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Running Python Script when opening MXD?

Can anyone tell me how to accomplish this? I want a Python script to run on opening the MXD which would pull an excel worksheet into a GDB and refresh the map. I only want this to happen in this ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Python AddIn Using Multiprocessing crashes ArcMap?

I would like to run a multiprocessing task from a python add-in tool. My issue is that the process keeps failing. Basically crashes ArcMap. Here is my basic code: def function(startOID, endOID, ...
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Re-compiling Python Addin after editing script?

I have been developing a few python addins and I'm just wondering what is the best way to re-compile the addin anytime I edit the script. Currently, if I make an edit to the script, it seems like I ...
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How to integrate eclipse (PyDev) with Python Add-In development (ArcGIS 10.1)?

In ArcGIS 10.1, Python Add-Ins make various buttons, toolbars, extensions, etc, available to those already familiar with Python and OO in general. I am in the process of developing a Python Add-In and ...
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Installing an ArcGIS add-in on several PCs

I usually do my python scripts and add them to ArcMap in the form of add-ins. First I launch the ArcGIS Python Add-In Wizard, create a project, a toolbar and the tool. Then, every time I do an ...
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Getting XY map coordinates on mouse clicks as input variables into a python script

This is my first time coding in python, so bear with me. I wrote a script to calculate an analytical solution to find the orientation of a plane based on three points. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. # Input ...
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accessing the output of a python script tool dialog ArcGIS 10.1

Hi I have a a fairly simple script tool dialog which has been setup to get 6 parameters from the user and return them as the tool output as a list. the aims is that the out put would then be used ...
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Select and copy features in ArcMap using Python add-in tool

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toobar to select features from an existing feature class and copy them across to another feature class. I need two tools, one for a point and one for a rectangle. ...
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Code to open web browser crashes ArcMap when run from a Python add-in

I created an ArcMap Python add-in using ArcGIS 10.1 to open a webpage after the map is clicked. It opens the page but then ArcGIS crashes. import arcpy import pythonaddins import webbrowser class ...
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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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What percentage of ArcGIS users are using version 10.1 already?

I'm planning on building an add-in using ArcPy, but some of the functionality I need is only available in 10.1. I want to distribute this add-in and was wondering if making it 10.1 only would limit ...
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Import functions in python Add-In logic script

I am running into an error. I have a set of functions which I want to import in the python Add-In script at the time of execution, but when I built Add-In with "import stats" line then tools are ...
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How to get the editor's current layer in ArcPy?

In ArcObjects, it is possible to retrieve the currently selected editable layer using IEditor3.CurrentTemplate.Layer, or IEditLayers.CurrentLayer. Is it possible to do the same thing in ArcPy? In ...
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Is it possible publishing a Python Add-in in a web service?

I'm trying to make a multiuser web service for editing an ArcSDE geodatabase. I wanted to know if I can to add my python add-in in Arcgis Server? And if the answer is yes, how can I publish it?
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Arcpy Pythonaddins Equivalent of arcpy.GetParameterAsText

I've build a neat little search arcpy script. The user opens any mxd, zooms to a location, chooses a corporate fGDB, and runs the tool. The user gets a list of all the populated feature class that ...
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Changing value field when applying symbology from layer using Python Add-in?

I have a python addin button that creates a layer file from a polygon feature class in ArcMap. I want to take that layer file and, with user input from a combobox, apply it back to the feature class ...
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Can ArcPy fill forms in Add-in interface?

I'm trying to build an ArcPy tool, which will ask the user to input some information (ID, Name, Address, Zip, etc.) first. My add-in interface is shown below, and hope to implement that once the user ...
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Select and copy attributes features in ArcMap using Python add-in tool?

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toolbar to select features from an existing feature class and copy attributes to another feature class,from point to point. TopoHeight_Field_Name='Comment' def ...
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How to store Python Add-In menu customization/configuration in *.esriaddin file?

There is a gap in my understanding of Python Add-Ins. When I create a Python Add-In it is easy to see where buttons, tools and extensions are implemented as Classes in the *_addin.py script of the ...
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Prevent newly created feature class being automatically added by ArcPy (Python AddIn) to Map Document?

I have a python addin, which as part of its function checks to see if a template point feature class exists on the user's machine. If it doesn't, it creates this file. This template file is used ...
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Automating a Python expression to calculate acres

I'm not new to GIS but very, very new to using Python and using scripts. I successfully use a Python expression !shape.area@acres! to update a field with acres in a feature class. What my users ...
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Is it possible to store a default symbology layer in an arcpy add-in?

Since arcpy is limited in how symbology can be manipulated, I was curious to know if a symbology layer can be stored in an arcpy add-in. Does anyone know if it is possible to store a .lyr file, or ...
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ArcPy: Save and open mxd without closing ArcGIS

With Python Add-In Wizard I created a Button which: looks in a specific directory for the last created/modified folder (which is created with another tool) saves the current mxd with a new name in ...
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How do I create a polygon with an ArcGIS 10.1 python addin

I'm looking for some code samples, or help with code to get me started. I've built a python addin menu which I would like to use to create polygon features in a specific layer in my edit session. ...
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add-in to open automatically "data frame properties

How can created an ArcMap Python add-in using ArcGIS 10.1 to open automatically data frame properties And change the background color of another?
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Using onRectangle for user input in ArcMap/ESRI addin

In an effort to try to add user input to my project, I'm developing an esri python addin to generate rectangles to my map. I'm on step one now, just exploring the addin functionality. I tried ...
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Refresh combo box in add-in

I've got an add-in with a combo box and want to refresh the list in the combo box after an event in one of the other tools in the same add-in toolbar. Can I call the combo box somehow to refresh it ...
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How to draw rectangle to clip layers using python addin in ArcGIS 10.1?

I want to clip rasters in data view using interactive rectangle (to define Area of Interest) and add them to current dataframe. Following is a piece of code which is not returning anything. Any ...
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Making 'persistent' ArcMap tool without creating Python add-in?

I want to make an addon that, while editing in ArcMap, will track where I pan and move the viewport. I have the pieces together, but I don't like debugging with the Python Add-In wizard, because I ...
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Reset python add-in

I have a toolbar which enables a second and third combobox when a selection is made on the previous. I would like to add a button to 'reset' the toolbar. Basically reload the toolbar to it's original ...
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building a progress dialog with pythonaddins in ArcMap

As a component of my add-in, I compute a bunch of summary statistics when the user clicks a button. This can take a while to process and it can appear as though the program has stopped responding. I ...
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Finding the Python script used by a custom toolbar button in ArcMap

I've been asked by somebody at work to design a toolbar add-in that works just the same as an existing one, but with a different set of data. However, the person who wrote the original add-in for him ...
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How I can do event with two clicks using python add-in wizard?

How I can do event with two clicks using python add-in wizard, I have found a way to do event with one click by adding a New Tool in the wizard, but I need "first click To copy the attributes from ...
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ArcPy / ArcMap 10.2: How to report data to user?

I'm developing an arcpy addin with ArcMap 10.2 that outputs a feature layer based on user input. How can I display attributes from this layer in a MessageBox or other reporting mechanism? I don't ...
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Should Python Add-In installed in map which is packaged be part of *.mpk?

Using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 SP1, I just created a map package (.mpk) from a map (.mxd) which had a Python Add-In (.esriaddin) installed. When I unpacked the .mpk the .esriaddin was neither ...
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Number of items in a Combo Box

I'm developing a Combo Box for an ArcMap toolbar, that at present simply lists all of the layers that are in the table of contents. However the height of the drop-down menu is very small, and I cannot ...
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Using Python Add-In to delete/remove ArcMap layers that are turned off?

I have made a python addin button which removes layers that are turned off in an MXD. The strange thing is that I get different results depending on whether I run the python commands in the python ...
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How to start an ArcMap editing session without displaying the Editor toolbar

I'm developing a toolbar with some geoprocessing routines and digitizing functionality. On this toolbar I have implemented a "start edit" button. I want to start an edit session by clicking that ...
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How to create button that calculates acres on selected polygon features?

I'm looking to create a simple button that calculates acres on selected polygons and can't quite find what I'm looking for. I read through this thread: automating a python script..., but found it ...
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Pythonaddins SaveDialog filter

If you look in the ArcGIS 10.1 help, the Pythonaddins module SaveDialog shows the following: SaveDialog({title}, {name_text}, {starting_location}) But if you open the python window in ArcMap, you ...
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How to buffer a point in a Python Add-In by ArcMap's selection tolerance?

In this answer to another Python add-in question I suggested supplying a search_distance to the SelectLayerByLocation function in order to allow points and lines to be selected by an intersecting ...
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Creating ArcGIS toolbar with new tools using Python?

I have written a number of fairly-simple python functions using arcpy which help a user significantly when performing a certain workflow using various tools (both ArcGIS toolbox tools and external ...
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How to Select polygon feature in ArcMap and pass Selection into Python Addin?

I have a script that uses a arcpy's 'SelectByAttribute' syntax to choose a record in a polygon feature class. Following that, I do a 'SelectbyLocation' to select points from a feature class that lie ...
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How to iterate through all geometries using a search cursor?

I would like to use a python add-in which uses a button click to iterate through each selected polygon one by one. The following code manages to zoom only to the first polygon. How can I adapt it to ...
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Python objects in my ArcMap addIn aren't instantiated

I've got a weird problem. My addin throws problems intermittently where it doesn't recognize buttons or tools when I try to toggle the visibility in my code. It seems as though the objects aren't ...
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Run Python child script using Python Add-In button class?

I have a Python script which I want to execute using Python Add-In button class. Right now, I am using following: class child(object): """Implementation for Toolbar_addin.button2 (Button)""" ...
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Python Addin Wizard Combobox scripting help with zooming to selection

I am coding an addin to allow me to use 3 comboboxes to select specific regions within a state. Once these are all selected in the comboboxes I need a final button to zoom to the selected area, ...
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How to trigger a Python script from an ArcGIS Desktop “save” operation?

Similar to the question Run a Python Script when opening an MXD, I'm looking for a way to run a Python script that is triggered when the "Save" command/button is pressed. I've read the Creating a ...
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Using custom shortcut keys in ArcGIS while table of attributes is active window

I have a custom button which is made using python add-in. I add this button in arcgis desktop and assign a new short-cut key for this button. The problem is this button should be used while table of ...
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Calculate Field using Esri Python Addin

I am trying to select a polygon then it must automatically change (calculate) the status to "C". The tool seems to work in the background but nothing actually happens (the status is not updated). I ...