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Python: Output Dataset or Feature Class is same as input Input Dataset

Question asked by shakespace on Jun 30, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2015 by jskinner-esristaff

I want to project certain vectors in my folder so I wrote the following code. It gives me error message:

  File "F:/soil/python/code-project", line 34, in <module>

    arcpy.Project_management(infc, outfc, outCS)

  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\arcpy\arcpy\management.py", line 8221, in Project

    raise e

ExecuteError: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid.

ERROR 000670: output Output Dataset or Feature Class is same as input Input Dataset or Feature Class

Failed to execute (Project).

I'm pretty sure my input and output workspace is not the same. Here's the code:

import arcpy
import os


arcpy.env.workspace = "F:/soil/python"
arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True
outWorkspace = "D:/soil/project"
feature_classes = []
outCS = arcpy.SpatialReference()
outCS.factoryCode = 3174
outCS.create()


walk = arcpy.da.Walk(arcpy.env.workspace, datatype="FeatureClass", type="Polygon")


for dirpath, dirnames, filenames in walk:
        if "Subbasin" in filenames:
            filenames.remove('Subbasin')
        for filename in filenames:
            feature_classes.append(os.path.join(dirpath, filename))
            
print feature_classes


           
for infc in feature_classes:
    dsc = arcpy.Describe(infc)


    if dsc.spatialReference.Name == "Unknown":
        print('skipped this fc due to undefined coordinate system: ' + infc)
        
    else:
        # Determine the new output feature class path and name
        outfc = os.path.join(outWorkspace, infc)


        # project data
        arcpy.Project_management(infc, outfc, outCS)

Thanks for any help!!!

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