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

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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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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 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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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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Can ArcGIS Pro use Python toolboxes written for ArcMap?

Can the new ArcGIS Pro use existing ArcToolbox scripts? Or to put it another way, will I have to rewrite my existing ArcMap toolbox & python scripts if I want them to run in ArcGIS Pro?
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Ordering tool display within a Python Toolbox

I have created a python toolbox containing a number of classes which define the various tools within. As these classes are part of a workflow in which the tools are to be executed sequentially using ...
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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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Using Custom Functions in a Python Toolbox

I am trying to put together a python toolbox (Arc 10.1) and would like to use a defined function in my code. The function is: 'sys' is imported at the top of the file def listdirs(folder): ...
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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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Where can I find in depth documentation on modifying arcgis stylesheets?

Where can I find in depth documentation on modifying arcgis stylesheets? I have found some of the basics here : Changing tool dialog appearance I want to change the height on one element, the only ...
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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 to use a feature set as an output parameter in a Python Toolbox?

I'm having trouble setting a "Feature Set" output parameter from a .pyt .. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 SP1. Here’s a short script that can be invoked either from a classic toolbox (thru the main() ...
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Configuration problem anaconda python in ArcGIS

I used Eclipse with PyDev to create a script in Python (windows 7 x64). My code runs perfect when I start the run in Eclipse, but when I add it as a Tool in ArcGIS 10.1, I have the following problems: ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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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Python MemoryError when running ArcGIS Python Toolbox tool

I have a Python Toolbox (.pyt) containing a single tool. Part of that tool is the following function, which creates a dictionary from an attribute table, where the keys are the rows' OBJECTIDs and the ...
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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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ArcGIS Python Toolbox Parameter Filter.List ValueList Delete/Remove for Reconciling Versions

Does anyone know if and how you can remove a value from a parameter filter list? In my case, I am using a python toolbox in ArcGIS 10.2.2 and want a drop down list of all the versions for the person ...
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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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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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How to convert Python (ArcPy) script into tool or toolbox script?

I've written a simple python script that allows me to quickly create a copy of a template Mxd, pointing to different shapefiles. The user specifies the new location, a name for the new mxd, then the ...
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Tutorial on creating python toolboxes?

I've done the ESRI training: Creating Python Toolboxes Using ArcGIS 10.1 but is there anything more in depth? Since VBA is no longer supported in ArcMap 10 and up I'm trying to convert a cross section ...
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ArcGIS - Getting Python toolbox to function properly

as the header says, I do have a problem in getting my toolbox to function the way I want it to. In the following my parameter definition is shown, where from I would expect to get only feature classes ...
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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 ...
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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 Python toolboxes be used with ArcObjects GeoProcess.AddToolbox?

Can Python toolboxes be used with ArcObjects GeoProcess.AddToolbox? I'm trying to execute a tool in a Python toolbox (.pyt) from .NET. First I call: GP.AddToolbox(@"C:\path\to\MyToolbox.pyt") ...
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How to find missing dependencies in a distributed ArcGIS Python toolbox?

I am developing a Python Toolbox that uses a few external libraries (ogr/gdal, matplotlib, shapely, reportlab among others) which files I have directly copied in the same folder as my toolbox .py, as ...
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Model Builder: Enable / Disable parameters based on Conditions / Preconditions

I have been working with Model Builder and am having trouble placing a precondition on an input parameter. However, I may be going about it in the wrong way and may just need a Python script. My ...
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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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Re-Distributing Python Toolbox

After reading this Esri article on how to distribute Python Toolboxes, I'm wondering how redistribution works? I have a few toolboxes that are in constant development, but would be useful to my ...
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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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Parameter Not Being Included in Tool

I have been attempting to make a Tool within a Toolbox with four different parameters. My code consists of the following: def getParameterInfo(self): """Define parameter definitions""" # ...
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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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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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ArcGIS python toolbox: GPFeatureLayer parameter “loses” symbology type

I'm pretty new at ArcGIS python toolboxes. Here is one problem I've been fighting with for a while. I want to create an output layer (GPFeatureLayer) with a specific symbology (GRADUATED_COLORS) and ...
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Arcgis arcpy toolbox multiply files: error - module object has no attribute

I have a big .pyt script (python toolbox) and now i trying split it to many files (1 file - 1 tool). In single .pyt file everything works perfectly, but when file is splited i get this message: ...
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Getting null values using Point sampling tool in QGIS 2.0.1

I would like to obtain the information of a raster layer at some points. Apparently the Point sampling tool does the job. I have used this tool, and all the raster values extracted at specific points ...
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Calculate field management not working within customized Python tool in ArcGIS

I am trying to make a custom made Python Script tool which I would like to use in Model builder. I am using the arcpy.Calulate_field_management function (simple reclass function as an example), but it ...
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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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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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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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Set GPLinearUnit type parameter default based on input spatial reference (Buffer Example)

Within a .pyt python toolbox I'd like to have a parameter of data type GPLinearUnit get a default value based on an input Feature Class (FC). The standard Buffer (Analysis) tool works as a great ...
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Multivalue parameter as text in Python toolbox - reading in to imported module function

I'm building a Python toolbox with a tool which calls specific functions from a custom module. The main input parameter for this tool is a multivalue list of raster layers. In the execute block of ...
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Median value for a case within ArcGIS 10.1

Similar to this post (ArcGIS median value from a layer) I am looking for a toolbox to get the median value for a data field by a case. For example, say I have dataset with percent tree cover for each ...
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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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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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pop() method returns error with feature class list in ArcGIS python toolbox

I am trying to do something very simple, but I'm pulling my hair out with this one. In an ArcGIS python toolbox, for one of my tools I ask the user for a list of feature layers, using the following ...
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Optional Parameter Not Being Optional in a Toolbox

I have been creating a toolbox that contains 4 parameters. Two of my parameters involve editing the labels of a shapefile. I want to have these two parameters as optional: if the user does not want to ...