I am trying to perform an eliminate on sub-acre polygons in a feature class. I need to choose 1 surrounding polygon to merge with the subacre poly based on prioritized criteria rules (if statements). I am not sure this is possible without creating feature classes for each subacre polygon and it's surrounding polygons, performing the eliminate, then appending them all back into a new feature class. Ideas?
The rules would be in order A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Rules example: A would merge with B, B with C and so on but A could be surrounded by any letter
I have code that selects and re-selects to whittle it down so that only the 2 polygons to be merged remain and it's in a loop but Eliminate wants a feature layer as the input, not 2 polygons.