Implement arcpy.da.Describe in ArcMap

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07-13-2017 02:57 PM
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curtvprice
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Just learned about this at UC today:

Describe—Data Access module | ArcGIS Desktop  (Pro) is really awesome. Great work arcpy team!

ArcMap is not going away and we want it there too. Please up-vote Python‌ friends!

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DanPatterson_Retired

What were the python (etcetera) dependencies? 3.5/6? if anything..

If so that would pretty well kill backporting

JoshuaBixby

The new DA Describe seems to just use a Dict, nothing unique to 3.5+.  I think the ArcPy DA team, like most Desktop teams at Esri, is wanting to look forward and not back, i.e., I think it is more about desire than technical limitations.

DanPatterson_Retired

Speed perhaps, but order won't come until 3.6 I suppose

a = dict(one=1, two=2, three=3)     # ---- python 3.5.3
a
Out[2]: {'one': 1, 'three': 3, 'two': 2}

#
a = dict(one=1, two=2, three=3) # ---- python 3.6.1
a
{'one': 1, 'two': 2, 'three': 3}