Python toolboxes are created entirely using Python in ArcGIS for Desktop and stored as *.pyt files

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Why learn/use Python Toolboxes 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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Specify geoprocessing service connection at publish

I have a geoprocessing service published from a tool written in Python and contained inside a Python toolbox. I need to be able to publish this service in multiple environments (production, staging, ...
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Guidelines for organizing Python Toolboxes (.pyt) in ArcGIS

For one of my tasks I need to create a Toolbox with three tools (python scripts). Instead of ordinary tbx I've decided to write it as Python Toolbox (pyt). Everything is clear except the "good" way ...
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Setting “Always run in foreground” within ArcPy code?

Is it possible to set the "Always run in foreground" option within ArcPy code? I haven't found anything on this yet? It would be nice to be able to specify within a script, instead of through the ...
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How to Change Parameter Type from Optional to Required

I am creating a Python toolbox with 5 parameters. One of the parameters is a Boolean/checkbox, which checks if the user wants to edit the labels of a shapefile. What I would hope to do is if the user ...
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Can one parameter choice on Python toolbox tool set Display Names of other parameters?

I would like to be able to create a Python toolbox tool (or a Python script tool) where a choice made from the first parameter (Category in the images below) changes the Display Name of other ...
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Creating a ValueTable with a column that has dependency

I am creating a python tool which looks like the figure below. Input feature: It asks for a input feature class. Valuetable(Lookup tables): It has two columns - one for look up tables and another ...
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Set default values for value table in Python Toolbox tool

I created a Python Toolbox tool to reorder fields and create a new feature class with the reordered fields. The tool works nicely and I am able to use a value table to let the user arrange the fields ...
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Filtered list in ArcGIS toolbox

My goal is to grab a bunch of feature classes, select the first feature class, list the fields, and return that list to parameter 1 as a filtered list. My ArcGIS toolbox is setup with 2 parameters. ...
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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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Defining parameter descriptions for Python Toolbox help?

I'm trying to create some Python Toolboxes for our ArcMap application (e.g. MyTool.pyt) I can see that the help text is defined with the classes self.description attribute. However, once I run the ...
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How to Determine if Layer is a Point

I have been working on a Python toolbox which contains 6 parameters. I am a little lost on all of the different data types available in ArcMap (it seems like there's hundreds of them!). However, one ...
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Getting points digitized in Web AppBuilder geoprocessing widget back over to original coordinate system for calculations?

This is a follow-up question to Having two input feature layers and derived output feature layer in ArcGIS Python Toolbox tool?. The following Python Toolbox tool accepts one or more points from the ...
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How do updateParameters and updateMessages Interact in a Python Toolbox?

I have been developing a Python toolbox which consists of 6 parameters. I have received immense amounts of help on this through StackExchange through the following posts: How to Determine if a Layer ...
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Permanently add a python toolbox to ArcToolbox

I've written a python toolbox for my company containing several scripts to speed up various repetitive tasks. Each time we want to use it we have to open ArcToolbox, right click and select "Add ...
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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. I'...
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How do you use Windows folders as acrpy Parameters

I am having problems trying to perform simple folder management operations in an ArcGIS python toolbox. First here's some code snippets (I have left out all of the stuff that does not pertain to this ...
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Are there any distinct advantages of creating a Python Toolbox over a Custom Toolbox? [duplicate]

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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Having two input feature layers and derived output feature layer in ArcGIS Python Toolbox tool?

I'm unable to find an example of an ArcGIS Python Toolbox similar to the one I'm trying to get to work. The standalone python script works beautifully. Turning it into a Python Toolbox so I can use ...
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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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arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(“CURRENT”) fails when running python script in background as tool

The engineers I work with have requested an autosave feature for ArcGIS, so I thought I'd make them a python tool that routinely saves. The script works fine when run in the foreground, but fails when ...
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Python Tool Not Opening

I know that this is definitely an ambiguous question. However, I initially had my Python toolbox working great. I then wanted to have additional functionality with it and added some more coding. ...
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Prevent parameter defaults in service definition file

I have a Python toolbox with a single tool designed for 10.2. The tool is intended to be a geoprocessing service on a server. So I run the tool, and after it succeeds, I right click the result and ...
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How can I use updateParameters to handle both points AND polyline feature layers?

I'm using ArcMap 10.2.1 and Python 2.7.5. I would like my updateParameters to enable and disable fields based on if a feature is a point or a polygon. If the point is selected then I need the measure....
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How apply error messages to a python toolbox that prevent my tool from running with bad parameters?

This is a continuation of my question here: Point and Polyline I tried making this question easier to follow. My tool accepts two main parameters - a continuous centerline and a table (or a feature ...
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Esri Python Toolbox(pyt) corruption in ArcToolbox.dat

Symptoms: Open ArcCatalog and all tools within Python Toolbox(pyt) have a red-x error next to them claiming that "Arcpy module has no attribute Parameter" Close ArcCatalog Delete ArcToolbox.dat file ...
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I can't seem to use arcpy.mapping print command. It's not displaying the mxds in the loop

Here's the code for the third parameter that list the local printers: # Third Parameter printer = arcpy.Parameter( displayName="Select a Printer", name="printer", datatype="String", ...
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Generating choice list (dropdown) in toolbox to allow user to select field in CSV as input? [duplicate]

I need to input a csv as parameter 1. Parameter 2 should be a dropdown displaying the various fields (the headerline) where I can select a column to use for geoprocessing. Param1: c:\my.csv ...
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Python Toolbox Parameter List Update/Refresh?

I am using a python toolbox in ArcGIS 10.2.2 and want a drop down list of all the versions for the person reconciling to choose from. (And I do not want to include dbo.DEFAULT and DS.Draft). But this ...
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How to access output parameters from a Python Toolbox Tool called by .NET?

I am trying to access an output parameter from a Python toolbox tool and cannot find any information about how this is done: I am developing an Esri Add-In for ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for Desktop (Build 3143)...