Python Toolbox Metadata Tool

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07-26-2021 12:50 PM
CodyScott
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TLDR: write metadata information in your python toolbox in markdown and generate XML from it.

GitHub - PYT-Metadata

Good day,

Wanted to share a helpful tool I’ve created for python toolbox metadata. The goal is to store the entire structure of a project as self contained as possible, including the metadata.

This led to me coming up with a tool to store and generate the metadata from a combination of arcpy Parameters and a custom dictionary, written as markdown strings in python.

A nice side benefit is it lets you incorporate HTML elements not supported by default, such as code blocks.

Hopefully someone else finds it as useful as I have!

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