Automating an Export of a Report

Discussion created by buehlerd on Mar 10, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 10, 2016 by buehlerd

The goal is run a report via python script periodically via a scheduled task. If there is a better method for scheduling I am all ears, but the crux of my issue is getting the python script to run outside of ArcMap.  It runs fine within ArcMap, but as a standalone script it throws errors.  Below is my code and an image of what errors it giving me.  Any help is much appreciated.


import arcpy
import sys  
import traceback  
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(r"C:\ESRITest\NewGeoReportingSystem\GeoReportingGC.mxd")
  df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd)[0]
  for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd,"",df):
  if lyr.name == "Concerns":
except arcpy.ExecuteError:   
    # Get the tool error messages   
    msgs = arcpy.GetMessages(2)   

    # Return tool error messages for use with a script tool   

    # Print tool error messages for use in Python/PythonWin   
    print msgs  

    # Get the traceback object  
    tb = sys.exc_info()[2]  
    tbinfo = traceback.format_tb(tb)[0]  

    # Concatenate information together concerning the error into a message string  
    pymsg = "PYTHON ERRORS:\nTraceback info:\n" + tbinfo + "\nError Info:\n" + str(sys.exc_info()[1])  
    msgs = "ArcPy ERRORS:\n" + arcpy.GetMessages(2) + "\n"  

    # Return python error messages for use in script tool or Python Window  

    # Print Python error messages for use in Python / Python Window  
    print pymsg + "\n"  
    print msgs  
    del mxd