I'm trying to run the following code in Arcpy in ArcMap 10.1 but keep getting an parsing error syntaxerror. I've used ArcGIS for years but am new to Arcpy.

>>> import arcpy
>>> from arcpy import env
>>> from arcpy.sa import *
>>> arcpy.env.workspace = r"S:\*PATH*.gdb"
>>> outDir = "S:\*PATH*.gdb\\"
>>> for fc in arcpy.ListFeatureClasses("*_150m"):
...     outfc = outDir + arcpy.Describe(fc).baseName + "_area"
...     arcpy.gp.TabulateArea_sa(fc,"siteID",Raster("NLCD_2011_landcover_raster_Chicago_proj"),"Value",outfc,“30”)
Parsing error SyntaxError: invalid syntax (line 3)
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    Did you forget to specify a raw formatting option on the outDir declaration? Either way it's a fatal naming error with the "*PATH*" stuck in the question, masking the true problem. – Vince Nov 19 '16 at 17:07
  • I think this will be easier to debug if you use a Python IDE (e.g. IDLE) and run the same code as a script.i.e. no >>> or ... to make it easier for potential answerers to copy/paste for testing. – PolyGeo Nov 21 '16 at 22:48

I rarely work with Spatial Analyst but I think the issue will be with your third parameter which is for the in_class_data and expects a Raster Layer | Feature Layer to be supplied.


You have used Raster("NLCD_2011_landcover_raster_Chicago_proj") which appears to be neither of those things. I suspect it should just be "NLCD_2011_landcover_raster_Chicago_proj".

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