I need to merge many (MANY) tables in one unique output table by means of the arcpy.Merge_management. Anyway, I'd like to avoid the creation of tons of intermediate files as my script running, having only my final big table rather than a number of "mini-table" for each file I have. I'm converting raster attribute table to table views (by arcpy.TableToTable_conversion), and then using them to run the Merge. How can I avoid having a table for each raster in the intermediate process? Hope someone could help me. I've been reading something about the creation of an InMemoryWorkspace, but I couln'd manage it so far.
Ok, I tried both Your suggestions, but so far I couldn't make it. It seems the Merge function cannot recognize the temporary files as input. Infact, I receive this error: ERROR 000735: Input Datasets: Value is required Failed to execute (Merge) Here is my script (the important part is at the end, I can always avoiding this problem by simply having a lot of files, but I'd prefer to be more "clean"):
#import relevant modules, create geoprocessing dispatch object import win32com.client, sys, string, os, arcpy gp = win32com.client.Dispatch("esriGeoprocessing.gpDispatch.1") # Remember to change this to wherever your files are stored gp.workspace = 'G:\\Chile_2012\\MODIS10A2.V005\\provvisoria\\ATTRIBUTE_TABLE' # Remember to change the path to point where you want to store the final tables out_dir = 'G:\\Chile_2012\\MODIS10A2.V005\\provvisoria\\ATTRIBUTE_TABLE' try: rasters = gp.ListRasters("*", "all") rasters.reset() rst = rasters.Next() while rst: # Create the new field gp.AddField_management (rst, "FILENAME", "text", "", "", "50") # Apply the filename to all entries gp.CalculateField_management (rst, "FILENAME", '"' + rst + '"') rst = rasters.Next() except: print gp.GetMessages () listRaster = arcpy.ListRasters () # Create a table view from each raster to be used as input for the next Merge function: for raster in listRaster: arcpy.TableToTable_conversion (raster, "in_memory", 'Tab_'+ raster) listTable = arcpy.ListTables () # Change the name of the output table as needed!!! arcpy.Merge_management (listTable, 'Cl_Rio_Aconcagua.dbf')