wsleavin

Error setting GP Properties in a Python Subprocess

Discussion created by wsleavin on Jun 30, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2011 by nilsrinformi-dk-esridist
So I am using the following code to call another python routine which does some geoprocessing.

def runcmd(cmd, format='s'):
    import subprocess
    proc = subprocess.Popen(cmd, shell=True, stdin=subprocess.PIPE,stdout=subprocess.PIPE,stderr=subprocess.PIPE)
    stdout,stderr=proc.communicate()
    exit_code=proc.wait()
    return exit_code,stdout,stderr

Everything works fine until I launch the primary script from the toolbox.  It appears to me that if I try to set any environment variables (Workspace, Mask, Extent, etc) in the subroutine it throws an error.  The sub looks basically like this...

# Import system modules
import arcgisscripting, time, sys, os

gp = arcgisscripting.create(9.3)
gp.OverwriteOutput = 1
gp.CheckOutExtension("spatial")
try:
#now do some gp stuff

suggestions?

/wJs

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