I'm trying to set the historical version of a layer using ChangeVersion_management, but it's not working in Desktop (10.2.1, 10.5.1). When I export the layer to a new feature class, I'm getting the current features rather than the historical ones. What am I doing wrong?
dtHistorical = datetime.date(2016, 12, 29) iYear = dtHistorical.year sLeakSurveyName = "LeakSurvey" + str(iYear) arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(sConnectionFile + "/LeakSurvey", "LyrLeakSurvey") sDate = dtHistorical.strftime("%m/%d/%Y") arcpy.ChangeVersion_management("LyrLeakSurvey", "HISTORICAL", "", sDate) arcpy.CopyFeatures_management("LyrLeakSurvey", sLeakSurveyName)
However, the code DOES work in Pro 2.0.1!
Perhaps it's a date formatting issue?
Looks like it is a bug.
NIM087927: ChangeVersion_management() in the Python window igno..
And since it is has been since 2013, it will probably remain a bug.
It looks to my like arcpy doesn't like any historical versions.