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How can I start a script or model on the condition that a previous step has completed normally.

Question asked by huffmanp on Mar 9, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 12, 2015 by huffmanp

I was processing some big rasters from Lidar data last week.  There were five basic steps I wanted to complete: 1. Terrain to raster 2. Fill. 3. Flow Direction, 4. Flow Accumulation, 5. A Con to select the higher values of the Flow Accumulation to get to stream lines.    While step 2 was running, I started thinking "Hey, this is going to take a while.  I could put steps 3,4, and 5 in a script or model, and get them ready to run unattended once this Fill completes."  But the Fill was still running when I went home.  This got me wishing that I could launch the script running the remaining steps, but make the script wait until the Fill completed.  Like I used to do in Unix environments.


I installed the wmi module for python, 

but when I ran it, my process list was empty.  They say it runs the same for Windows 7 64 like I am running, but I didn't figure this out.


I took a look at wmic

. I could get a list of my processes at cmd,  so it will work in python,  but I didn't figure out a way recognize my Fill process or a way to test for the absence of my Fill process.  I suppose the way to do it is to have the script run in circles until the process is not found, then let the script continue, like I did once with Unix shell scripts. Does anyone have an example of how to do this in Windows.