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Labels Still Not Visible after setting lyr.labelClasses[0].showLabels = True

Question asked by jonmulder on Dec 24, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 28, 2013 by jonmulder
Thanks to an earlier reply today, I'm moving along on my script but have encountered another hiccup.

I've set "lyr.showLabels = True".  After looking through some other threads, it looks like I also need to set labelClasses to "showLabels = True".  The script runs with no errors but does not show the labels.  When clicking on layer properties|Labels, it shows that the labelClasses[0].expression DID accept the StateWellNumber field.  But the checkbox for showing labels is not checked.

Is this "par for the course"?  Not a big deal (I can just go in and fill the checkbox), but it would be nice to see the labels come in as the script runs.


Jon Mulder 

LayerFileLocation = "H:\Documents\GIS\HydstraData" LayerName = "WellPoints.lyr" ##Define layer: lyr = arcpy.mapping.Layer(os.path.join(LayerFileLocation,LayerName)) arcpy.AddMessage(lyr) ##Show labels for WellPoints. lyr.supports("LABELCLASSES") lyr.showLabels = True lyr.labelClasses[0].expression =  "StateWellNumber" lyr.labelClasses[0].showLabels = True arcpy.RefreshActiveView()