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Open shp with python

Question asked by lumart01 on Apr 6, 2017
Latest reply on Apr 6, 2017 by bixb0012

Hello all, I am trying  to create a python´s script to take a shapefile and open it on ArcMap .


This is my code :


import os,string,arcpy
os.system('ArcMap.exe C:\Users\Administrator.DBGS.000\Desktop\shap.mxd')


But this code only opens arcmap with shap.mxd and nothing more , however if  I open arcmap and copy the three last lines of my script in arcmap´s python window , it works and open the shape and show the layer.


Why it is working in arcmap´s python window but not with an external python script??

Any idea to open a shapefile automatically with code ??


Thanks a lot in advance¡