Extract info from an mxd file programmatically

Discussion created by ljackson2806 on Apr 5, 2019
Latest reply on Apr 8, 2019 by curtvprice

Hi All, some years ago one of our developers wrote a python script to identify text fields in an mxd file and extract information such as file names and layer names. The script doesn't work with recent versions/releases of ArcGIS. What is the best/official way to extract information from an mxd file programmatically on recent versions? ArcGIS API for Python? Or other API? Thanks