ERROR Only polygon shapefiles allowed

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04-07-2018 02:04 AM
Simeon_FranzWetzel
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I use a python script tool in ArcMap which has two input parameters. The tool only allows to use shapefiles as input. My problem is, that the data I use is organized in feature classes within a geodatabase. Is there a possibility to change the code so that the tool works either with shapefiles and also with (polygon) feature classes? I thought, maybe if the tool recognizes that the input data is a feature class it can automatically convert it like with FeatureClassToShapefile_conversion.

Thanks in advance.

python arcpy‌ arcmap 10.6‌ tool parameters‌ #parameter invalid

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JoshuaBixby
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Although there are some, there are very few Esri geoprocessing tools that only accept shape files and not feature classes.  What geoprocessing tools is the Python script tool using?

Simeon_FranzWetzel
New Contributor

Im not sure because there are a great deal of geoprocessing tools implemented into my tool. May I ask which tools you know that do not take shapefiles?

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DanPatterson_Retired
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or... Copy Features and save it as a shapefile

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Simeon_FranzWetzel
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that works, but it is not very convenient for a big amount of data

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DanPatterson_Retired
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perhaps, but that only leaves you the option of writing your own implementation

RandyBurton
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Can you share more information about the script tool? Or even the tool itself?

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