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Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook, Second Edition

By : Donald Eric Pimpler, Eric Pimpler
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Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook, Second Edition

By: Donald Eric Pimpler, Eric Pimpler

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Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook Second Edition
About the Author
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Various messages are returned during the execution of ArcGIS geoprocessing tools and functions. These messages can be informational in nature or indicate warning or error conditions that can result in the tool not creating the expected output or result in outright failure of the tool to be executed. These messages do not appear as message boxes. Instead, you will need to retrieve them by using various ArcPy functions. Up to this point in the book, we have ignored the existence of these messages, warnings, and errors. This is mainly due to the fact that I wanted you to concentrate on learning some basic concepts, without adding the extra layer of code complexity that is necessary to create robust geoprocessing scripts that can handle error situations gracefully. This being said, it's now time that you learn how to create geoprocessing and Python exception handling structures that will enable you to create versatile geoprocessing scripts. These scripts can handle messages that...