I have some scripts that make symbology for different layers in my TOC. And now I want to merge them into one big script which should have parameters chosen by user to start certain part of script. For instance I have three layers: GGG, DDD, DDA. The whole script contains code to make symbology for all these layers. But is it possible to make something like this?

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If box "DDD" is checked script run the part of it which will paint only DDD layer. If it is possible what kind of code I should add to script?

Updated code:

for s in selected:
    if selected == "DDD": 
        arcpy.AddMessage("Making a DDD")
        ary = arcpy.mapping.Layer(r"\\SRV-NAS-03\Projects\FIAS_MultiPART.lyr")
        arcpy.mapping.AddLayer (df,ary,"AUTO_ARRANGE")


It is taken from this answer to Unable to Provide Input for a MultiValue Parameter Script Tool

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You can retrieve the values checked in the inputdata parameter using this code:

import arcpy
all_selected = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)
selected = all_selected.split(";")

for s in selected:
    if s == "DDD": 
        arcpy.AddMessage("Making a DDD")
    # ...

See Setting script tool parameters for reference.

  • According to my case it should be like: for s in selected: if selected == "DDD": arcpy.AddMessage ("Making a DDD") But python kicks an error Commented Dec 13, 2016 at 7:42
  • What is the error message?
    – GISGe
    Commented Dec 13, 2016 at 7:45
  • IndentationError: expected an indented block (multivalue.py, line 8) Line 8 is arcpy.AddMessage ("Making a DDD") Commented Dec 13, 2016 at 7:48
  • Says what it says, check your indentation. Write your script in an editor to get your syntax checked. I've edited my code to match your workflow
    – GISGe
    Commented Dec 13, 2016 at 7:52
  • Just replaced. Now it is without errors, however, do nothing if I tick DDD. No messages and adding of symbology layers. Identation is okay. Commented Dec 13, 2016 at 7:58

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