arcpy mapping access to DDP

Idea created by jpedder on Jul 11, 2013
    • jpedder
    • forknuts
    I'd really liek to have teh abiloity to control DDP withing arcpy.mapping currently I have to create seperate templates for each DDP setup, expopsing the DDP so it can be configured would greatly help development and ongoing maintanance of templates, 

    an example,. Printing team assignments for search and rescue. The scale is usually set via a script, however there are times when setting the scale by field woudl be very useful. Ground teams ususannly use 1:24000 but air assignments cover more gound and usually print at a larger scale, 1:100000 or more. I have a field the user can define the print scale when needed. However the DDp template just be changed in order to use it. 

    Having the ability to turn on / off auto fit also applys to teh above scenario. There are many other reason that I can list if you need more examples.