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I would use the "SHAPE@" token with the search cursor, then do something like this: with arcpy.da.SearchCursor(fc, ("SHAPE@", "UNIQUE_ID")) as searchCur: for row in searchCur: myDF.extent = row[0].extent myDF.scale = 50 arcpy.RefreshActiveView() arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF(thisMap, ...


Yes - to do this I would: Use the extent of the polygon just digitized to Create [a] Fishnet of the same size Use SelectLayerByLocation on the fishnet just created to select those that overlap the polygon geometry that you digitized Use GetCount to count how many of the fishnet cells overlap with the polygon geometry Use an update cursor or CalculateField ...


Instead of using PIPE in the subprocess.Popen, you can use a file path to save the output. You can create the path by using the arcpy.CreateScratchName() (http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/CreateScratchName/000v0000001z000000/). After the subprocess runs and you have the output in the file, you might set the output parameter ...


You want to set it to Table View. Feature Classes inherit from this interface. So setting the data type to Table View will allow you to see Feature Classes and standalone tables in the drop down.

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