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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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How to add shapefile as layer to map using Python and ArcPy? [duplicate]

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 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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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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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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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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Converting MapInfo (MapBasic) Script into ArcPy? [closed]

I have a MapBasic script that divides an irregular polygon into smaller polygons of 1 hectare each. Would anyone help me to convert the following into an ArcPy script. ' This program requires an ...
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Debugging arcpy.da.UpdateCursor where clause which gives RuntimeError: Cannot find field?

I'm trying to use UpdateCursor in arcpy, but the where clause I'm using seems to be causing trouble. However, when I open up the table in ArcMap and use Select By Attributes with the exact same clause ...
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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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updating field based on another field with arcpy.da.updateCursor

My code is very simple and it should work, but it doesn't. Perhaps another set of eyes can solve my issue... I created new field (this part works), then look up value of another field and depending on ...
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How to modify a cell value in a raster under certain conditions (ArcGIS)?

I have a DEM raster with some negative values. After overlying other shapefiles, I realize that the negative values are for bodies of water (mainly lakes and bays). I want to replace the negative ...
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Deleting feature classes from a geodatabase using arcpy.ListFeatureClasses()

Following up on Using FeatureClassToFeatureClass from list to concatenated list? The error I get is "Parsing error SyntaxError: invalid syntax (line 10)". Using the methods from above I am unable to ...
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How to check in Python if a model has been successfully executed from a toolbox?

I have created a Toolbox (alias: mytool) and a model (name: mymodel; and it takes 2 parameters which are 'this' and 'that') with ModelBuilder. I need to execute this model from a Python script. ...
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Increase python script speed [closed]

for row1 in cursor1: if row1[0] != None: num3=row1[0].upper() custx=row1[4] custy=row1[5] num2=row1[8] try: ...
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AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'TabletoNumPyArray'

I am trying to create a Python array using data from an ArcGIS attribute table. Here's the code I've written so far: import arcpy import numpy input = "c:/data/from/arcgis" arr = ...
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Why is ArcPy script to apply symbology not working?

This is the first python script I have tried to write and I can't find out why it is not working. All I want to do is apply symbology from one layer to another. Working Code: # Name: ApplySym.py # ...
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How do I change the color and trasnparency of a layer using arcpy?

I would like to create an arcpy script to change the color and transparency of a collection of layers. The color and transparency would be based on wildcards such as "_dog" or "_chicken". The layer ...
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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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Pythonic way to recalculate feature extent in ArcGIS 10.2

I am creating a tool that will automate a tedious process of data standardization. One of the steps is to recalculate the feature extent of a SDE file. Surprisingly I cannot find anything useful in ...
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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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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 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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I need an arcPy script for choosing objects from a table at random

I am trying to write an ArcPy script that will select X number of rows from a table with N number of objects in it, then output that selection to a new layer or shapefile. I need to be able to ...
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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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turn a Result object into a number

**import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy.sa import * import math # Check out any necessary licenses arcpy.CheckOutExtension("spatial") # OverwriteOutput arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True ...
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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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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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Debugging ERROR 000539 from CalculateField in ArcPy?

I previously successfully used the sample code here: How to calculate Field using part of filename in ModelBuilder? # Import standard library modules import arcpy, os, sys from arcpy import env # ...
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Publishing commercial ArcGIS Server Geoprocessing Services?

I've developed a set of ArcToolbox Python scripts, which I've been using on certain projects for clients. The approach we've been taking is to have our clients pay us to run these tools, and provide ...
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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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Reading multiple grid data with Python and ModelBuilder?

How can I read grid data (3 or 5 sources of grids) like slope, soil, cover, etc? My goal is to build a simulator based on multiple grid data for harvesting decisions.
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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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Translating ArcPy Commands to GDAL Equivalents? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out GDAL equivalencies to the following arcpy functions: arcpy.env.overwriteOutput() arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management() arcpy.SpatialJoin_analysis() arcpy.da.SearchCursor() ...
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ArcToolbox Date default to today

In ArcToolbox I have a script (arcpy) that calculates some info plus a date into a database table. The date required to write is often (but not always) the current date, so the tool asks for input of ...
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Cannot insert data into my feature class

I'm using Arcgis 10.1 and I created my script for inserting data in my feature class but I got this error message: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Replace Statistics_analysis with SearchCursor?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.3, 64bit with an advanced license. I have the following code, that runs just fine. It goes through a table that contains a large number of entries with zip-codes and population ...
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deleting Broken Source from arcgis toc with python addin

i have created one python addin tool. which create some layers in Memory. at the end of the script it deletes the In memory layer. but such layer still remains in TOC with a broken link how can i ...
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IndentationError: expected an indented block

I am getting the IndentationError in arcpy. I understand this is covered elsewhere but none of the tips appear to be working, I cannot figure out the error. Here is my code; def getCoords(self): ...
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Error while Geoprocessing with Geometry Objects

I'm trying to use the distanceTo() mehtod to return the distance between the centroid of a polygon and a line, but I keep getting this error: "AttributeError: 'Point' object has no attribute ...
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What is the life cycle of arcpy script in arcgis?

In the code below just before the arcpy.AddMessage("Finished!") statement I have used a selection Query. The problem is that the newly created shape file Testing1 in which am firing the query is ...
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Installing Pythonwin for use with ArcPy?

I have ArcGIS 10.0 And installed pythonwin 2.6.5 When wrote a script in Python Shell - it works just fine But in pythonwin - i get import arcpy error as below >>> import arcpy Traceback ...
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Type error in arcpy SearchCursor

I'm trying to use arcpy SearchCursor to iterate through an attribute table, and the only fields that I'm interested are line_code, w_min and ang_ataque. This is not running properly because I got the ...
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Python Installation and accessing Arcpy Libraries without ArcGIS Setup Installer?

As part of developing scripts and to save the other services/resources accessed by ArcGIS, is there a way or separate installer to install Python and ArcPy libraries alone without installing ArcMap?
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Creating tool in Python toolbox to export field list to Excel?

I am creating my first tool in a Python Toolbox (*.pyt) to export a list of fieldnames to Excel. I have the following bits of code: import arcpy class Toolbox(object): def __init__(self): ...
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How to copy entire fields into a python list

I'am trying to find a way to copy entire fields(columns) in a feature class attribute table as lists inside a master list (python). To illustrate it, consider the table below: So the list should ...
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Copying feature classes from Personal Geodatabase to File Geodatabase using ArcPy?

I have huge amount of personal geodatabases that contain dataset and feature classes (one dataset with four feature classes and one feature classes outside of the dataset in each mdb). I want to ...