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Coverage FeatureClass properties

Summary

The Describe function returns the following properties for Coverage Feature Classes. FeatureClass Properties, Table Properties and Dataset Properties are also supported.

A Coverage Feature Class returns a dataType of "CoverageFeatureClass".

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
featureClassType
(Read Only)

The feature class types.

  • Point
  • Arc
  • Polygon
  • Node
  • Tic
  • Annotation
  • Section
  • Route
  • Link
  • Region
  • Label
  • File
String
hasFAT
(Read Only)

True if the coverage feature class has a Feature Attribute Table (FAT) and False if it does not.

Boolean
topology
(Read Only)

Indicates the state of the coverage feature class topology.

  • NotApplicableThe topology is not supported by this feature class.
  • PreliminaryTopology is preliminary.
  • ExistsTopology exists.
  • UnknownTopology status is unknown.
String

Code sample

Coverage FeatureClass properties example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script displays properties for a Coverage FeatureClass.

import arcpy

# Create describe object from a coverage feature class
#
desc = arcpy.Describe("C:/data/tongass1/polygon")

# Print coverage feature class properties
#
print("%-17s %s" % ("featureClassType:", desc.featureClassType))
print("%-17s %s" % ("hasFAT:", desc.hasFAT))
print("%-17s %s" % ("topology:", desc.topology))