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Help - exporting data frame (not page layout) to PNG via arcpy

Question asked by leftieant76 on Aug 14, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2013 by rzufelt
Good morning all

I'm trying to pull together some code to export the data view (not the page layout view) to PNG. The issue I'm having is that when I use the df variable in the ExportToPNG function, I am getting an Assertion Error. If I substitute df for "PAGE_LAYOUT" the script runs, but the output is not what I'm looking for.

Any ideas how to solve this?

This is what I've got so far:

import arcpy import os from arcpy import env from time import localtime, strftime  # Set workspace  arcpy.env.workspace = r'd:\gis\aerialtracking\output' ws = arcpy.env.workspace if str(os.path.exists(ws)) == "False":     os.makedirs(ws)  # Set time variable and print output variable  printtime = strftime("%Y%m%d_%H%M", localtime()) print printtime pngname = "mapexport_" + printtime + ".png" print pngname  # Set mxd  mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd)  #Export PNG  arcpy.mapping.ExportToPNG(mxd, pngname, df, df_export_width = 1600, df_export_height = 1200, world_file = True)  #delete variables  del df, ws, printtime, pngname, mxd

Edit: I didn't actually get this above code to run, but I got similar code running thru the Python window in ArcMap.

>>> arcpy.mapping.ExportToPNG(mxd, r'D:\gis\aerialtracking\output\test.png', "PAGE_LAYOUT") >>> arcpy.mapping.ExportToPNG(mxd, r'D:\gis\aerialtracking\output\test.png', df) Runtime error <type 'exceptions.AssertionError'>: