I'm developing a python app that makes heavy use of the ArcGIS API for Python and running into a problem where it appears that when I run exportToSDDraft, a lock is left on the aprx file that I used to create the draft. This causes a failure downstream when I try to reopen the file (or delete it). Any suggestions on how to release this lock or is there an alternative to exportToSDDraft (Python 3).
Here is the error message I get when I try to delete the file is os.remove. I confirmed that it is actually the same process that is holding the lock - not a different process as the message states.
PermissionError: [WinError 32] The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process: 'E:\\ROW_as_habitat\\projects\\test.aprx'
Here is the error when I do the delete with arcpy.DeleteManagement
ExecuteError: ERROR 000601: Cannot delete E:\ROW_as_habitat\projects\test.aprx. May be locked by another application. Failed to execute (Delete).
I boiled down the script as far as I could to recreate the problem. When I remove the line with exportToSDDraft, there is no lock on the aprx file and the script completes successfully.
import os import arcpy blank_project_fn = os.path.abspath('config/templates/blank_project.aprx') project_fn = os.path.normpath('E:/ROW_as_habitat/projects/test.aprx') sd_draft_fn = os.path.normpath('E:/ROW_as_habitat/sd_drafts/test.sddraft') connection_file = os.path.normpath('E:/ROW_as_habitat/conn3.ags') layer_fn = os.path.normpath('E:/ROW_as_habitat/org_layer_files/Ameren_Sites.lyrx') def create_project (): # Make a copy of the blank temlate project template_aprx = arcpy.mp.ArcGISProject(blank_project_fn) template_aprx.saveACopy(project_fn) del (template_aprx) # Open the new copy and make changes aprx_obj = arcpy.mp.ArcGISProject(project_fn) m_map = aprx_obj.listMaps() m_map.addLayer(arcpy.mp.LayerFile(layer_fn), "BOTTOM") aprx_obj.save() del (m_map) del (aprx_obj) def create_sd_draft (): aprx_obj = arcpy.mp.ArcGISProject(project_fn) # THIS IS THE FILE THE STAYS LOCKED aprx_map = aprx_obj.listMaps() # Create MapServiceDraft and set service properties service_draft = arcpy.sharing.CreateSharingDraft("STANDALONE_SERVER", "MAP_SERVICE", 'test', aprx_map) service_draft.targetServer = connection_file service_draft.exportToSDDraft(sd_draft_fn) # THIS APPEARS TO LEAVE THE APRX FILE LOCKED del (aprx_map) del (aprx_obj) del (service_draft) def delete_project (): print (str(os.getpid())) if arcpy.Exists(project_fn): arcpy.Delete_management(project_fn) if __name__ == '__main__': delete_project () create_project () create_sd_draft () delete_project () # TEST FAILS HERE WHEN exportToSDDRaft is not commented out
This has been logged as a bug. No word on when and if it will be fixed.
Do you have a bug number that you can share? I'm running up against this same issue.
Sorry but I do not. I requested a bug number a couple of times but got no response so I finally gave up. I'll give it another try and let you know if I get anything.
Don Morrison did you try switching the order of the deletes?
current del (aprx_map) del (aprx_obj) del (service_draft)del (service_draft) del (aprx_map) del (aprx_obj) Just trying to think of what would have a 'grasp' on things in the order that they were created.
I think I tried every combination - although it was quite a while ago when I did this. ESRI acknowledged that there is a bug so I gave up on it.
sadly exportToSDDraft only pops up two unrelated threads on the support site. It would be nice to have a current bug list if it was an acknowledge issue.
The ESRI problem tracking number is BUG-000128820