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Apply Symbology to a group layer

I currently have around 200 features that all need have the same symbology applied to them. I have used the ApplySymbologyfromlayer_management however this takes much to long to process, at least a ...
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How to create a new field with a combination based on another field with arcpy?

I like to create a new txt which has two columns: Id and GRIDCODE. This is the original Table: The Id column of the new txt should have just unique values. I’m able to do this with the following ...
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Get shortest distance between two geometries in ArcPy

I'm using ArcPy and using a cursor to step through one polygon feature class. For each of these 'source' polygons, I am creating a SearchCursor to find all polygons in a second feature class that ...
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Use ArcPy to identify annotation reference scale?

I would like to retrieve the value of an annotation feature class reference scale using ArcPy (under ArcGIS 10.1). I cannot find where this property is stored (tried to access using the describe ...
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ArcGIS “Merge” tool is slower on arcpy than when starts it with ArcGIS interface

I am writing python script on ArcGIS 10.2.2 and found some strange bug. I use merge tool to process 498 shape files (they are located on a hard drive). Using arcpy script it takes 6 minutes, but when ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 arcpy — how to import/install win32com?

win32com used to be included with arcpy 9.x but no longer. I used to use it to manipulate excel occasionally. I downloaded and let win32com install itself and then tried to follow some online ...
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Renaming 1,200 rasters in File Geodatabase using ArcPy?

I've been tasked with renaming a large amount of raster files within a file geodatabase (ArcGIS style). I'm taking weather data which has a name format as such: "G"mmddhhhh I'm trying to add a year ...
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Export to SHP with ArcPy with query

I have a shapefile with table with area code (field areacode). How can I export with ArcPy each unique area code so I get a SHP file for each one? It takes too long to select the layer and query ...
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Writing Python script to give multiple buffers of different sizes in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to write a loop that will cause the output to be multiple buffer shapefiles. For example, I want a circle buffer of 50ft, 100ft, 150ft, etc. Can anyone help? I'm new to this and am trying ...
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Stop an arcgis model until all values are collected and then continue

This is similar to Modelbuilder - If precondition is false, continue iterating next input but I want the iterate tool to run to collect all the values and only then continue to the merge. Any ideas? ...
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How can I exclude a field on a table from being copied?

I have a query "layer": >>> r = arcpy.MakeQueryLayer_management(r'C:\path\to\connection\file\connection.sde', 'TEST', 'SELECT T.ID AS OBJECTID, T.* FROM MY_TABLE T WHERE T.SOME_COLUMN = 1', ...
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Runtime error : ERROR 000358: Invalid expression using SelectLayerByAttribute in ArcPy?

I cannot for the life of me persuade SelectLayerByAttribute to work (I need to automate this for a complex script). Working in ArcMap's python console on already loaded shapefile, the format below: ...
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Calculating geometry area in ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcPy?

I have a polygon shapefile and I want to write a Python script to add a field named "area" and calculate its geometry areas. The script is like this: ...
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how to create a multipoint geometry in arcgis using python and arcPy library

I have specific points and I need to create multipoint geometries, in a model-builder python script, following an equation that provides me the new (x,y) points around my initial point. Is there any ...
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Cause of ExecuteError: ERROR 000539: Invalid field County Insets.OBJECTID Failed to execute (CalculateField)?

The following script joins two layers on a common id and attempts to use the OBJECTID in the joined table to update records for a field in the input table. In running it in "current" mode, it moves ...
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Multiple Geodatabase tasks [on hold]

These are the below mentioned tasks infront of me. I have a folder having multiple geodatabase and I am calling that folder “Multiplegdb” There are 3 geodatabase in a folder which are as follows: ...
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Can MakeFeatureLayer Object be Passed into ExportReport Function Layer Parameter?

I'm trying to pass an in memory layer object created from a feature class using Code: arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management() into the Code: arcpy.mapping.ExportReport() function. It's erroring out, ...
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Why does arcpy.TableToDomain_management require exclusive schema lock?

I'm talking about arcpy.TableToDomain_management, ArcGIS Server 10.2 It seems that this function requires exclusive SDE database schema lock. Something that we can't accept. We have ESRI domains but ...
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Add annotation feature class to mxd with arcpy

From what I have researched, I'm pretty sure the answer is NO, but I want to make sure no one has found a work-around. Annotation feature classes in personal geodatabases need to be added to mxds. ...
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Populating Access (*.mdb) table with text from Text Elements to inventory MXDs using ArcPy/Python?

I am trying to write a piece of code to populate an Access mdb table with information from text elements in an mxd (text elements all have "names"). The purpose of this is to create a catalog of my ...
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ArcGis Python Script, Calculate Field

Sorry for my English. I am trying to write a Python Script for ArcGis 10.2. #import system modules import arcpy import math from arcpy import env #Set environment options ...
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Basin numbering according to Pfafstetter Method?

I would like to divide my basin into subbasins and numbers according to the Pfafstetter method. Is there an easy way to implement this in Python using ArcPy? Or are there some freely available ...
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Listing ArcSDE versions using ArcPy?

I have an ArcSDE geodatabase with different versions for each user. How can I list each version using ArcPy?
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arcpy with multiprocessing throws “UnpickleableError: Cannot pickle <type 'geoprocessing Layer object'> objects”

I'm attempting to speed up a process which is currently running synchronously, by using the python multiprocessing module. I'm having trouble sending a feature layer to a function which is called by ...
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Maintaining reference to feature layer (rather than its name string) throughout Python script? [duplicate]

When creating a Layer in arcpy, the syntax uses a string to denote the layer name, as shown in the Make Feature Layer sample script: import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\Program Files ...
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arcpy SearchCursor return a OBJECTID value not as an integer

I use summary statistics GP tool to extract the max OBJECTID from a feature layer. After that I use arcpy SerachCursor to get the OBJECTID value from the statistics, but the result returned is not an ...
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Populate a layout text element with the description from a coded value domain

ArcGIS 10.1+ lets you easily put dynamically populated text boxes in your print layouts. Doing so puts some text in the text element that looks something like this: <dyn type="page" ...
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Arcpy Export To PDF exporting same PDF instead of changing

I have been trying to run a loop that would change a layer in an .mxd during each iteration and then export it to a PDF. When I run it, the exported PDFs are all exactly the same as the .mxd in the ...
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ArcPy Label Class object returning unexpected value for expression property?

import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "TestFile_LineToPoints13_Prod"): if lyr.supports("LABELCLASSES"): for lblclass in ...
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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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Script fails when executed from toolbox but not in command window (MakeFeatureLayer)

I am able to run the below code in the Python command window in ArcMap 10.2.1 without issue. However, when I run this as a toolbox script, it fails at line 15: newLyr = ...
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arcpy.Delete_management(“”) not working

I've written a script in a python toolbox. That script creates a folder in the user defined workspace for all the output files that are created during the script process. When the script is done, I ...
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Conditional drop-down menu list in a python script tool

I have created a script tool from some python code, and in a previous question, I learned how to enable a drop-down list in this tool by changing the Validation code - see link and image below: ...
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How do I not specify a CustomerWeightField when scripting CustomerDerivedTA_ba?

When you run the Business Analysis toolbox wizard for creating a Customer Derived Trade area, you have the option of weighting each customer by count or for specifying a field (such as sales or number ...
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Python Script to convert a mass of KMLs to a single fGDB

I have a mass of KML files, approx 350+ that I need in a single fGDB. I lifted a string of code from ESRI help to attempt to do this - I got it working to the point of creating all the individual ...
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List all Feature datasets & feature classes from a single geodatabase into CSV

I have prepared a python code and I got the following errors: "Parsing error IndentationError: expected an indented block (line 11)" and "Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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Python coding problem - unicode string passed from dictionary to AddField

I tried all possible hints but I´m still stuck. I want to write a script that can be executed from a toolbox in ArcMap/ArcCatalog. It should rename fields (build lists with old fieldnames, new ...
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Calculate the common area between polygons using python?

I am trying to calculate the common "empty" area between the neighbouring polygons in order to calculate the porosity volume (the red area in the image) My idea was, first to use Convert ...
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How to check if layers in a dataframe with Arcpy

I working on mxd (I work with ArcMap 10.2.2 & python 2.7.5.) that have 100 layers. I'm trying with python script to add layers to dataframe and check if the layers are within the dataframe. if it ...
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Assigning a vector to a field in feature class (UpdateCursor)

I don't know if my mistake is of a general nature. I come from R where it is very easy to store a vector in a matrix column. So now I (new to coding with arcpy) am desperately trying to do the same ...
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Concatenate features in one feature class by the unique ID

Is there a way to concatenate features in ArcGIS by using ArcPy, or field calculator, to produce the following output? I am aware of the concatenate tool that Esri created, however it doesn't keep ...
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Avoiding import arcpy error (RuntimeError: NotInitialized) when using IDLE?

ArcGIS Version: ArcGIS 10, Python 2.6.5 Machine: Windows 7 64bit (Intel) I'm receiving the following error when importing arcpy using the the IDLE (gui and cmd prompt) and when using pythonwin. I ...
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How to change text legend orientation from right to left reading with arcpy

I working on mxd with ArcMap 10.2.2 . The default in legend properties-Layout is left to right reading (Marked with a red ellipse) : when it unmarked i get this legend: i want to know if there a ...
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Arcpy Max Value per Group in One Field

I have a point shapefile that have two attributes that I want to extract from them. These two fields are "Group" and "Distance" I want to grab the maximum "distance" from each unique number in the ...
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Setting up a Drop-Down list in the Parameters of a python script tool from a large list

I am trying to create a tool from a python script I have written that will take a list I have created and use it as a drop-down menu in the finished tool as one of the inputs (see attached image for ...
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ArcPy FieldMappings syntax using Merge tool

I'm working on script that takes several table results from the Zonal Statistics As Table tool and merges them into a single table. When merging I encounter the issue that the exported .dbf files have ...
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Is the MakeFeatureLayer temporary location the same as “in_memory”? [duplicate]

From the ArcGIS Desktop Help: The layer that is created by the tool is temporary and will not persist after the session ends unless the layer is saved to disk or the map document is saved. ...
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How to generate dynamic legend using ArcPy?

I used this example to produce printing service. As the result I get map with too many elements in the legend. Is it possible ti show classes that are visible in the current map extent using python ...
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How to print log from FME when run from python script?

I created a Spatial ETL ToolBox in ArcCatalog. When I run the tool from ArcCatalog I see log massages. But when I run this tool from a python script, the logs do not print to the python console. ...
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Zonal statistics for millions of overlapping polygons

I am running ArcGIS 10.1 with 64-bit GP on Windows 8.1 x64. I want to calculate the zonal statistics of buffer polygons based on parcels and a kernel density raster. The 4.7 million polygons overlap ...