I am currently working on the migration from ArcMap 10.3 to ArcGIS Pro. We have several tools that won't work anymore in ArcGIS Pro and I am checking what native solutions could be used before going to a customized development.

One of the tool we currently have generates a html page when clicking on a parcel and queries 5 different layers (all the layers have the same ID or parcel number).

I would like to migrate it in ArcGIS Pro using arcpy and reportlab if possible. I thought about reportlab as the html template is basically a table.

What has been done

I already used the SearchCursor to extract the fields I was interested in and the where_clause to select only rows I wanted. However, I managed to do it within 1 layer at a time.

I checked the forums to see if I could perform spatial queries with arcpy, and I found the MakeQueryLayer, however I do not wish to create a new layer but just extract information related to a parcel number over 5 feature layers and display it in a pdf.

I am trying with MakeQueryTable following ArcGIS Pro help/examples online :

import arcpy

tableList = ["c:\\path\\Projects\\MyProject1\\sde.sde\\A.CAD_Adresses\\A.CAD_ADRESSE", "c:\\path\\Projects\\MyProject\\sde.sde\\A.CAD_Communes\\A.CAD_COMMUNE", "c:\\path\\Projects\\MyProject\\sde.sde\\A.CAD_Immeubles\\A.CAD_BIENS_FONDS"] 



arcpy.MakeQueryTable_management(tableList, keyField, fieldList)

I keep getting a runtime error:

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
File "c:\program files\arcgis\pro\Resources\arcpy\arcpy\management.py", line 6316, in MakeQueryTable
raise e
File "c:\program files\arcgis\pro\Resources\arcpy\arcpy\management.py", line 6313, in MakeQueryTable
retval = convertArcObjectToPythonObject(gp.MakeQueryTable_management(*gp_fixargs((in_table, out_table, in_key_field_option, in_key_field, in_field, where_clause), True)))
File "c:\programfiles\arcgis\pro\Resources\arcpy\arcpy\geoprocessing\_base.py", line 506, in <lambda> return lambda *args: val(*gp_fixargs(args, True))

RuntimeError: Objet : erreur lors de l’exécution de l’outil

I also had to adapt the syntax as I also got errors. I followed this post

For this example I only worked with 3 layers, I have 5 to deal with. But the IDs in common will be the EGID and/or the EGRID number.

  • Ok Thank you for the clarification. I will update the post.
    – mel
    Oct 5, 2017 at 10:16
  • i edited your post to make the question easier to read. Is that normal you have a folder named MyProject1 (for adresses) and another named MyProject for similar data ? Please check the location of your data to make sure.
    – gisnside
    Oct 7, 2017 at 4:19
  • @gisnside: I checked and this is normal. This is how the folders have been built. I could change the name of myproject1 but it would not change the MyProject folder that has been created when we installed ArcGIS Pro on our machine.
    – mel
    Oct 10, 2017 at 12:00

2 Answers 2


It works. There was a syntax error. Instead of writing:


I was supposed to write:


I was wondering if this is typical with ArcGIS Pro because the esri tutorials online do not have this syntax.


I belive you are missing the out_table and in_key_field_option parameters.

Make Query Table syntax should be:

MakeQueryTable_management (in_table, out_table, in_key_field_option, {in_key_field}, {in_field}, {where_clause})

The paramaters enclosed in curly brackets are optional, the rest are mandatory.


arcpy.MakeQueryTable_management(in_table=tableList, out_table='whatever', in_key_field_option='USE_KEY_FIELDS', in_key_field=keyField)
  • Ok make sense. I will try and post an update if needed.
    – mel
    Oct 5, 2017 at 12:10
  • I tried your solution and it does not work. Traceback (most recent call last): arcgisscripting.ExecuteError: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000152: Invalid input data Failed to execute (MakeQueryTable). I checked my work environment based on this post: community.esri.com/thread/111160. I am not sure what is missing.
    – mel
    Oct 5, 2017 at 13:12
  • @mel: What i posted is still a part of the solution. You should edit your question accourding to this and then you will get more help
    – BERA
    Oct 6, 2017 at 5:32

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