Attribute Assistant Method for Python Snippet

03-01-2017 12:52 PM
Status: Closed
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--Add a method to invoke pre-written Python code upon creation of a new feature--

Attribute Assistant is an incredible asset, but it doesn't quite do everything.  I've got some Python that I use to do some complex geoprocessing whenever I add a new point feature to a particular layer.  It would be nice of AA could trigger a specified snippet of Python so I don't have to run it in the Python window. 


Please keep an eye on the Attribute Rules functionality coming to a future release of ArcGIS Pro.  My understanding is that these rules will be based on the Arcade language (ArcGIS Arcade | ArcGIS for Developers ) meaning that they can be used across the ArcGIS Platform.


See the ArcGIS Pro Roadmap for a general idea of when we can expect to see Attribute Rules.


While this doesn't directly respond to incorporating a Python method in Attribute Assistant, Attribute Rules will be how Attribute Assistant-like functionality is implemented moving forward.  So you might start getting familiar with Arcade and see what you're able to do once Attribute Rules are in place in a future release of Pro.  The great thing is that because Arcade scripts are portable, your attribute rules can be read and executed not only in a desktop application like ArcGIS Pro, but also in a WebMap through a browser, or in a Mobile Application!


Thanks for the insight! Sounds like that might be a solution anyway.

Status changed to: Closed

In ArcGIS Pro, Attribute Rules fill the role previously requiring Attribute Assistant as @KoryKramer mentioned. These can be modified via Python by using the related Geoprocessing tools in a script, by using data reviewer, or by using the newer Arcade support. If there are specific gaps in implementation for attribute rules that you'd like to see addressed, please log an enhancement request, or create a new idea depending on what you think is currently missing. Thanks!