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ListDataStoreItems

Summary

Returns a list of the folders or databases registered with an ArcGIS Server site.

Syntax

ListDataStoreItems (connection_file, datastore_type)
ParameterExplanationData Type
connection_file

An ArcGIS Server connection file (.ags) for the server whose registered databases or folders you want to list.

String
datastore_type

The type of data that you want to list.

  • DATABASEEnterprise databases registered with the server will be listed.
  • FOLDERFile-based data sources registered with the server will be listed.
String
Return Value
Data TypeExplanation
String

Returns the registered folders or databases as a list of lists of strings in the format [store_name, server_data, publisher_data, type].

  • store_name—The alias of the folder or database as it is registered with the ArcGIS Server site.
  • server_data—When listing folders, the path to the folder as seen by the server. When listing databases, the connection properties as seen by the server.
  • publisher_data—When listing folders, the path to the folder as seen by the publisher's machine. When listing databases, the connection properties as seen by the publisher's machine.
  • type—If the publisher's machine and the server read the data out of the same physical location, this is shared. If the publisher and server read the data out of different physical locations, this is replicated. If the data location is registered as ArcGIS Server's Managed Database, this is managed.

Code sample

ListDataStoreItems example

Prints all folders registered with the ArcGIS Server site.

import arcpy

print("Registered FOLDER items are:")

for item in arcpy.ListDataStoreItems("GIS Servers/MyConnection.ags", "FOLDER"):
    print("Name: {}".format(item[0]))
    print("Server's path: {}".format(item[1]))
    print("Publisher's path: {}".format(item[2]))
    if item[3] == "managed":
        print("This is ArcGIS Server's Managed Database")

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