Join multiple tables derived from multiple raster datasets

04-10-2023 05:20 PM
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New Contributor II

Hi all, I have multiple raster files (Daily data). All of them have a field "Area".

Now, I want to retrieve the sum of area of each daya (which I obviously can do using statistics).

But, I'm having to manually enter each day's data which is quite tedious for 20 years.

I want to save sum of area filed per day - for the entire year. The file names have got the information about day/month/year.  Is there an easy way out I can add a filed that has name of the file, then join all these tables into one and export it and use for further analysis?


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You can use a little Python.

raster_folder = "C:/data/rasters"
output_folder = ""
output_name = "AreaSumByDay"

# create the output table
table =, output_name), "Day", "TEXT"), "SumArea", "FLOAT")

# start inserting values
with arcpy.da.InsertCursor(table, ["Day", "SumArea"]) as cursor:
    # loop over the rasters in the folder
    arcpy.env.workspace = raster_folder
    for raster in arcpy.ListRasters():
        # get the day from the raster name
        # for example, if your file names look like this: "bla_bla_date.tif"
        # you could do it like this:
        name = raster.split(".")[0]
        day = name.split("_")[-1]
        # get the sum of the area field
        raster_obj = arcpy.Raster(raster_folder + "/" + raster)
        sum_area = arcpy.RasterToNumPyArray(raster_obj).sum()
        # write into the table
        cursor.insertRow([day, sum_area])

Have a great day!
New Contributor II

Dear Johannes Linder, thank you so much for getting back.

I have tested this multiple ways, but seems like the table is generated, but empty.

I get the following system error, also the table is created with the name area_sum_of_day, yet looks empty  (like the second screenshot).



My file names are in style: asi-s3125-20030928-v5.4.tif or asi-AMSR2-s3125-20130101-v5.4.tif.

I want to split it around 10th character "asi-s3125-" in the first case and use 7 characters from there for the filename. Can you please provide me what is going wrong, it would save lots of time as there's heaps of data, and I have been spending a lot of time understanding these already.


Any help would be highly appreciated and greatly obliged 




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