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Renaming multiple Featureclasses

Question asked by rod.cos on Mar 29, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2020 by MattDBealGIS

I need to create a python script that would rename all the feature classes within multiple featuredatasets in a gdb (the gdb is in ArcSDE if that makes any difference). The feature classes are in a set format and I need to change the prefix and part of the suffix.

For example: 

from "road_1234567ns" to "RD_1234567_NS12_13"

where 1234567 is the string that I need to keep (and is unique to each feature class) and prefix of "Road" is a constant that I need to replace with "RD_". Suffix is constant as well, "ns" replaced with "_NS12_13"

The renamed classes will be separated by an underscore

I am just starting out with python and eager to learn more, if anyone has any helpful insights, that would be greatly appreciated. I am using ArcGIS 10.1

Thank you!