dmsteffe89

Can a Python script change map title to value from selected field?

Discussion created by dmsteffe89 on Jan 23, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2012 by rafaelr
I have a relatively simple procedure that I want to accomplish using python.  I am automating production of a standard series of maps showing the same location but different data.  When writing a script to produce a USGS quad map of a property location, I would like the map title to change depending on the grid that the property falls within.  My logic here has been to perform a select by location and use the selected "Name" attribute to become the map title.  Can a selected attribute become a text element?

So far, I have written the selection criteria but I do not know where to go from here.

arcpy.SelectLayerByLocation_management("Quad\USGS Quad Boundaries","CONTAINS","lyrFile5","","NEW_SELECTION")


This procedure seems so simple but I have not been able to find a solution. Any help or insight on this matter is appreciated.

Outcomes