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GetMaxSeverity

Summary

Gets the maximum severity returned from the last executed tool.

Syntax

GetMaxSeverity ()
Return Value
Data TypeExplanation
Integer

The returned severity.

  • 0no errors/warnings raised.
  • 1warning raised.
  • 2error raised.

Code sample

GetMaxSeverity example

Displays a custom message based on maximum severity of the last executed command.

import arcpy

# Set current workspace
arcpy.env.workspace = "c:/data/mydata.gdb"

try:
    arcpy.Clip_analysis("Roads", "County", "Roads_Clip")
except arcpy.ExecuteError:
    pass

severity = arcpy.GetMaxSeverity()

if severity == 2:
    # If the tool returned an error
    print("Error occurred \n{0}".format(arcpy.GetMessages(2)))
elif severity == 1:
    # If the tool returned no errors, but returned a warning
    print("Warning raised \n{0}".format(arcpy.GetMessages(1)))
else:
    # If the tool did not return an error or a warning
    print(arcpy.GetMessages())

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