template).spatialReference.name #Loop through shapfiles in folder and reproject for fc ...
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NameError: variable not defined even though set multiple times

This code original worked when run through the python command window in ArcCatalog. After I added the script to a toolbox I have had all sorts of troubles. The most frustrating error has been: ...
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Arcpy: what tools are most suited for this job?

I'll try to be as much detailed as possible but please let me know if anything is missing: I'm trying to get the number of lines in layerA that intersect with each line in LayerB and stores that ...
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How to set workspace from input Feature Class?

How to set workspace from input Feature Class ? is there an attribute of the source GDB for a feature class ? some times the FC is in a dataset and some time it isn't, How can i get the path of source ...
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Overwrite option on a standalone ZonalStatisticsAsTable using ArcPy

How can I code an "overwrite option" on a standalone ZonalStatisticsAsTable using ArcPy? I don't see any overwrite option from a Esri example. # Execute ZonalStatisticsAsTable outZSaT = ...
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How to get the name of a subtype field in a feature class in Python?

I have a geodatabase with many feature classes. Some of the feature classes have subtype fields. Their names vary feature class by feature class. I now want to find the names of those subtype fields. ...
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How to Properly Loop Through a List With a Cursor?

My team is working on a python script that does various updating tasks to our streets file. A part we are getting stuck on is trying to update a field. Currently we have a field FEDROUTE that is ...
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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 get Python script tool to take list of variables?

I am looking at making a Python script script tool that requires the user to input a series of attributes into a list, which is then used to build a query, to select multiple polygons (i.e. "abc, ...
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How to add shapefile as layer to map using Python and ArcPy?

I am working on an application and I am a beginner in Python :( I want to add a shapefile, the execution is successful and everything but no result appears on ArcMap, here is the code I use: import ...
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How to List Tables from current map document (mxd)?

We have many maps containing Feature Classes and Tables in a Personal Geodatabase that need their information updated. Is there a function to List Tables from the current map document like mxd = ...
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How do I execute a script in the arcpy window?

I've been writing python in my text editor so I have a python script, script.py. I'm still developing it so don't want to put it in my toolbox yet, and at the moment this means copying and pasting it ...
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Python code does not work with RasterCalculator after exported from Model Builder

I have a model authored in Model Builder that uses "RasterCalculator" to process input raster datasets. arcpy.gp.RasterCalculator_sa("OutRas = Con(\"%STATIC_forestland%\" == 0, -255, ...
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How to list raster bands?

I am interested in looping through a directory and listing only the red bands (Band 1) from 4-band NAIP imagery. From there I would like to mosaic all of the band 1 layers into a new single band ...
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Can you use arcpy.Copy_management() with in_memory tables?

I have a table in an ArcSDE GDB I'd like to step through using Python. For performance reasons I wanted to load it into memory like so: arcpy.Copy_management('C:/GDB.sde/MyTable', ...
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Python syntax error…cannot see the error!

I'm very new to python and have created a script for enabling a user to list file types in a workspace making use of the parameters function in ArcGIS so it's more user friendly. However I cannot get ...
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How can I save raster dataset using arcpy

I'm trying to save filled raster object to geo database by my specified filename. import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy.sa import * env.workspace = r"C:\GIS ...
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an arcgisscripting method for sanitizing a filename?

Is there an arcgisscripting method for sanitizing a filename to get rid of characters which Arcgis barfs on, the meek hyphen - for example?
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Adding new field and populating with shapefile name

I have a set of shapefiles that need a new field adding to them called "Policy_Ref". I then need to update this field with the shapefile name. However when I do, it uses the full title, including the ...
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Using lists to work with feature classes having different spatial references in ArcPy?

This is my first arcpy script attempting to use lists. Input: 4 dif Excel files, each with a dif spatial reference Output: 4 dif feature classes (in same geodatabase), each with original spatial ...
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Check shape orientation

I have a shapefile with many minimum bounding box (envelope) polygons and I need to find out, if the boxes are rather landscape or portrait format. (See pic below, one of the selected boxes should be ...
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Add Item and Publish Service with ArcREST or ArcPy

I would like to have an automated process which does the following: Adds a CSV to our portaL/AGOL organization account. Publishes the item as a hosted feature service. Consumes hosted feature back ...
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Referencing layer in Table of Contents using ArcPy?

I'm looking for the best way to reference a layer in the TOC using arcpy and, if it is possible, that is different than the following: mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = ...
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How to print a list of Tools from their respective Toolboxes with arcpy?

I would like to print a list of Toolboxes as listed in my Python code, however I would also like to print the tools in that Toolbox under neath the Toolbox name like so; Analysis Tools(analysis) ...
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Does arcpy.GetParameterAsText() have a data type?

import arcpy # Retrieve input parameters inX = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) inY = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1) inDescription = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2) incidentsFC = "C:/Data/Yakima/Incidents.shp" ...
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How to get the layer name with a arcpy code

Using the FeatureToPoint tool I've having difficulty calling just the name for file without the extension or path. Here is the part of the script that I'm creating that Im stuck on. eg. ...
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ArcPy SearchCursor getValue leads to NoneType object has no attribute lstrip?

I am having a little bit of a dilemma. I am having a problem with using getValue() and striping the value that is returned. For instance, take the following code. import arcpy as ap mxd = ...
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Avoiding ImportError: No module named numpy?

When I try to import ArcPy, I get the following message. >>> import numpy Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): File "<string>", line 1, in <module> File ...
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Concatenating text and string in Field Calculator expression (python)

I'm trying to copy an attribute value from one field to another (sum of raster values), but I'm having issues in writing a functioning expression for a Calculate Field script. I'm adding a field ...
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arcpy searchCursor numeric variable in where clause

I know this question has been answered but I am not seeing an adaptation that I can understand. I am trying to use a numeric variable in a where clause and just having a hard time figuring it out. ...