I've been trying to run an ArcPy code which creates a fishnet for sampling. Everything in the code works fine, but when it gets to arcpy.CreateFishnet_management(), it stops running.

I've already checked the documentation of ArcGIS Desktop about this function, and I don't know what I'm missing. The error says that there is no value assigned to parameter origin_coord nor to y_axis_coord. I've checked the documentation about this and in the part that describes template parameter it says:

Specify the extent of the fishnet. The extent can be entered by specifying the coordinates or using a template dataset.

My problem is that, since I'm specifying the template to be the same as the feature, I'm leaving those parameters (origin_coord and y_axis_coord) empty, but the documentation says I could do so.

Here is the code:

# coding utf-8
import arcpy

arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True
ws = 'D:\Projeto_VANT\SIG\proc_parc.gdb'
arcpy.env.workspace = ws

arcpy.CreatePersonalGDB_management('D:\Projeto_VANT\SIG', 'output')
outpath = 'D:\Projeto_VANT\SIG\output.mdb'

talhoes = r'teste'

estados = ('SP', 'MG')
florestas = ('PROPRIA', 'PARCERIA')

                                  """ "ESTADO" IN {} AND "FLORESTA" IN {} """.format(estados, florestas),
arcpy.FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion(in_features = 'talhoes_layer',
                                            out_path = outpath,
                                            out_name = 'talhoes1')
talhoes1 = r'talhoes1'

arcpy.AddField_management(talhoes1, 'CONCAT_T', 'TEXT')
arcpy.CalculateField_management(talhoes1, 'CONCAT_T', """ [ESTADO] & "_" & [CODIGO] & "_" & [TALHAO] """, 'VB')

list_of_fields = [f.name for f in arcpy.ListFields(talhoes1)]

with arcpy.da.SearchCursor(talhoes1, ['CONCAT_T', 'AREA']) as tal_cursor:
    for x in tal_cursor:
                                          """ CONCAT_T = '{}' """.format(str(x[0])))
        arcpy.env.workspace = outpath
        talhao = r'Layer_{}'.format(x[0])
        negBuf_tal = r'negBuf40_{}'.format(x[0])
        arcpy.CreateFishnet_management(out_feature_class = 'Fish_{}'.format(x[0]),
                                       cell_width = 22.6,
                                       cell_height = 22.6,
                                       number_rows= 0,
                                       number_columns = 0,
                                       labels = True,
                                       template = negBuf_tal,
                                       geometry_type = "POLYGON")

        print('Talhao {} succesfully extracted!'.format(x[0]))
        arcpy.env.workspace = ws

And here is the error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "D:/ArcPy_Classes/Scripts/sampling_sig.py", line 51, in <module>
    geometry_type = "POLYGON")
  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.5\ArcPy\arcpy\management.py", line 17024, in CreateFishnet
    raise e
arcgisscripting.ExecuteError: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid.
ERROR 000735: Fishnet Origin Coordinate : Value is required
ERROR 000735: Y-Axis Coordinate : Value is required
Failed to execute (CreateFishnet).

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Finally, I got it, but I had to calculate the extents.
Here is the solution I got:

desc = arcpy.Describe(negBuf_tal)
                                           str(desc.extent.XMin) + " " + str(desc.extent.YMax),

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