Find and Replace Data Source Across Multiple MXDs in a Folder

Discussion created by artesiagis on Jun 5, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2013 by artesiagis
Ok - I'm a beginner trying to figure out how to modify one of the scripts I located. The original script is designed to search a folder with MXDs and print out report off all the MXDs that contain a particular data source. I want to take this one step further - so if the data source is located then I would like to replace it. I tried adding this to the sample code -

lyr.findAndReplaceWorkspacePath("dateSource", "newSource") #TH Testing #TH Testing

The script runs but the change doesn't take place or if it does it isn't saved.
Any help would be great.

# Author:  ESRI
# Date:    July 5, 2010
# Version: ArcGIS 10.0 Final
# Purpose: This script will iterate through each MXD in a folder and report the
#          name of each map document that contains a specific data source.  The
#          script is intended to run from a script tool that requires three
#          input parameters:
#               1) A folder that contains the set of MXDs that will be searched,
#               2) A data source that you want to search for,
#               3) An output text file.
#          The resulting text file will automatically open.

import arcpy, datetime, os


  #Read input parameters from GP dialog
  folderPath = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)
  dataSource = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1)
  output = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(3)
  newSource = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2)

  #Create an output file
  outFile = open(output, "w")

  #Report header
  outFile.write("Data Source Report: \n")
  outFile.write("This report summarizes the names of all map documents within a folder that\n")
  outFile.write("contain a specific data source. \n")
  outFile.write("Folder location: " + folderPath + "\n")
  outFile.write("Date: " + str("%B %d, %Y")) + "\n")

  #Loop through ech MXD file
  mCnt = 0
  for filename in os.listdir(folderPath):
    fullpath = os.path.join(folderPath, filename)
    if os.path.isfile(fullpath):
      if filename.lower().endswith(".mxd"):
        #Reference MXD
        mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(fullpath)
        #Determine if the data source exists within the data frames/map document 
        #If exist then update the datasource - TH Testing 06/05/2013
        sCnt = 0
        for df in arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd):
          layerList = []
          for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "", df):
            if lyr.supports("dataSource"):
              if lyr.dataSource == dataSource:
                lyr.findAndReplaceWorkspacePath("dateSource", "newSource") #TH Testing
       #TH Testing
                mCnt = 1
                sCnt = sCnt + 1
                if sCnt == 1:  #Write the MXD header once
                  outFile.write("---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \n")
                  outFile.write(" MAPDOCUMENT: " + os.path.basename(mxd.filePath) + "\n")
                  outFile.write("---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \n")
                  sCnt = sCnt + 1 
          if len(layerList) > 0: #Write the data frame name once
            outFile.write("\t Data Frame: " + + "\n")
            for lyr in layerList: #Write each layer name
              outFile.write("\t\t Layer: " + lyr + "\n")

        del mxd
  if mCnt == 0:
    outFile.write("---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \n")
    outFile.write("              NO DATA SOURCES FOUND \n")
    outFile.write("---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- \n")

  #Open the resulting text file

  #Delete variable references
  del folderPath, dataSource, output, outFile, fullpath

except Exception, e:
  import traceback
  map(arcpy.AddError, traceback.format_exc().split("\n"))