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Are there any distinct advantages of creating a Python Toolbox over a Custom Toolbox?

I enjoy making different geoprocessing tools to practice Python and to become more familiar with the arcpy modules. I've just been using a Custom Toolbox and then importing the Python script and ...
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2answers
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Is there a way to refresh imported modules in a ArcGIS Python Toolbox?

When using a python toolbox (.pyt) in ArcMap, I'll typically follow a pattern where the .pyt file itself is simply a wrapper to collect input arguments and define the tools themselves. Supporting ...
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How to remove temporary layers so they don't show up in parameter lists

ArcGis 10.2, arcpy. I have several tools in a Python toolbox that have a feature class parameter. The parameter is defined as parameterType = “GPFeatureLayer”. When running several tools in ...
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Empty Clip results…Why?

Okay so I have a python script that I have added to a toolbox. I clip a gdb file with a shp to a gdb and I get an empty feature class. The gdb file to start is not empty, everything is in the same ...
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How to utilize GPSQLExpression data type in Python Toolbox

I am trying to write my first Python Toolbox for ArcGIS (neat stuff by the way). The tool is simple enough - it connects to SQL Server and downloads data for the user. The trick here is, I want the ...
2
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1answer
152 views

How to define a Feature Set parameter for an ArcGIS python toolbox tool?

I'm trying to create an ArcGIS python toolbox tool which use a polygon for input. I want the user to be able to create the polygon when the tool is run. I know how to do this using both a ...
2
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1answer
206 views

arcpy FieldMappings for Spatial Join

I'm trying to create a python script tool to use within ArcMap 10.1. I created a Model and exported it as a python script and added custom field mappings for the first Spatial Join by reading through ...
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1answer
140 views

How to use 'remap' in reclassify tool code in ArcGIS Python Toolbox

I am making a reclassify tool in ArcGIS python toolbox (.pyt) ... I am able to use the remap datatype but am not able to parse the information present in Remap in the Reclassify function's third ...
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Model Run from Python script

Ive broken a complex task down to a very simple excersise and still cant get it to work.... I need to set up a Python Scpript to Run a Model. model: "SelectTest" toolbox: ...
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1answer
139 views

How to perform Tool Validation in Python Toolbox?

I'm trying to make sure there is no '-' in the output filename, and if there is, to set an error (circle with the red 'X') so that the tool can't be run, and have a tooltip that explains the issue. ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Geoprocessing Service based on Python Fails with IOError: “SDE” does not exist Failed to execute

I have a Python Script that inserts X,Y Point in the SDE Point Feature Class. It works fine when executed in ArcMap 10.2, but it fails with IOError when published as Geoprocessing Task service in ...
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How do I use variables inside a arcpy toolbox function? [closed]

I have a point file and I need to make a lot of buffers in specific increments but I can't figure out how to interate through a list inside the buffer function. Here is what I have: import arcpy ...
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158 views

How to set up parameters in Python toolbox tools?

I build a model builder and export it to python. How can I define parameters for python script in python properties? May you explain about Data type in script proprties? thanks alot
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'DEFeatureClass' vs. 'IFeatureClass'

I'm writing an ArcGIS 10.1 .pyt toolbox to accept a feature class as input (not a shapefile). Referencing ESRI's online guide to 'Geoprocessing Data Types of Parameters and Environments' [PDF ...
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Is there a compelling case to learn/use Python Toolboxes (new at ArcGIS 10.1) over Python Script Tools?

I've written a few Python Toolboxes (which are new at ArcGIS 10.1), but am yet to decide whether/when I should write them rather than Python Script Tools in a standard toolbox. I thought the Online ...
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Select Layer by Location - Arcpy - Why are my inputs being interpreted as invalid?

I am working on a tool in a python toolbox and am totally confused about what is going on and causing my select by location operation to fail (Error 000368). I am trying to select the features in one ...
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Are multiple separate feature classes more efficient than repeatedly deleting all features from the same feature class?

Quick Version: Is it more efficient, in terms of database performance, to have multiple separate temporary feature classes or one feature class that you repeatedly empty out and fill? I am working ...