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Alter validation in ArcGIS script tool

I have a script tool in ArcGIS 10.1. Some of the parameters are optional and if they are left blank, will not be processed. They are numerical parameters and I want to enforce this in the tool, so an ...
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Field's name with numbers: why not?

I have tried to create field in TOC called with numbers with python. But, it has a problem: it couldn't do it because name's of fields are numbers. It is strange for me. When I do new field in shape ...
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Importing ArcPy taking many seconds and code is really slow for GeoProcessing Tools 64-bit (ArcGIS 10.1 SP1)

I've installed ArcGIS10.1 SP1 and whenever I import arcpy (on Pywin console or Eclipse PyDev) it takes aprox. 15-20seconds. Is this normal? I don't think so... I had Python 2.7.3 64-bit previously ...
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how to add a raw input to a SQL string?

I have this py script for selecting one point. # Within selected features, select only those points of a chosen value arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management("Stations", "NEW_SELECTION", ' "OID" = ...
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Python: Arcpy: Adding data to a shapefile

Complete arcpy beginner here... I have a shapefile with the fields CNTRY_NAME and GDP_HEAD. I have a list in Python gdppop2002 = [['Country1, 234.1232341], [Country2, 23.2341234],...etc...] I'm ...
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Problem with calculating the total cell values

aa= arcpy.RasterToNumPyArray("water_depth") sum = numpy.sum(aa) print sum -2933737 Why I am getting negative values ? In my raster there is no any negative ...
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Can anyone recommend an Arcpy GUI? [duplicate]

Can anyone recommend a GUI for arcpy? So if I want to run my script as an exe with some blank text boxes(or text boxes with default entries), radio buttons, check boxes etc.
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Select Layer by Location - Arcpy - Why are my inputs being interpreted as invalid?

I am working on a tool in a python toolbox and am totally confused about what is going on and causing my select by location operation to fail (Error 000368). I am trying to select the features in one ...
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arcpy points in polygon check

I have a list of points and a list of polygons both in a separate shape files. I am trying to write a ArcPy script to loop through the points, and then the polygons respectively and tell me when a ...
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ArcPy and centroids/points shapefile?

I'm trying to create a point shapefile from a grid index polygon shapefile I created using ArcPy at ArcGIS 10.0 . I know this is simple, but could anyone give a few pointers out there. Here is what ...
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Input of in-memory geometry object to Dissolve tool in ArcPy script throws Error 000732?

In an arcpy script, I run a Union on a list of geometry objects. The output is set to an empty geometry object. The Union runs fine. What I am trying to do is then feed that output into the ...
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Why do I get a no module error when I try to batch process in Arc10?

I was trying to batch reproject a set of shapefiles and I kept getting the error No OS Module As the set was relatively small I just did it individually, however I want to be able to batch process in ...
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arcpy.Delete_management not deleting

I'm struggling with deleting an mxd in a for loop. My code is: import arcpy, glob, os, datetime, time from time import strftime for filename3 in glob.glob(os.path.join(folderPath, ...
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Get extent of Georeferenced Rasters in Python and output to polygon shapefile

I would like to create a shape file containing the extents of each of the rasters in a directory. Is it possible to capture the extent of a raster using Python? I have tried ...
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Install other python distributions [e.g. Python(x,y)] on top of ArcGIS installation ?

I'm using ArcGIS 10 and would like to use various additional libraries that are not included in the delivered version of ArcGIS (esp. numpy and matplotlib). First I tried to install them manually as ...
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How to generate random points from FIDs using ArcPy or ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I'm trying to generate a shapefile of random points using FID from the attribute table. My attribute table has 800,000 features and I only need a sample of 240. Is there a way to do it in arcpy or in ...
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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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Map automation to iterate through attribute table using ArcPy?

I have a python code which iterates through all attribute fields and creates a map for each field automatically. However, in the code I have to specify each attribute manually which was fine so far. ...
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Can you access all tools in python/arcpy regardless of license level?

Is it possible to write a python script using arcpy that is for a tool not included in the current desktop license level? For example, write something using the Identity Tool when you only have a ...
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why does my script not save a layer when it encounters a “ \” character in the string

i have some code that takes a field and finds every unique value in that field. it then creates a layer for each unique value. The code is working ok , but it is failing when there are \ characters ...
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How do I expand the .SDE file specified in my current workspace?

I'm storing my database connection in a .SDE file. When I output my feature class names in that database connection, I get the full path to the .SDE file. I want the details, like instance, for the ...
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In ArcPy, How to call specific columns of attribute table?

I'm trying to figure out how to spline specific columns of a shapefile attribute table, but my question is intermediate to this-- how do I select a range of columns, e.g. the 20th column to the ...
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Using arcpy to separate surface objects mixed into one file into different shapefiles

I'm trying to do some elementary tasks with arcpy and ArcGIS, namely separate some information in a file into separate shapefiles based on values for a field. My initial file has a field called ...
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Limit of Python Add-in for Arcmap?

I am running ArcGIS 10.2.2 Version 10.2.2.3552, using ArcMap. I've watched the tutorial here (http://training.esri.com/Courses/ts_PythonAdd-Ins/player.cfm?) and I'm still not understanding this. I ...
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arcpy.da.UpdateCursor - how to make multiplication of each column with the selected column, for each row in particular?

If I have a table with a number of columns [col1, col2, col3 ... col_n] how to perform multiplication of each column with one selected column, for example: multiplication = col1 * col_def, ...
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When using Data Driven Pages is it possible to tell if a feature is contained within the layout?

I'm using polygons to drive my DataDriven Pages in ArcMap Standard 10.2. I have a point feature that shares a common attribute with the driver polygon, and using the Page Definition, I am showing ...
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How to return a unique value from table using Arcpy?

Using Arcpy in Python, I would like to return / print '0.15' from the following table: When I use the following code I get "(u'D', 0.20)" as my print statement in Python: import arcpy fc = ...
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How to make list of MXDs from multi-value parameter in ArcPy?

I would like to selectively choose my MXD documents through the multivalue or filter parameter in the toolbox. From the selected MXD's the user should be able to replace text and re-save the ...
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Error using arcpy.da.SearchCursor and MakeFeatureLayer

im trying to write a script that allows me to iterate through my map layers, and for each layer, iterate over each feature and add a field that gives the location of the feature using my index layer ...
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Using raw_input python to accept string with a dash (-)

Hello I have the following python input. The user will enter a value with a dash always. E.g. 2015-0001 Var1 = raw_input("Enter the number with dash: ") ...
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Arcpy wildcard to represent specific number of characters

I have a bunch of feature classes that are labeled in this pattern CL25_E6_5_4_3 CL266_E6_5_4 CL266_E6_5_4_2 CL4_E6_5 I want to make a list in ArcPy that contains all feature classes with the ...
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Creating Self Executing Python Script (*.py)?

Trying to figure out how to create self executing python scripts with using the ArcGIS python window. I'm ok (generally) when developing and running scripts inside the python ArcGIS windows but ...
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Update a field for similar values in the second field based on third field value

So I have the table like this: City Distance NearFeature Comments A 90.5 131025 A 0 781446 B 15.5 131057 B 42.2 140521 C 21.7 784116 C 0 ...
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arcpy insert cursor problem - adding multiple polygons

I am reading rows from a database with a field "Coords" that contains polygon coordinates in the format 40.090170,-83.007704|40.089878,-83.007724..... and inserting each row as a polygon. The first ...
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Determining Y coordinate for Create Fishnet from desired Angle of Rotation in Python/ArcPy?

On the ESRI website it says: How_Create_Fishnet_works Calculating a value for the y-axis coordinate If you know the angle of rotation, you can compute a value for the Y-Axis Coordinate parameter as ...
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Does arcpy have a tool for converting file geodatabase Table to JSON?

arcpy has: arcpy.FeaturesToJSON_conversion() which can handle feature layers, but what about file geodatabase tables? Not too hard to implement custom, but I want something with the same API as ...
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building dictionary from feature class field values, how can I ensure there are no duplicate values per key

I found this code sample that builds a dictionary from two fields; the end result is a concatenation of all values per key to a new field. It's a great tool except that it doesn't account for ...
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How to ascertain if a cell/field contains a value in ArcGIS attribute table

I have done a bit of research on this but can't seem to find an answer. I am wondering if there is a way to identify whether a cell/field in the ArcGIS attribute table contains a value using the ...
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Calculation of a text value, The value of which is separated by a special character

How can I calculate a text value, the value of which is separated by a special character? For example: dog | duck, I would like to keep the first value: dog or elephant | cat, I want to keep ...
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How to get Last ObjectID of feature class using ArcPy?

I have a feature class and I need to know the ObjectID of its last record. What is the best way to find out last ObjectID? Opening a search cursor and reading all the records is one way, but is ...
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Creating shapefile from selection - remove from map

I am iterating over a shapefile and creating a new shape from each row. I will be creating several thousand individual shapes and do not want to inundate my TOC with that many layers (I bet ArcMap ...
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What causes ValueError: I/O operation on closed file? [closed]

I obtain the following error message: ValueError: I/O operation on closed file Here is my code (It selects each polygon contained in the shapefile "selected_polygons.shp" and builds the least-cost ...
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Unable to drag and drop current map elements into custom geoprocessing tool?

I know there mus be a simple solution to this but for some reason i cant figure it out. I have scripted an arcpy tool and the tool works fine in Arc10.2. The only problem is when I use the tool i ...
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Raster' object is not iterable

I'm trying to calculate the percentage of cell counts in new raster and the new raster is created from an old raster based on the Value > 14. In my code, 1st for loop is for original raster and ...
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Export Raster Data to TIFF, BMP, or PNG File Using Python

I am writing a Python script to export a Raster Dataset to a TIFF, BMP, or PNG file, as I would manually by right-clicking on the layer, choosing Data | Export Data, and then make my choices in the ...
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sum of raster counts

I'm trying to get the sum of "counts" in a raster. I have the code below which can successfully read the counts of each row in raster attribute and stores the counts in a list provided below. ...
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Iterating over all features in featureclass to intersect them individually with polygon using ArcPy?

I've got a point featureclass, and I'm trying to individually intersect each feature with a polygon featureclass to get some information about which polygon each feature is in. I did one intersect ...
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SearchCursor returns strange value

my searchCursor look like this. arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\\Users\\Documents\\Scoring\\Ecodis_clip_split" #set workspace to folder with values eco = arcpy.SearchCursor ("NAME.shp", "", "", "area_ha", ...
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ArcGIS symmetrical difference in arcgis desktop standard [duplicate]

I have an ArcGis Desktop Standard license and I would like to perform an operation to find out the difference between 2 features classes geometries (Something like symmetrical difference in Arcgis ...
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Arcpy Script tool

I'm creating a script tool and using the SelectLayerBy Attribute function (below), arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management("cities_lyr", "NEW_SELECTION", '"CRIME_INDX" <= 0.02') However, I keep ...