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Why can you no longer display disabled Python script parameters in ArcGIS Pro?

Question asked by jgaiot on Oct 27, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2017 by jgaiot



I am testing some rather robust tools created in ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1 in ArcGIS Pro 1.4. One nuisance I have come across is a change in behaviour when working with disabled parameters. In the help, it states the following:


When a parameter is disabled, it will disappear from view on the tool dialog box, and when reenabled, it will reappear. This effect is seen on several system geoprocessing tools such as the Add Field tool where the need for several parameters is dependant on the field type.

You can still manipulate them in the background using the validation tab, however, they are no longer displayed on the form. I want the user to be able to see data outputs from the tool and where they are going to be created before running the tool. I can no longer do this when the parameters are hidden from view. I have attached an image showing the form in Desktop and the equivalent in Pro. As you can see, the read-only parameters outlined in green in Deskstop no longer show up in Pro. Is there a way to get around this? Can this functionality be restored in a future version of Pro? This is a rather advanced way of controlling user entry and data outputs which I would still like the user to still have the ability to see.