How can I remove WMS layers from mxds using arcpy ?

Discussion created by samfranklinUK on Oct 21, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 1, 2011 by jbarrette-esristaff
Hi - I'm trying to remove WMS layers from an mxd using arcpy. I can successfully remove "MapServer" type services using the below code, but not WMS?

Any ideas? Is arcpy.mapping.RemoveLayer the best approach ? I have hundreds of mxds to crawl through and want to remove WMS layers from them.

Here's my mxd with two different WMS layers in for reference: here

import arcpy, os

inFName = "wms.mxd"
outFName = "wms_removed.mxd"
pth = r"c:\temp"
inFULLPTH = os.path.join(pth,inFName)
outFULLPTH = os.path.join(pth,outFName)
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(inFULLPTH)

for df in arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd):
    LyrList = arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "", df)
    print LyrList

    for lyr in LyrList:
        if lyr.supports("SERVICEPROPERTIES"):
            if lyr.serviceProperties["ServiceType"] == "WMS":
                print "Removing: " + + ": " + lyr.serviceProperties["ServiceType"]
                arcpy.mapping.RemoveLayer(df, lyr)

del mxd