I want to find the shortest path between two points. I first make a route layer from an analysis network and then add two point locations. While python shows the following errors when I use the solve function. Can anyone tell me the reason? ExecuteError: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000824: The tool is not licensed. Failed to execute (Solve).

Code works when I use Python window in ArcMap and I actually have all ArcGIS licenses

codes: '''

import arcpy
import os

arcpy.env.workspace = r"C:\Users\hyan1\Desktop\try\network\network_for_wageningen.mdb"
network = r'C:\Users\hyan1\Desktop\try\network\network_for_wageningen.mdb\network2_ND'
outNALayer = arcpy.na.MakeRouteLayer(network, "WorkRoute", "length")
outNALayer = outNALayer.getOutput(0)
subLayerNames = arcpy.na.GetNAClassNames(outNALayer)
points_layername = subLayerNames["Stops"]
routes_layername = subLayerNames["Routes"]

### add location, solve and export
input_point = r'C:\\Users\hyan1\Desktop\Route_2\T11_1_11_pro_lyr_1.shp'
output_name = os.path.split(input_point)[1]
arcpy.na.AddLocations(outNALayer, points_layername, input_point, "", "", "DateTimeS")
arcpy.FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion("WorkRoute\Routes", r"C:\Users\hyan1\Desktop\Route_2\shortest_route", output_name)


1 Answer 1


This error is actually documented on the Error: 000824 page.

The solution is to

Add the following code snippet to check-out the extension containing the tool before calling the tool for use:

   import arcpy
   arcpy.CheckOutExtension("[Extension name]")

The extension names are documented in the arcpy.CheckOutExtension help. For Network Analyst use:


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