In this video, Jennifer Harrison discusses the various ways to run tools in ArcMap. Learn how to define parameter boxes for custom script tools and how to attach geoprocessing tools to buttons on a toolbar.
- Python scripts can be run as custom tools in ArcMap.…Before we see how that works,…let's take a minute to discuss…the basic use of tools in ArcMap.…There are over 200 tools that come with ArcMap.…These tools that came with the software…are called system tools.…They can be accessed either my opening Arc toolbox…or through the catalog window.…In the catalog window, you'll find the tools…down under toolboxes in the system tools.…To run a tool, of course, you just double click on it.…
For each tool, a window opens allowing the user…to specify the input parameters.…Some parameters are required, some are optional.…When custom script tools are created and loaded into ArcMap,…the user can set up which parameters…the user will be prompted for and also specify…whether those parameters are required or optional.…To get help on any of the parameters,…just click in the parameter box and click show help.…
When scripts are loaded into custom script tools,…the user can write help documentation for the tool…and the help shows up right here in the regular help system.…
- Writing and running Python scripts in IDLE
- Making scripts flexible with variables
- Commenting scripts
- Manipulating string data
- Object-oriented programming in Python
- Creating loops
- Reading and writing text files
- Capturing input at runtime
- Documenting your scripts
Skill Level Beginner
1. Python for ArcGIS Basics
2. Strings, Numbers, and Variables
Work with numeric values5m 22s
3. Syntax Rules
4. Manipulating Strings
5. Object-Oriented Programming
6. Using Loops
7. Generate Log Files
8. Input at Run Time
9. Help Documents
Documenting a script1m 59s
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