I'm not understanding fully how extent is supposed to work in ArcPy/Python. I can't seem to get it to work in a function so I can filter it through my feature classes (FCs). I have read the ESRI help files, but remain confused.
Below is a description of what I am trying to accomplish, followed by the little code I have so far. I think it is an issue with my understanding of how this operation works, but any/all advice is welcome.
A script that will prompt for the name of a File Geodatabase and an XMIN, YMIN, XMAX, YMAX set of coordinates. Then loop over each feature class and determine if the extent of each feature class overlaps this extent. If so, it will also determine how many features are within that extent. *** Note: It should report 0 for any feature classes that process through the extent but have no features in the extent. Also, check if any of the following geometry operations exist: within, contains, or overlaps.
import arcpy, os from arcpy import env arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True #Set user-defined inputs gdb = r"F:\....\&&&.gdb" XMin = 1260000 YMin = 337000 XMax = 1280000 YMax = 360000 # Set extent def Extent(): XMin = 1260000 YMin = 337000 XMax = 1280000 YMax = 360000 try: arcpy.env.extent = arcpy.Extent(XMIN,YMIN,XMAX,YMAX) extent = arcpy.env.extent return extent except: print ("An Error has occurred in Extent().") extent = Extent() print extent #List available Feature Classes in a List def FCs_in_GDB(gdb): try: arcpy.env.workspace = gdb print (arcpy.env.workspace) fcs =  for fds in arcpy.ListDatasets('','feature') + ['']: for fc in arcpy.ListFeatureClasses('','',fds): fcs.append(os.path.join(fds, fc)) return fcs except: print ("An Error has occurred in FCs_in_GDB().") fcs = FCs_in_GDB(gdb) for fc in fcs: print fc