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trying to change text with ListLayoutElements,

Question asked by pgillard on Jan 19, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 19, 2017 by iamurray

it only works searcing with actual string. can't find the text when i use  * . changing date and path strings, so they're not all the same.



for dA in arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements(mxd, "TEXT_ELEMENT"):
     if dA.text == 'DATE: 10/10/2011': 
         dA.text = 'Date: <dyn type="date" format=""/>'  THIS WORKS


for fp in arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements(mxd, "TEXT_ELEMENT"):
        if fp.text == 'FILE: *': 
        fp.text = 'Document Path: <dyn type="document" property="path"/>' THIS DOESN'T WORK


Thanks in advance for any ideas.