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arcpy.mapping.MapDocument('CURRENT') error in Debug only

Question asked by bdridaho on May 19, 2015
Latest reply on May 23, 2015 by bdridaho

When attempting the command from ArcMap in Debug mode:

mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument('CURRENT')
I now receive the error: "Object: CreateObject cannot open map document"

However, when I "run" the script in ArcMap, the error does NOT occur. Why would this be the case? This makes debugging impossible...

Yes, I have "Always Run in foreground" checked (and even disabled all background processing as a test as well).


Any suggestions?

running ArcGis Desptop Advanced 10.2.2 and using PyScripter IDE


Bill D. Richards

North IDaho College

Dept of Geography/Geology