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error on mxd.save/saveACopy

I'm trying to use arcpy to save an .mxd and am having an issue. It doesn't matter if I use mxd.save or mxd.saveACopy I get the same error. I know it doesn't look like I am doing anything w/ it here, ...
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Script tool Value ERROR 000735: Output Layer: Value is required?

I've been struggling to get my script tool to run without receiving the following error: <class 'arcgisscripting.ExecuteError'>: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000735: ...
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Creating bulk field aliases for several layers within same ArcSDE feature class using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I have an ArcMap with ~200 layers from the same sde feature class. After I finished adding all the layers it was brought to my attention that we need to add field alaises for the attribute table. ...
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Use arcpy.SearchCursor with raster

How can I efficiently subdivide one raster into multiple rasters using the arcpy.SearchCursor? For example if I have a slope and I was to subdivide into 3 rasters: slope1 with values between 0 and ...
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How to Rotate Features in ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcPy?

I have a series of polygons that I want to rotate. Each polygon has a rotate angle and an anchor point (xy coordinate) stored as field values. As it happens, all anchor points are on a vertex of ...
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Sorting a table on multiple fields using ArcPy

I'm trying to sort a table based on three fields with ArcPy (which should be only one line of code), and I had a "tool is not license" error. I just saw that sorting with multiple fields as parameters ...
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Iterative position within Field Calculator/Python

I'm not great with Python or programming in general, so I'm not even sure how to ask this question. Basically what I've got is in the left column, and what I want is in the right column. UniqueID ...
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Customizing label features using arcpy

I have a script that creates symbology for a polyline (contours) and then adds it to a .mxd file. My problem is that it picks the “FontName” as the default field to label on the map (see attached ...
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How to select and update from multiple tables?

I have two feature classes which have common Valve ID #s. One table has multiple service connections with a unique number. I need to select all services linked to each valve and collect the ...
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Shape files are not being adding to MXD using arcPy

I want to add a shapefile to an mxd document using arcpy but it generates the following error when used by adding script in arctoolbox import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") ...
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Error when creating insert cursor in arcpy

I've written several scripts that copy data from MS Access db into a new, empty ESRI Geodatabase. I've pretty much copied the code and changed it for each table -- the first two scripts have worked ...
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raster in TOC to geotiff on disk in ArcPy

I am really hoping that someone out there who knows a bit about ArcPy in ArcGIS10 can help me out. I am attempting to automate some work w/ netcdf files. Basically, I am able to automate the creation ...
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Specifying which ArcSDE feature class Geoprocessing Service is to update?

I want to have a geoprocessing service update sde. I am getting an I/O Error saying data doesn't exist. I imagine because the connection file (copied from my ArcCatalog folder) I placed next to the ...
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How can I “select by attributes” based on membership in py dictionary?

I am trying to write a script in arcpy that checks to see if elevation values in a point file are found in a dictionary, and if they are to produce a new point file with just those entries. Sounds ...
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How do I get statistics out of a table using Python in Arc 10?

I am very new to programming (I started learning this semester) and would very much appreciate helop with one piece of a project. I have the following table, and I need to write a script compatible ...
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ArcGIS and Python Issues with Different Versions

As we know, there are few versions of Arcgis (9.x,10) and Python(2.x,3.x) are in use. Issues are facing when we run scripts/toolbox of arcgis since the script written in one version of python and the ...
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Issue with branching model

I am having an issue with a branching model when the iteration tool is used. The test code/scripts/models are in Google docs or arcgis forums It runs and creates both versions of the process whereas ...
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How to clip a vector feature to the extent of an existing raster dataset using arcpy

I have a clipped raster dataset with polylines (from the contour tool) overlayed (see attached). I am trying to clip the polylines to the extent of the raster dataset, which seems simple enough, but ...
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Can ArcPy's AsShape be used with GeoJSON FeatureCollection of Polygons with Labels?

The AsShape documentation provides examples that work very well. However, I have been given what I believe to be valid GeoJSON that is a FeatureCollection of two polygons each with a Label. It ...
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ArcGIS License - ArcInfo level license set during python script execution vs via Desktop Administrator

We have an ArcInfo floating license available. Can I check out an ArcInfo level license via arcpy. Here, from the arcgis help, it says you can import a license level for stand-alone scripts. If a ...
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Use ArcPy to rename MXD layers

I have a MXD with some layers that have parentheses in them. I'd like to rename them via script. Is this a valid approach? import re map = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") layers = ...
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arcpy layer issues

This should be a really simple process but I am having issues. I want to search a workspace for all files with a certain string and then add them to the current workspace with a selected symbology. ...
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Solution to automate alignment sheet band-data on map with ArcMap 10.0 and Arcpy

Anyone have some logic or code samples to automate creating band data for alignment/integrity pipeline sheets showing various point/polyline events along the pipe in configurable way or otherwise. ...
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Sorting shapefile records on attribute to update new rank field using Python?

Basically, I am trying to sort the records within the shapefile based on an attribute(eg: pop) and then add a new field that indicates ranking based on the sort. eg: the record with the highest pop ...
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Does CopyFeatures from in_memory via Python script tool cause General function failure for you?

The Python code below looks pretty straightforward. import arcpy if arcpy.Exists("D:/temp/test.gdb"): arcpy.Delete_management("D:/temp/test.gdb") if arcpy.Exists("in_memory"): ...
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How to write infinity to a feature class in arcpy?

Is it possible to write infinities to fields in arc feature classes, and if so, how? Currently I get an exception thrown when I try.
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Using ArcPy for Copy Parallel, Move, etc (from Editor toolbar)?

Since VB can activate the Editor, then use the tools listed in the Editor, such as copy parrallel, I am wondering whether Python can do the same job? I have been searching the website all day. Still ...
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Convert point XY to page units XY using arcpy?

I am using arcpy to export PDFs from my ArcGIS Server application. I want to move a TextElement in my layout view to the centroid of a selected feature. I can get the centroid of the feature, but ...
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How to: ArcGIS Server GP Service messaging back to silverlight client

How would I get messages back from my GP Service to the Silverlight client? I am passing the GP service some data to process and I want to have the GP service give some response that the Silverlight ...
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Network Analyst: arcpy's 'Solve' running out of memory

I've run OD cost matrix analysis using GUI tools n ArcGIS 10. My goal is relatively simple - find closest 50 neighbors for each origin point. The dataset I'm working with is relatively large: ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 - How to have GP Service make rest calls instead of Silverlight client?

I have a Silverlight client that densifies a user drawn polyline. The returned vertices from the polyline are then sent to esri elevation sample server for each vertex to find an elevation value. ...
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Dynamic Text in ArcMap 10.0 and arcpy - getting user name in specific format

I need to put in a specific text into a text element. The initials of the user who built the map. With arcpy I am trying to set the text element with dynamic text. If I put <dyn ...
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How to achieve more than basic labelling of Reference Grids (Graticules, Measured Grids) in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm happy to be corrected, but at the moment I do not think it is possible to meet any of the following mapping requirements using either ArcMap or ArcPy: Label measured grids using a format like ...
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Geoprocessing with ArcGIS Server 10.0 - %scratchworkspace%

http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Key_concepts_for_geoprocessing_services/002v00000002000000/ I'm trying to have a new GP Service arcpy.AddMessage() the scratchworkspace ...
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Tables in ArcMap 10.0 - are they layers or tableviews

Is a table in ArcMap a layer or a tableview. I want to be able to feed a table into an UpdateCursor via a toolbox script. If my table has a definition query on it how do I check for that with ...
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Creating geodatabase from CSV using python

I have a file with weather data (daily) for multiple weather stations for multiple years. I am looking for some python script to automate the database creation process and its interpolation on a daily ...
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How not to Copy Features when too many would be output?

This question has already been posed to the ArcGIS Geoprocessing forum but I have had no responses there. I have a 3.5 million polygon layer (cadastre) stored in Oracle via ArcSDE. I use a polygon ...
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Is it possible to convert graphics to features in ArcGIS 10 using arcpy?

Apologies if this is easy but I cannot seem to find the answer. Is there a way to convert a graphic to feature, i.e. use the "Convert Graphics to Feature" tool on the toolbar, within arcpy? I need to ...
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How to enable user to specify field mappings from a table joined to a feature class?

I have a feature class and a new table every few days. I need to have the table's attributes added to the feature class based on a join. What would be a good interface in ArcMap to let the user map ...
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Using newline/page break tag in ArcGIS Desktop Text_Element in arcpy.mapping? [duplicate]

I want to update a Text_Element with a newline or page break using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0. Does anyone know the tag or syntax?
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Select Layer By Attribute using loop

I have 273 features in the feature class and i want to select them one by one and use the statement in the following code. At the line: *arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management ...
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How do you delete an in-memory Table View?

In a Python script, I'm cycling through thousands of Excel files and using arcpy.MakeTableView to create in memory table views from the first spreadhseet in each file. How do you delete the reference ...
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Convert polyline with Left ID and Right ID to polygons with ID

I have a polyline shape file which contain Left Id and Right ID information and struggling in converting this polyline layer to polygon with ID via arcpy. I am using ArcGIS(editor) license so feature ...
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Frequency, summarize tool options of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm looking for some general frequency, summarize tool. What I basically want is some tool like the summarize tool in ArcGIS (right click in the attribute table> summarize) that runs on all attributes ...
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Python-arcpy : How make feature list from gdb and value list from field and use them in gaLayer function?

I'm not an expert in python, however I have to write a script to do geostatistical analyses with the GACreateLayer function from Arcgis. I have several data (>2000) and I want to use list of features ...
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Merging edited data back into ArcSDE master geodatabase?

I need some suggestions/inspiration for a problem we have. The problem: We have an ArcSDE master GIS database. We will edit this data almost exclusively outside of ArcGIS and outside of ArcSDE. In ...
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Geocoding failure on concurrent requests with arcgis-10.0

I've created a small python synchronous geoprocessing script (ctagc) that runs on AGS. The script accepts a table (GPRecordSet) as an input parameter. The script then calls ...
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Is it possible to replaceDataSource of layer with dataset stored in_memory using ArcPy?

I use in_memory workspaces to speed up some Python script tools that get published as Geoprocessing Services significantly. The tools open MXDs and perform, among other things, an ExportToPDF. In ...
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How to list all of the contents of a geodatabase with arcpy?

This seems like a simple problem, but I have not found a way to accomplish it. I am writing a script that needs to record the paths of everything inside of a geodatabase to a text file, and later copy ...
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Using SearchCursor to access & export values in a raster table

I am desperately trying to export the values in a raster table to a .txt file. I've seen some other folk post about this, but for some reason can't get the code to work in my case. I have a raster, ...