Python Performance Vs Model or Manually

Discussion created by tlscott on Nov 26, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2015 by rosewl
Hi  I'm new to ARCGIS and Python and I've written several python scripts to automate some of the regular nightly data extraction.    This very simply script takes 2-3 hours to run when I can manually accomplish the same task in 2-3 minutes or in a model I built in 12 minutes.

I am simply trying to open a text file and save it as a Shape file.  the text file has Civic Address coordinates in it.     I created a model and it ran in 12 minutes so I exported it to a python script so I could schedule the task.    It now takes 2-3 hours to run.

Here's the code.   any ideas why it is taking this long.   I compared it in a 32 bit and 64 bit environment.

[INDENT][INDENT]import arcpy
from arcpy import env

##   create Ca_Points.

arcpy.env.overwriteOutput= True

env.workspace = "c:\\geolinc"

env.workspace = "n:\\tel_update"

arcpy.MakeXYEventLayer_management("master_ca.txt", "X_COORD", "Y_COORD", "ca_points","",)
arcpy.FeatureClassToShapefile_conversion(["ca_points"], "c:\\geolinc")[/INDENT][/INDENT]