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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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How to add a table into the TOC in a Python script?

I recently experienced some troubles in adding a table from a specific folder to the TOC using a Python script. Any idea on how can I solve? Thanks, Annalisa
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Slow performance on splitting a shapefile by attributes

I've tried to develop some workflows with the ArcPy module for splitting a shapefile based on the unique values in a specified field. The code works as expected except one thing I am not able to ...
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Script Tool Problems ArcMap 10.0

I Have a scipt tool that runs when input shape files are added from the table of contents (added from drop down menu.) However this tool will not run when they shape files are added using the add file ...
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Exit Python script in ArcGIS 10.0

I have a script with an bail-out function like so: def die(): from sys import exit exit() Occasionally in the script I check a condition and exit if necessary. This works great in 10.1, ...
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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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How to access all mxd files in a folder?

I'm a beginner to Python and am trying to figure out how I can access several mxds in a folder. For example, when I want to use the AnalyzeforMSD function in ArcGIS: import arcpy mxd = ...
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Help with Python script for exporting mxds into pdfs!

I have written a python script to export my mxd into a pdf (not using data driven pages). I am getting the error that my mxd path is incorrect! I have included my script below. Any help would be ...
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Changing field type with arcpy

What I need to do is change data type of a field of a table or feature class. If there are some data, then I need to transfer it, if its possible, if not possible then just set null for that data. I ...
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Python - read shapefile .dbf for encoding

I've written a python script that formats a .shp such that its fields structure matches my office's database view in order to ingest the data of said shapefile. This original shapefile was encoded ...
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Industry-based examples of using Python in geoprocessing and arcpy

I was asked recently by some students what types of operations GIS Analyst/Developer are usually trying to automate by using Python with geoprocessing in ArcGIS and ArcPy site package. I guess it ...
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Calculating mean upslope aspect from each cell in DEM using Python?

I am trying to write a python script to calculate the mean aspect upslope from each cell in a DEM. I have the general workflow down, but my final output is restricted to angles between 0 and 90 ...
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Renaming a field using arcpy

What I need to do: rename a field name of a table/feature class copy all values to the new field So far I have done following code as artwork21 suggests: EDIT: import sys import traceback import ...
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Refresh combo box in add-in

I've got an add-in with a combo box and want to refresh the list in the combo box after an event in one of the other tools in the same add-in toolbar. Can I call the combo box somehow to refresh it ...
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How to remove spikes in polygons with ArcGIS 10/Python?

In the picture below you can see a polygon layer, representing steep slopes, extracted from a TIN. The polygons have a lot of spikes in them. I would like to remove these spikes while the rest of the ...
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ArcGis 10.0 SP5 - Drag & drop support vs tool parameter types

I got a custom Python-tool, and one of the parameters is a (multivalue) "File" type parameter, filtered on a given set of extensions. Also, I got users requesting drag and drop; dragging files from ...
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Error 010240 with ZonalStatistics

I have a code that calculates the sum of water recharge for a pixel for a 9 year period (This piece of code works fine, just thought I would show how it is made just in case. The values range from 0 ...
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Points in Polygon Count: Error with arcpy.selectLayerByLocation_management

I'm working on generating some multivariate hexbins and am running into a problem with the initial step of counting the number of points (for the first variable) that are within each hex polygon. Here ...
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Difficulty converting standalone script to ArcGIS tool

As my title says, I am currently trying to make my (working) standalone script into an ArcGIS tool so I'm not the only person in my office that can use it. It essentially selects all the data within ...
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ArcGIS ArcPy: Iterate over shapefiles and report field “Desc” Length

I've just started learning to script using python, i.e. no programming experience. I need to iterate over a folder that contains multiple shapefiles that all start with nlc... I need to iterate over ...
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Are multiple separate feature classes more efficient than repeatedly deleting all features from the same feature class?

Quick Version: Is it more efficient, in terms of database performance, to have multiple separate temporary feature classes or one feature class that you repeatedly empty out and fill? I am working ...
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Clip data and add layer to second dataframe using python Add-In

I want to clip a layer from data frame 1 and add it to the data frame 2 using the following script. But instead it just add all grids to current data frame 1 and don't update data frame 2. Please ...
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Copy two datasets that particpate in the same relationship class

I have an ArcSDE GDB that looks something like this: ++ GDB +++++ Dataset1 ++++++++ FeatureClass1 ++++++++ FeatureClass2 +++++ Dataset2 ++++++++ FeatureClass3 ++++++++ FeatureClass4 +++++ Table +++++ ...
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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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Stop a Cursor loop when only 1 item is selected with Python

I am trying to create a Cursor that goes through a selection process and stops looping when only one feature is selected. Basically, as the Cursor loops it subsets a selection, and instead of going ...
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ArcPy script causing python.exe to stop working (memory issue?)

I have a script written in Python that uses ArcPy to create maps of the kernel densities of thousands of datasets. Each dataset is relatively small, but there about 50,000 sets in total. When I run ...
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Make Buffer like Offset in Arcpy

I would like to make a buffer for a polyline and get as Output a Polygon with the same angles as the polyline, having not arcs, like in ordinary buffers. i tried the FLAT option in arcpy, but it's ...
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Raster dataset doesn't exist error

Dataset exist and I am able to get statistics from ArcGIS python window. But it failed as a script with error: ERROR 000865: Input raster: C:\temp\ras does not exist. I have tried following ...
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Is there an inbuilt arcpy method to insert a new line? [duplicate]

I need to extract a list of all the files and folders within a top level folder. My first thought was to use os.walk in a small python script as it is a simple task. However, I cannot run scripts on ...
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Can't import arcpy in IDLE, pyscripter, or even ArcGIS10.1's Python window

After using arcpy and python for months with ArcGIS 10.1 without any problems I'm encountering something I can't work around or even find help with online. Something as simple as "import arcpy" is ...
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Create a shapefile from geometry

Please excuse my lingo, I am still learning some aspects of geo spatial and arcpy. I have a python script that takes a shapefile. The shapefile consists of a polyline. I have traversed the polyline, ...
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ArcGIS Conflation Tool Recommendation or Custom Script for Comparing Points

Can anyone recommend conflation tools for ArcGIS Desktop (10 or 10.1, paid or free) or a scripting outline / procedure (or just a script) to have a technician efficiently process the following rules? ...
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SelectLayerByLocation not Selecting

I have been trying for some time now to create a script to extract the polygons within an extent, but am unable to get the same result as when I use the user interface manual method. Maybe someone ...
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Import only necessary arcpy modules?

I'm working on a standalone script where I need to import arcpy. This usually takes close to 10 seconds, which is a little more than ideal. I'm only using a few Data Management tools and some base ...
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What is causing sr.lock on tables after looping?

The following code puts an sr.lock on each table in my List. What’s causing my tables to lock up? I understand my script is reading or opening my tables temporarily to perform the ...
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How can I more efficiently select related records?

Below is the code I'm using to replicate the "related tables" button in ArcMap. In ArcMap that button selects features in one feature class or table based on the selection of features in another ...
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How do results from a Python script get added to an ArcGIS map? [duplicate]

I have a Python script for ArcGIS that makes a new feature class. I can add this to ArcGIS as a new Script (without parameters), however the resulting feature class is not automatically added to the ...
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How do I construct a file path within Python for a Feature Class within a Feature Dataset?

Based on my understanding of the ArcGIS path structure, a feature class inside a feature dataset inside a geodatabase can be accessed by the following: C:\Menu\Lunch.gdb\Sandwich\Cheese Where ...
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How to use ArcGIS 10.1 to make Python scripts for ArcGIS 9.3?

Recently I have been making scripts to run geoprocessing tools for a client who is running ArcGIS 9.3. However I only have access to ArcGIS 10.1. As a result I cannot use model builder in 10.1, and ...
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How to detect(condition) if Query Layer Connection is failing?

I have a job (arcpy script) which relies on a query layer but it fails sometimes. It has to do with the query layer connection (the point where job fails randomly)- which is totally under the control ...
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Reset python add-in

I have a toolbar which enables a second and third combobox when a selection is made on the previous. I would like to add a button to 'reset' the toolbar. Basically reload the toolbar to it's original ...
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ArcPy 10.1 PointGeometry.projectAs()

I'm trying to reproject an X,Y passed in from an Add-in. So far this works fine: pointGeometry = arcpy.PointGeometry(arcpy.Point(x,y),srIn,False, False) projectedPoint = ...
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How to use ArcPy cursor to define each feature sequentially as current selection of layer?

I want to implement a script that runs through each feature of a feature class, zooms to the extent of the feature, sets the scale to 1:5.000 and adjacent takes a picture of the scene. The steps are ...
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Getting unique value of second field using arcpy.da.SearchCursor?

I have a feature class and using arcpy.da.SearchCursor I'm getting unique values of a field (e.g. Name). How can I use this method to get the associated row value of a different field (diff field = ...
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Find and Replace data source script

The following script is supposed to find and replace all shapefiles in a mxd (that exist in the folder) to the new SDE data source. No errors when running the script however, when I open the MXD in ...
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How to buffer a point in a Python Add-In by ArcMap's selection tolerance?

In this answer to another Python add-in question I suggested supplying a search_distance to the SelectLayerByLocation function in order to allow points and lines to be selected by an intersecting ...
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Select and copy features in ArcMap using Python add-in tool

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toobar to select features from an existing feature class and copy them across to another feature class. I need two tools, one for a point and one for a rectangle. ...
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Beginning Arcpy: Asking for a quick review of my script

I cobbled this code together from ESRI documentation and stackexchange answers. I tried to use SearchCursor(points, fields=fieldname) but I get this error: TypeError: SearchCursor() got an ...
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Is there a way to tell the geodatabase version using Python?

I want to find out if either a file or personal geodatabase is 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, etc Is there a way to do this using Python?
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changing symbology

I have problem with my script. Layers are in one geodatabase, and have names like: orne1942, orne 2003, orne 2009 (the same forpart e.g. orne). Script should changing symbology layers wich have the ...