How can I use the
arcpy.mapping.ListLayers() function without calling the current mxd? I'm hoping to run the Python script without having an ArcMap document open.
My setsymbology code runs extremely slowly as it is now. I could do it faster manually, and my computer is definitely not the limiting factor. I'm guessing it's slow because ArcMap is open. I'll show the code as it is now and the code that I'm trying to figure out a way for it to call an input directory/workspace rather than an mxd, but unfortunately it gets errors ('module' object has no attribute 'Listlayers').
# Import system modules import arcpy from arcpy import env mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") symbologyLayer = r"C:\VMshared\small_example_valley3\SnowColor2\snowdepthCOLOR.tif.lyr" for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd): arcpy.ApplySymbologyFromLayer_management(lyr,symbologyLayer)