I have a python script that I am writing to create a copy of a database and then clean it up (basically remove any empty items). Everything is working with the exception of feature classes that are embedded in a feature dataset. I have the portion of code that iterates through these items and is the source of my issue below:
arcpy.env.workspace = inputGDB dataset_list= arcpy.ListDatasets() for dataset in dataset_list: featureclass_list=arcpy.ListFeatureClasses("","",dataset) for feature in featureclass_list: inpath=arcpy.Describe(feature).catalogPath
When I do this, the "catalogPath" returned is not the full path. It only contains the path up to the gdb and then appends the feature class name to it (e.g. it returns D:\Folders\Database.gdb\feature_name not D:\Folders\Database.gdb\Dataset\feature_name). The dataset which this feature was originally in is not returned with the above code. Now if I do:
item=arcpy.Describe(r"D:\Folders\Database.gdb\Dataset\feature_name") print item.catalogPath
I get the correct path for the data in question. So the question I have is how do I get the full data path for feature classes embedded in a dataset with some option similar the the first snippet of code?