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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, ...
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Add a .lyr file to multiple mxd's within a specified folder using python

I need to create a python script that will look in a certain folder or workspace, and add a certain .lyr file to each mxd in the folder. I am able create a python script that adds the layer by ...
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Relate first point and last point of polyline to point feature(s)

I am working on a small script using ArcMap10/arcpy to generate a upstream-downstream uniqueid for a polyline feature class using point id's that fall on the starting point and ending point of a line. ...
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ArcPy - Dataframe rotation - Getting a polyline length wise in the dataframe in layout view in ArcMap

EDITED: I'd like to rotate my dataframe until a polyline fits dataframe-width wise in the layout view of a .mxd. If the lines runs north/south I would like the dataframe rotated until the line is ...
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Python script has execution error first time through on a JoinField, but not the second time

I have some Python code that takes a shapefile, creates its centroids via FeatureToPoint, joins an auxillary field from the shapefile to the centroid via JoinField, and then goes on to do some more ...
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Porting Avenue code for Producing Building Shadows to ArcPy/Python for ArcGIS Desktop?

Whuber provided an answer at Producing building shadows? which required using Avenue code. Any idea how to make it work in ArcGIS Desktop 10?
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How to create a list and append objects to it through a loop

Still struggling with this script. Now I need to create an arpy.AddMessage that says "Projected: with the list of feature classes that were projected in the loop" i.e. Projected: filename, ...
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How to write a script that re-projects vector datasets in a folder?

This is probably a novice question, but I am a novice with python. I am trying to write a script that re-projects vector datasets in a folder. However there are rules in which to do this. They are: ...
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How to send long JSON objects (polygon geometry, table rows) in POST request to Geoprocessing Service?

I am seeking to understand my options for sending long JSON objects in a request to a Geoprocessing Service. In particular, I am looking for some example code to illustrate how to include two long ...
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Questions on smooth lines on soil polygon?

In a couple of weeks I am going to do QA/QC on soil polygons and I'm wonder if there is a way for me to run a script or a tool box that allow me to find the jagged lines ? Alternative, my plan would ...
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need to clear cache memory using python

I have looked at several posts here and on other sites but have not found a solution to the problem I am having with this python script. In this script I use 2 nested 'for' loops to extract a series ...
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Issues with osgeo - qgis.core and arcpy modules

Is it possible to have the python shell from either qgis or argis to load (import) both qgis.core and arcpy? I am developing a metadata creation tool and have completed the core functionality using ...
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Is there any way to suppress the calculate field dialog box in arcpy script?

I've got a python script that I inherited. The python script takes input from a variety of feature classes and tables and spit it out to a single table. When I run this script via a scheduling ...
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How to enumerate ArcGIS Server 10 map services with ArcPy

I need to connect to ArcGIS server with ArcPy and enumerate over map services. I need to: Loop through each ArcGIS server map service Stop/Start the service Get the service source document (MXD/MSD) ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 Python SearchCursor file locking

I have a script that gets a value from a shapefile's field to return to the user. It seems that only when the arcpy.SearchCursor is called ArcMap locks the file and it doesn't get removed after the ...
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How to save and reload legend settings using Python?

Maybe you can help me with maybe a strange question. I know how to change settings of a legend individually by arcpy (like: Patch, Title, Items, Columns, Frame, Element Size&Position, etc.), but ...
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ArcMap 10.0 Python script tool - Have the script tool dialog box stay open past successful completion of script

Is there a way to have the script dialog box have the radio button that says "Close this dialog when completed successfully" unchecked for any user who runs the script tool? Is there configuration ...
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Metadata -auto build using python

We have a large (10,000 plus) repository of spatial data (shp/gdb/tab vectors and ecw/tif rasters and also las, xyz and DEM data) where some have metadata records in xml using anzlic metadata editor. ...
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How to set the Output Extent (Environment Setting)?

I'm a bit confused as I'm trying to figure out how to set my output extent before creating Thiessen Polygons in a loop of ~100 points shapefile. (ArcMAP 10.0 - Python) for i in range(3,51,1): ...
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Adding result of geoprocessing service — consume in ArcMap desktop

I am new to ArcGIS Server. I have a Python script tool that I've published as a geoprocessing service. The script takes a point feature class, writes a subset of the input FC as a new FC in the ...