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Scripting new function with MultipleRingBuffer -  ERROR 000732: Input Features: Dataset GPL0 does not exist or is not supported

Question asked by iboates on Feb 10, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 10, 2017 by iamurray

I am writing an arcpy script that at one point uses MultipleRIngBuffer, and then modifies the attribute table of the features that are created.  I have created a GUI for the tool as a script in a toolbox.  The first parameter is the input feature class, which will be buffered and have its attribute table modified.  It is of "Feature Layer" type.

 

If I use the table of contents entry for the feature class which I wish to buffer, I get this error:

 

ERROR 000732: Input Features: Dataset GPL0 does not exist or is not supported

 

However, if I use the direct path to the feature class (i.e. through ArcCatalog), it works.

 

I am hoping to resolve this somehow because I want users to be able to drag and drop TOC entries into the GUI like they can with any other tool.

 

Thanks.

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