How to add my own help (html) link to custom geoprocessing tool in ArcGIS Pro?

03-27-2020 02:45 PM
New Contributor II

I am trying to add html file link to the custom geoprocessing tool developed using Python, I could not find the documentation on how to link external html help file to tool in ArcGIS Pro.

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New Contributor II

Thank you Rickey for your reply.

Actually I am working on Python toolbox tool. Here are the steps I followed:

1. Created Python toolbox in ArcGIS Pro. ie, Toolboxes -> New Python Toolbox

2 Added one tool to the toolbox

3. Open the tool and tried to open help for this tool.

Tool help

When I click on the help icon shown in the image, it opens from the xml file from the toolbox location.

But I want to open the help file from the website (as ESRI system tool help).

Can anyone guide me how to link html file to help icon on the geoprocessing tool interface.


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1... pick the tool

2...  figure out what type of hyperlink and where you want to put it.  It can be in the Summary or...

3... one of the tool parameters.

In the above example (3), delta X is a required parameter for my tool's help specified in the metadata.  I just put a link to the Pro help files as a demo... You get the cute little formatting toolbar as shown in (1) and (2) above.  You can mess with fonts and the like if you have more time on your hands.

New Contributor II

Thanks Dan. This is very helpful..

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