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Automation Option for Data Dictionary in X-Ray Tools

03-28-2018 08:03 AM
Status: Implemented
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My company is in need of creating and maintaining a Data Catalog for all of our data. Using the Export XML Workspace Document and View Data Dictionary within X-Ray is helpful to initially create one, but I would like to see a way to automate the Data Dictionary portion to .html via Python, Model Builder, something.... This way a job can run on a timely basis and update the html file for our viewers rather than a tech/analyst having to recreate it constantly. If it were just desktop users who can view metadata, this would be a moot point, unfortunately our internal web viewers are unable to access the metadata in 3rd party apps. A continuously updated web page users can navigate to will be beneficial.

Status changed to: In Product Plan
Status changed to: Implemented

Thanks for the Idea @MichelleBoivin 

At ArcGIS Pro 3.2 Users can script the Generate Schema Report geoprocessing tool to output an HTML data dictionary of a workspace.

Check our our blog on the topic, as well as the help doc to see how this tool can address these needs!

Generate Schema Report Release Blog

Generate Schema Report Help Doc