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invalid syntax:  MakeFeatureLayer_management

Question asked by dosbourne on May 17, 2013
Latest reply on May 19, 2013 by curtvprice
Have both the streams and schools layers in my active arcmap session.  I am using arcmap's Python window to run this script in a python tutorial that finds schools within a specified distance from streams.  Here's the code, error is on line 9:

import arcpy
>>> arcpy.env.workspace = "c:/GIS/Python/data/TravisCounty"
>>> try:
...     streams = "Streams.shp"
...     streamBuffer = "StreamsBuffer.shp"
...     distance = "2640 Feet"
...     schools2mile = "Schools.shp"
...     arcpy.Buffer_analysis(streams,streamBuffer,distance,'FULL','ROUND','ALL')
...     arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(schools2mile,'Schools2Mile_lyr')
...     arcpy.SelectLayerByLocation_management('Schools2Mile_lyr','intersect',streamBuffer)
...     except:
...         print 'Error'
...        
Parsing error SyntaxError: invalid syntax (line 9)

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