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How does the deactivate function of an ArcGIS Python Add-in Tool work?

I have not been able to figure out how the deactivate function of a Python Add-in Tool works in ArcGIS. The help page that mentions the function, and that it 'causes the tool to no longer be the ...
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Using search and update cursors for random number generation

I am having some trouble getting a searchcursor to return a value for each record. The purpose of my code is to scan through a list of records in a field (FieldA) and based on those values populate a ...
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Find max and min values from a table based on two fields

I have a geodatabase table with the following fields: County_Name, State_Name, Date_Time, Customers Example Alameda, CA, 8/1/2014 12AM, 6 Alameda, CA, 8/1/2014 1AM, 1 Alameda, CA, 8/1/2014 2AM, ...
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What is the most efficient way to search a geodatabase for NULL-like records?

The problem: I have a geodatabase with several datasets and many more feature classes within. The fields within the feature classes have been populated through joins with shapefiles and manual edits. ...
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Save fails on raster object created from NumpyArrayToRaster [closed]

I am trying to save an ESRI grid built from a numpy array and am getting an error I've never seen before: Unhandled Exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly ...
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Table to Excel Arcpy Error

I am trying to export a point shapefile to an Excel sheet using the arcpy.TableToExcel_conversion(FinalClipOutput, ExcelOut, "", "") The "FinalClipOutput" is the result of a clip that happens ...
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Problem with Python codeblock recognizing a field

'<'First Post Alert> I've been through multiple iterations / gyrations, and while there may be multiple problems here (and I'll appreciate feedback on all of them), the recurring issue is that the ...
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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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How to SUM field, insert SUM into new field based on FIELD

This is a continuation of my previous question in an effort to build upon it. How to SUM field and then insert into NULL column? Given the examples of my data below, I would like to be able to ...
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Calculate field values using random integer derived from count of like features

I have a feature class which contains features classified by type. What I would like to do in my new field is generate a random number sequence for those like values using a count of the like values. ...
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Join does not return matching records after 1001 records have been successfully joined

I'm working on a process that joins a feature layer to another feature class. The code is as follows: arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management ("New_FC", "newFC_layer") ...
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Unable to open feature class Failed to execute (RasterToPolygon)

I'm trying yo execute the RastertoPolygon conversion tool in ArcGIs 10.1. I'm executing it through a for loop, then it resulted to an error (Unable to open feature class Failed to execute ...
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How to count number of fields in table (or feature class) using ArcPy?

arcpy contains a ListFields method, which "Lists the fields in a feature class, shapefile, or table in a specified dataset". The resulting object has a count method, but I can't see how to return the ...
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Hiding selected features in ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcPy or ModelBuilder?

I'm using data driven pages to create a series of maps of point features. Some of my features overlap spatially and I only want to show some of them on each map. Once I select the features which I ...
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Using Alter Field tool of ArcGIS for Desktop on shapefile?

According the ArcGIS 10.2.2 help this should work: inZoneData = sys.argv[1] # This is a shapefile fieldList = arcpy.ListFields(inZoneData) for field in fieldList: if field.name.upper() ...
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Using da.SearchCursor to get count of unique values in a field

Is it possible to use arcpy.da.SearchCursor() to get a count of unique features in a field without a dictionary? So, by this I mean if I have a field called TEXT which contains 10,000 rows populated ...
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Calculate Field Syntax: If statement over many fields

Apologies if this has already being asked but I couldn't find a page pointing to this problem. I'm struggling with the python syntax in the Calculate Field so that, in the table above: if b, c, d, ...
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How to SUM field and then insert into NULL column?

I am only in the beginning stages of learning Python. I have a column, 'QUANTITY_SOLID', that I want to take the sum of all of its rows. I understand I can do this with 'SUMMARY_STATISTICS', but i'm ...
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64 bit Python on ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop

I am trying to have Python 64-bit with ArcGIS so that I can use my entire RAM when doing data analysis. Apparently ArcGIS 10.2 Desktop comes just with 'Python 32-bit'. Should I install a fresh Python ...
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Avoid adding new generated intermediate layers into ArcMap during Python script running?

I am running my script to do geoprocessing in the python window of ArcMap. Since the geoprocessing includes lots of intermediate files, and these files were added in ArcMap at the same time of the ...
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UpdateCursor only takes last value of SearchCursor

I have this piece of code: #written on python 2.7 for ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.2 import arcpy #set to folder where features are located arcpy.env.workspace = "c:\\Users\\python_ex" #on windows use \\ ...
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Build Network Dataset with python comtypes

I know this isn't possible in arcpy, so I thought I'd give it a stab using comtypes. I am trying to translate some of the VB.NET code to create a network dataset from the help docs: ...
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AttributeError: 'unicode' object has no attribute 'save'

I'm trying to multiply my raster to 100 from my ListRasters. I've adapted the code (especially the for loop portion) also from this site. Now, I'm encountering an error at the last line, when saving ...
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Add multiple fields to attribute table by python, with a prompt window for parameters

I know how to add field to arcmap shapefile using Python: import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "H:\pythonexercise\NZL_rds\NZL_roads.shp" arcpy.AddField_management("NZL_roads", "LENGTH", ...
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Removing last point in polygon geometry using ArcPy?

This polygon was created from a grid of 500 x 500 meters, then Union, Generalize and Dissolve was used to arrive at this geometry, the laspoint not help me, I just want to have points on each vertex. ...
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Copy multiple features in feature class, update field value based on number copied

I have created a field which will indicate the records I want to alter. What I want to do is then cycle through these records, each will contain sum values in a field.Based on the sum I want to copy ...
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How to get arcpy.da.walk to continue walk after encountering corrupt/problem file?

I am relatively new to python. I am trying to iterate through all DWG polylines in a directory with multiple (hundreds) of subdirectories. I would like the code to skip any DWG files that it cannot do ...
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Reclassify a rasterList and sum the reclassified value from each Pixel

I'm trying to write a script in arcpy which reclassified a List of Rasters. This rasters are made by another tool before so there is already a loop. Actually I get the error 000582 and before this ...
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arcpy.Clip_analysis() Automatically Affixing .shp.shp to Target Feature Class Name?

I created a Python script that was previously working fine, but is now giving me an error when I try to use the arcpy.Clip_analysis() function in arcmaps 10.2.1. I am not adding a filetype extnsion ...
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Why do I get a NameError: name 'gdbSuccessCount' is not defined?

I'm using a 412-line script that gathers and merges online tile data. However, I'm receiving a Traceback error, NameError: name 'gdbSuccessCount' is not defined. I've included the portions of the ...
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Buffering a PointGeometry in arcpy only returns a line?

I am trying to buffer a PointGeometry object in arcpy to a Polygon geometry object with ArcGis 10.2. The PointGeometry object is in lat/lon WGS84 coordinates and as far as I understand, I can only ...
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Is it possible to import arcpy module to PyPy interpreter?

I'm trying to use PyPy for my code because of speed. But my code needs arcpy module to run and I cant find out how to install or import this module to arcpy. I'm using PyPy 2.3, Python 2.7 and Win 7. ...
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What is the file structure of an ArcGIS Place File?

Does anybody know format of .dat file to help with bookmark automation?
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Points from python directly to ArcMap

I have a python code that is generating coordinates one by one. Is there a way to display them directly in ArcMap as they are generated? I am aware of the insert cursor but the lock on the table ...
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Subquery in SearchCursor with ArcPy?

I'm searching for the value from the field "demA_demA" which has the lowest elevation by having the value 8 from the field "outTable_2". How can I do this in the following script. import arcpy ...
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python code to create an intersection loop with a geodatabase [closed]

I am trying create a loop that will intersect each individual township with a statewide section layer. I am having trouble with the syntax of the intersect tool I think, but maybe it is something ...
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Adding ECW file to MXD with ArcPy?

I'm using Desktop 10.2 and I tried ,with this script, to add ecw file to mxd's but the result is a black & white raster(stretched symbology) instead of colored raster(RGB composite symbology) : ...
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How to create a model which executes a SQL stored procedure with user-provided parameters?

How can I create an ArcToolbox that executes a SQL stored procedure and asks the user for two inputs? As it stands now, I have to log in to my SQL server and run an execute statement for the stored ...
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ArcPy Add Graph Window

The arcpy MakeGraph_management tool suggests that a graph is stored via an in_memory representation that can be either: added to the host app or saved using SaveGraph_management. The graph appears ...
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Replacing text string on layout text element by reading lookup value from table via SearchCursor?

I'm not sure what the best way is to go about this, but here's my situation: In short, I exported a domain to a table (and I exported the table as a CSV, too, just in case it might be easier to work ...
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Using insert and search cursors on same feature class to clone row?

I'm using the code below in order to attempt to clone a row in a feature class and add that same row to the same feature class after updating its metadata (Name, date_start, date_end, etc.) The ...
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Rank cell values across multiple grids [closed]

I have multiple grids, one for each month of a year. I would like to create a new grid for each month/year combination that the cell value is the percentile rank of that cells value in the grid stack. ...
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Multiple Z point data kriging interpolation? [duplicate]

I asked this question yesterday and is on hold because I was not specific in my question. I have added my trail code for the question. The question is kriging interpolation of many z. To be more ...
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Merge feature classes in feature datasets

I'm trying to merge a group of like feature classes which are contained within separate feature datasets. I can merge feature classes within a file geodatabase without having issues by creating a list ...
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procedurally alter dimensions of embedded Picture_Element

Theoretically, should it be possible using arcpy to alter Picture Element dimensions whose images are embedded? My attempts haven't worked. I thought to clone these as a possible workaround but those ...
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Exporting lists of Feature classes and fields from SDE

I'm using matt wilkies' arcplus module http://gis.stackexchange.com/a/5943/16793 to export a list of feature classes within an SDE database to a text file. I've also written a tool to write field ...
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Batch create maps using arcpy.mapping

I'm trying to create .mxd and PDF outputs for a series of feature classes in an SDE. I'll need to match 2 feature classes (one original, one buffered) in the SDE based on similar file names. The ...
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kriging interpolation of many z

I have similar questions with Iterating through z-values in ModelBuilder. I want to interpolate my z's with my specific interpolation extent raster and extract each value to specific grid points (I ...
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Python script to export .csv tables from GDB

I am very new to Python programming and have been tasked with writing a program to export a csv file from a file geodatabase feature class. The csv should contain only certain fields and the records ...
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How to get the two nearest points between two polygons

I'm trying to draw the nearest line between the nearest polygons in a Polygon dataset (ESRI Shapefile). I know that for this purpose there is the Near Tool (ArcGIS), but it just return the point TO ...