I am still new to Python and I am stuck on how to allow the user of the tool to set the location of the resulting JPEGs. The script I have so far is below
import_path = r"C:\GIS_DATA\Python_Scripts\python_jpeg_example.mxd" # Path of .mxd
export_path = r"C:\GIS_DATA\Python_Scripts" # Path of output file
field_name = "DIST_NAME" # Name of field used to sort DDP
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(import_path)
for i in range(1, mxd.dataDrivenPages.pageCount + 1):
mxd.dataDrivenPages.currentPageID = i
row = mxd.dataDrivenPages.pageRow
print export_path + "." + row.getValue(field_name) + ".jpg"
arcpy.mapping.ExportToJPEG(mxd, export_path + "." + row.getValue(field_name) + ".jpg")
When adding the tool in I set the export path as a parameter (set to workspace). No mater where it is set it always drops it in c:\GIS_DATA. I thought I could use GetParameterAsText but I want the user to navigate to the folder they want the JPEGs to reside instead of having to type in the location.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.