I am trying to understand arcpy/python, and am confused about where a layer file is located during the process.
This is my code:
import os, sys import arcpy gdb = "C:\\Example.gdb" featureClass = "C:\\Example.gdb\feature" arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(featureClass, "OutLayer", "\"Field_Name\" = 'Name One'") arpy.CopyFeatures_management("Outlayer", "C:\\Example.gdb\\test")
This seems to work, but I don't understand where "Outlayer" exists. If I run the code again, I get the message that I can't because "Outlayer" already exists. It is not in the .gdb, or the default.gdb. When I specify a path (e.g. C:\GIS\OutLayer) it isn't there. Finally, when I search for it using Windows Explorer, I can't find the file. It is not important, but just trying to figure out what is going on.