Automating Metadata Importing in Python

Discussion created by hallle87 on Oct 18, 2013
I am trying to automate importing metadata in Arc Catalog. I want to run this script to use a template for each feature class within a geodatabase.

The error I get in my script is ERROR 000816: The tool is not valid.

I am not quite sure where I have went wrong in this. Here is my code:

import arcpy
#imports the python library into the Arc systems

arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\Users\hallle\Documents\Lin_Metadata\Metadata.gdb"
#sets the workspace that will be used for the script

#imports the metadata template into the desired file

cname = open("C:\Users\hallle\Documents\Lin_Metadata\classnames.txt",'r')
n = 0

for line in cname:
   print line
   print 'The name of the file is ' (r)
   n = n + 1

print 'Done'

Also, the two commented lines of code with an import metadata conversion was just there for debugging.