I made a little model and at the end I want to rename the feature class file to something based on the fields in that feature class. I want to rename that feature class by the date the data was collected (its a field in the FC) follow by an underscore then by the editor of the FC (which is also a field). The way our files are setup is the data is collected on the same date by one person. So there is no danger of having 2 editors to one file or 2 dates. I am just really new to Python.
I used it to do field calculations and have that understood fairly well. But I am trying to figure out the command to pull the field value and print it in the rename.
I have the stock python script for rename
# Name: Rename_Example2.py # Description: Rename fileGDB feature class # Import system modules import arcpy from arcpy import env # Set workspace env.workspace = "C:/workspace/test.gdb" # Set local variables in_data = "test" out_data = "testFC" data_type = "FeatureClass" # Execute Rename arcpy.Rename_management(in_data, out_data, data_type)
How do I put the fields with the data into the "out_data"? I figure I have to collect it some how, maybe in the local variables? You don't need to write the script for me, but if you could point me to a solid source for commands and strings that would be great. I already checked out other threads and the python site.
It seems close to what I need but I am still not getting it.