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How to remove a specific unique value with arcpy

Question asked by yaron148 on May 11, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2015 by Dan_Patterson

Hi everyone

For disclosure, i asked this question in python - How to remove a specific unique value with arcpy - Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange but didn't get useful answers.

using arcpy, i would like to remove from 50 mxd files, a specific unique value called "residence a" (exist in 3 layers) from the table of content.

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The value of "residence a" is the number  "70"  in the attribute table (in field named "YEUD")

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When i use this code:

import arcpy,os,sys
from arcpy import env

env.workspace = r"C:\Project"
for mxdname in arcpy.ListFiles("*.mxd"):
    mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(r"C:\Project\\" + mxdname)
    df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd, "Layers")[0]
    lyr = arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "*")[0]
    if lyr.symbologyType == "UNIQUE_VALUES":
        vals = lyr.symbology.classLabels
        for v in vals:
            if v == "residence a":
                print mxdname
                print ("1 in layer " +
                arcpy.mapping.RemoveLayer(df, v)   
del mxd

i get en error:

>>> Project -.mxd mig1 1 in layer mig1  Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/Users/yaron.KAYAMOT/Desktop/remove UNIQUE_VALUES in", line 18, in    <module> arcpy.mapping.RemoveLayer(df, v) File "C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.3\ArcPy\arcpy\", line 182, in fn_ return fn(*args, **kw) File "C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.3\ArcPy\arcpy\", line 1845,     in RemoveLayer assert isinstance(remove_layer, Layer) AssertionError >>> 

I search desperately a solution to my problem -thanks