Is automated ArcPad project check out possible?

09-20-2011 03:35 AM
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My current environment is ArcGIS 9.3.1 SP1, ArcPad 10.0.2, and python 2.5.

My test ArcPad project is from a new, clean mxd that has one shapefile attached to it with one feature in it which has 5 fields (FID, Shape*, OBJECTID, THENAMEE, and SHAPE_Leng).  The mxd and shapefile is stored locally at c:\temp (simple path)

I use the ArcPad Data Manager Configure Project for Geoprocessing tool (i've tried all the various settings) and set it to output to c:\temp\out.

I create a Model and drag the Process ArcPad Project tool to it.  I direct the tool to use the test mxd.  I can run it and validate it multiple times with no errors.  The output is good.

I export the model to python script:
import sys, string, os, arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create(9.3)   # i have added the 9.3 but have tried it empty as well
gp.AddToolbox("C:/Program Files/ArcGIS/ArcToolbox/Toolboxes/ArcPad Tools.tbx")
The_full_path_to_the_cab_file = ""
TEST_mxd = "C:\\temp\\test.mxd"
gp.ProcessArcPadProject_ArcPad(TEST_mxd, "true")

This script never works:
arcgisscripting.ExecuteError: ERROR 999998: There are no more files.
Failed to execute (ProcessArcPadProject).

Sometimes the output looks complete but sometimes it does not: missing apm or other files.

I can run the model from python with success.  The problem seems limited to the arcgisscripting.ProcessArcPadProject_ArcPad method or my python environment.

Anyone else experience this?
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