Geoprocess Automation Help

Discussion created by lipsc1sw on Jul 30, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 30, 2012 by csny490
Hi all,

I was tasked with designing a database at work and have used the model builder to help me create a python script to automate the process. The script basically takes four tables from an Access database, imports them into a geodatabase, geocodes one of the tables, and then relates the other three tables to the geocoding result.  In ArcMap's python and model builder, it runs perfectly.  However, when I try to run the script out of arcmap and in Python, it encounters an error saying that they couldn't create the table because there is already a table in the geodatabase with that name.  Basically, it won't overwrite the files outside of ArcMap. 

My hope is that once this is figured out, I can schedule this script to run daily after work hours. This is the first time I've ever tried something like this, so I'm excited to learn and get this working! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Also, I'm on the east coast, so I won't be able to try anything about until I get back to work tomorrow.