I am trying to convert a Model Builder script into a Windows Scheduled Task. I have broken it into multiple scripts, and then call each script successively from a BAT file.
Each script runs the arcpy.TiledLabelsToAnnotation_cartography tool for a specific scale. It basically creates annotation feature classes.
The first and last map scales run, but the other scales do not run. There are also no error messages in my log files (that should write within the except clause). I initially tried running this as a single script, but it would stop during the second scale (without any messages).
It almost seems like Python is crashing for some reason. From my log file, it takes about 2 hours for the first scale, and about an hour for the last scale.
Does anybody have any ideas as to what may be happening? I can share the scripts, if needed.
perhaps you could post your code up. It would be nice to capture the error if there is one in your try/except block. (See https://community.esri.com/t5/community-help-documents/how-to-write-a-good-question-that-will-genera... on how to post your python code)
Might be that the gdb/files are locked and by the last run it is finally removed from the first script getting done.
You can also start the scripts directly from Task scheduler without going through the bat file to start them. In the actions tab you can set it to your script and it will execute the script using the default application to you have set for opening .py files (mine is set to python.exe). Each script can have its own task in scheduler and you can offset the script start times by a minute or so, giving time for the gdb locks to be removed from the previous script running. You can also see the history of the task in the history tab of task scheduler. I think tasks scheduler's error messages get logged to the stdout so they might be in the event viewer> windows logs, but I agree with Joe- seeing some code and using the try/catch would be easier/helpful to see what is happening.
Might be that you are first declaring your log_message in the try block and its not able to get it in the exception blocks. Try moving it above the try, along with any other variable that you want to use within exceptions.
# Import arcpy module import arcpy, time, datetime, sys # variable to store messages for log file. Messages written in finally statement at end of script log_message = '' try: # Time stamp variables current_time = datetime.datetime.now()
When I first discovered the issue the first time I ran the entire script as a scheduled task, I found the following information. I've found Windows Task Scheduler error messages to be cryptic.
In brief, when the detached job crashes, Windows tells the scheduler that the detached process completed with error code 3221225477. The scheduler simply writes "finish" message to the log indicating that the job didn't end with standard exit code 0.
Are you running the scheduled task on a pc or some sort of server? I've never been able to get Task Scheduler to work on a PC; for me the code was bullet proof but the failure is in task schedular.
Looking at one of your scripts, everybody has their own style of doing things. I would run it as one script and make each of the individual scripts a def() that is called by main(). I don't see anything wrong with your code per se. Below is what we use as a basic template for our python scripts. Each geoprocessing def() has only one except to one try. We print to the log file no matter what happens, success or failure.
#TEMPLATE to send error emails automatically #TEMPLATE to insure correct error trapping automatically #SEE END OF SCRIPT FOR STARTING POINT CODE # <<<<<<<<< CONFIG SETTINGS TO BE ENTERED BY TEMPLATE USER # sample imports import arcpy import sys import os import smtplib # sample script level variables/paths <<<<<<<<<<<HERE samplePath = r"\\somePath\arcgisresources\common\geocode\backupLoc" samplePath2 = r"\\somePath\arcgisresources\common\geocode" # sample init HERE arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True def sendEmail(errMessage): # if errors send email from_addr = "firstname.lastname@example.org" to_addr = ["IS-GISDL@Something.org", "customerEmail@SOmething.org"] # <<<<< ENTER CUSTOMER EMAIL HERE subject = "Errors: ERROR DESCRIPTION HERE" # <<<<<<< ERROR DESC HERE msg_text = errMessage msg = "From: %s\nTo: %s\nSubject: %s\n\n%s" % (from_addr, to_addr, subject, msg_text) server = "SomeEmailServer.org" server = smtplib.SMTP(server) server.sendmail(from_addr, to_addr, msg) server.quit() # FUNCTIONS HERE def functionName(parameter1, parameter2, etc): try: #<<<<<<<<LOGIC HERE print "Success: DESCRIPTION HERE will display in log file" except Exception as err: print err sendEmail(err) # MAIN FUNCTION HERE def main(): # start log file HERE logFile = r"E:\scripts\locators_recreate_publish\logs\locators recreate publish.log" #<<<<<<<<<< INSERT LOG FILE PATH HERE logoutput = open(logFile,'w') beginTime = time.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S') logoutput.write("Began at # " + beginTime + "\n") sys.stdout = logoutput #<<<< POINTS ERROR MESSAGES TO BE RECORDED IN LOG FILE, NOT TO THE PYTHON DEBUG SCREEN # paths variables <<<<<<<<<<<<HERE samplePathFOR_DEF_MAIN = r"\\somePath\arcgisresources\common\geocode\backupLoc" samplePath2FOR_DEF_MAIN = r"\\somePath\arcgisresources\common\geocode" # SCRIPT LOGIC <<<<<<<<<<<HERE functionName(parameter1, parameter2, etc) functionName(parameter1, parameter2, etc) # close log file HERE logoutput.write("Ended at # " + time.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S') + "\n") logoutput.close() ###end def main # script start HERE, points python.exe etc to use the def main as a starting point if __name__ == '__main__': #if def main exists, call it main() #calls def main