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import_data Documentation or Code Bug

Question asked by bixb0012 Champion on Jan 15, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 19, 2018 by bixb0012

This question is directed at the ArcGIS API for Python staff participating in GeoNet.


I am trying to determine whether there is a software or code bug with import data - arcgis.gis module — arcgis 1.3.0 documentation.  According to the documentation, import_data works with a Pandas dataframe and can load a Pandas dataframe spatially if address_fields are present.


While helping troubleshoot UnboundLocalError: local variable 'fc_layer_definition' referenced before assignment, I came to find that including "x" and "y" fields in a Pandas dataframe is supported, and that points will be automatically created without adding any additional arguments.  Attempting to generate a spatial dataframe similarly, spf = arcgis.features.SpatialDataFrame.from_df(df), generates an error and says no address fields are present.


So, is import_data supposed to support adding Pandas dataframes with "x" and "y" columns or not?  If yes, where is that documented?