I have a script which reclassifies a tif file, adds a new field to the tiff, and is supposed to parse the date from the filename and add it to the new date field. Everything works as it should, except parsing the date. When the script runs this line, python crashes, either runnig the script through ArcCatalog or python command line:
arcpy.ConvertTimeField_management("C:\Users\OuelletteMS\Desktop\Ice_Data_from_JohnIacozza\1978\wa_19780629_reclass.tif", 19780629, "yyyyMMdd", "Date")
This example is using variable values as they are assigned by the script (print the variables, copy/paste and add quotes). The full script is below.
I get no error messages, and commenting out this one line shows that everything else works. I got this line as a snippet after a successful run of the tool in ArcMap. What am I missing?
I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 and Python 2.7
import arcpy, os, sys from arcpy import env arcpy.CheckOutExtension("Spatial") # Allow for file overwrite arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True # Set the workspace directory path = "C:\Users\OuelletteMS\Desktop\Ice_Data_from_JohnIacozza" env.workspace = path # Get the list of the featureclasses in the workspace directory listFCs = arcpy.ListFiles("wa_197806*.tif") # Loop through each file and perform the processing for fc in listFCs: print str("processing " + fc) # displays the file that is currently being handled shpname = str(fc) # converts filename to a string yearVal = shpname[3:7] # year processed newName = shpname[0:11] + "_reclass.tif" # name for reclassified raster newPath = path + "\\" + yearVal # sets the path for the reclassified file outfile = newPath + "\\" + newName # specifies reclassified raster path vf = "Value" # sets value field to be used strDate = shpname[3:11] # extracts characters 3 through 11 from the file name # Check to see if a directory for that year exists. If not, make one try: os.makedirs(newPath) except OSError: if not os.path.isdir(newPath): raise # Reclassify raster arcpy.gp.Reclassify_sa(fc,vf,"1 5 1;6 99 0;NODATA 0",outfile,"NODATA") # Adds and populates date field field2 = "Date" # Field for storing the date as a date arcpy.AddField_management(outfile,field2,"DATE") # arcpy.ConvertTimeField_management(outfile, strDate, "yyyyMMdd", field2) # Cleanup del listFCs, fc, shpname, yearVal, newName, newPath, outfile, vf, strDate, field2 # arcpy.CheckInExtension("Spatial") print "done"