I am using the arcpy.Delete_management() function to delete a feature class in an SDE environment, but this tool keeps creating a layer with the same name except with "_H" at the end. Does anyone know of a workaround for this?
My guess, archiving is enabled on these features classes. I don't work with archiving much, but I believe when someone deletes a feature class that is archived, the archive of the feature classes gets promoted to a full-fledged feature class with the "_H" suffix.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Thanks man! Yeah that's exactly what happens. When I disable archiving before the delete method is run, the issue is resolved.
Do you have an workspace environment set (arcpy.env.workspace)?
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