Python toolboxes are geoprocessing toolboxes that are created entirely using Python in ArcGIS 10.1 (and later) for Desktop

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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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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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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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Is there a script to Python for Click to toggle selectable?

I cannot write a script using ArcPy (Click to toggle selectable). To make a layer unavailable for sampling! I just need to create a tool to automate several processes, one of them is the ability to ...
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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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define parameter descriptions in ESRI Python Toolbox

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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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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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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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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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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Configuring Python to avoid conflict with ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcPy)?

I am trying to find the best way to configure a new version of python in my computer (windows) so that I do not have any problem with the python version that I have with ArcGIS. Is there anyway to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How to dynamically create new parameters based on previously entered parameter in python toolbox?

This is what I am looking to create in a python toolbox: Create a parameter to get geodatabase (.gdb) file from the user. (the .gdb file has some number of feature classes) After user enters the gdb ...
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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 ...