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Currently I have a list of locations, like the following:

locations = ["Atlanta, GA", "Rochester, NY", "Paris, France"] 

I would like to geocode these locations using arcpy.geocoding.GeocodeAddresses.

This function takes in a table as the first parameter. Is there a way for me to use the Python list I have instead of making an extraneous file? Or is the only way to write the list I have into a file?

  • have you tried placing your list in the first parameter? Whats the error message – NULL.Dude Oct 3 '17 at 15:36
  • @Geo.Dude I have! It's very generic: RuntimeError: Object: Error in executing tool – tibsar Oct 3 '17 at 16:58
  • the document I provided below says its a input table, so it appears you must provide a table. you can add the code snippet create a table (csv) with your list then use that table for the geocoder. – NULL.Dude Oct 3 '17 at 19:58
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You can export your python list to csv and then use that file as your input table

import csv

with open(..., 'wb') as myfile:
    wr = csv.writer(myfile, quoting=csv.QUOTE_ALL)
    wr.writerow(mylist)

Here is the documentation for that function http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//002600000006000000.htm

  • I was hoping I didn't have to write an extraneous CSV file, but it seems that isn't possible. Thanks! – tibsar Oct 5 '17 at 13:42

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