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Uses the geometry of a selected point in one layer to insert new points with selected attributes from a different layer.
@author Cindy Jayakumar
@date 31/01/2017
- Inserts a new point with the selected geometry in to_lyr
- Adds attributes to that point from from_lyr
- Updates the record in from_lyr
Uses selected features
For the python window in ArcMap
import arcpy
from_lyr = r'C:\Some\Arb\Folder\work.gdb\tbl_test'
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")
out_lyr = arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "lyr")[0]
- Select the single point in to_lyr that will have its geometry duplicated
- Select the rows in from_lyr that you want to be inserted into to_lyr
def duplicateAssets(to_lyr):
# Matching point is selected in to_lyr
geom = [geo[0] for geo in arcpy.da.SearchCursor(to_lyr, "SHAPE@")][0]
# Create insert cursor on same layer
inscursor = arcpy.da.InsertCursor(to_lyr, ("SHAPE@", "Unique_ID"))
with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor(from_lyr, ("Unique_ID", "Matched")) as cursor:
for row in cursor:
# Build the new point to be inserted
point = [geom, row[0]]
print("Inserted " +str(int(row[0])))
# Update the record with the name of the layer the point was inserted into
row[1] = to_lyr.datasetName
del inscursor
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