Hi Britt! At the UC we discussed the difference between layer files and feature classes. Many of the arcpy function calls (like model builder tools!) will not work with feature classes. As a result when calling a command that requires a layer we are forced to first create one from an existing feature class. Am I interpreting this correctly or are there 'other' calls that will accept FC's?
This came up today in a call to
arcpy.Buffer_analysis(FC2_GDB,FC3,"100 yards") where FC2_GDB is a GDB feature class. I get an error input data set is not supported.
Also If I do need to create a layer, are those layers temporary if not can I make them temporary or do I need to delete them later.