To give context, I was using the Intersect Tool to find the number parcels that are located in multiple Sections of an STR. I tried both the Geoprocessing Tool, and calling the function in ArcPy. I noticed I got different results when my input was the same order for both methods, Parcel Layer first, then Section layer. However when I did Parcel Layer first, Section Layer second for the Geoprocessing Intersect Tool, then Section first, Parcel Second with the ArcPy Function, I obtained the same results.
Does order matter with the Intersect Tool?
I figure either it does, or I was just doing something wrong in my ArcPy script that was giving inconsistent results.