I'm new to Python and need some help please.
I have a shapefile (Index.shp) that is used as an index for the world splitting it into 264 areas (polygon). I'm trying to create a Python script (for the ArcMap Hyperlink Script section of this Index.shp) that will add another shapefile to the current ArcMap project based on the polygon the user has clicked on with the hyperlink tool. The Index.shp has an attribute field called File_Name with the shapefile name to be opened.
I was able to get some information online, but I still can't figure out how to get it to work.
Here's my code to far:
import arcpy #get the current map document mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") #set the directory to bathy shapefiles fc = "C:\GIS_Data\Bathymetry\Global" #get the data frame df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd,"*") #create a new layer - [File_Name] = bathy shapefile name bathy_file = (fc+ [File_Name] +'.shp') newlayer = arcpy.mapping.Layer(bathy_file) #add the layer to the map at the bottom of the TOC in data frame 0 arcpy.mapping.AddLayer(df, newlayer,"AUTO_ARRANGE")