Changing data source of layer in ArcGIS Pro Project using ArcPy

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12-21-2021 02:54 PM
KevinCheriyan
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I have an ArcGIS Pro Project containing layers that have shapefiles as sources. I wrote a script using ArcPy to convert this data to File Geodatabases. Everything works fine here without any issues. 

The next step I want to take is replace the data sources of the same layers that I exported, so that they will be referencing the new file location in the File GDB. The best (and only?) way to replace the data source and dataset name is to use Layer.replaceDataSource . But when I use this Layer method, I get this error: 

 

AttributeError: 'Layer' object has no attribute 'replaceDataSource'

 

This is because replaceDataSource is a method found only in arcpy.mapping's Layer class. In other words, I'd need to use an ArcMap map document to utilize this method, instead of Pro. Is there a way to do this using arcpy.mp library? Are there any other ways to achieve what I'm trying to do in ArcGIS Pro with ArcPy?

Thank you for the help!


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DanPatterson
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apparently not right enough


... sort of retired...
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