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RepresentationClass properties

Summary

The Describe function returns the following properties for Representation Classes. Dataset Properties are also supported.

Describe properties for Representation Classes can be obtained from either the GDBFeatureClass.representations property or the DescribeObject.children property of a GDB FeatureClass.

A Representation Class returns a dataType of "RepresentationClass".

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
overrideFieldName
(Read Only)

The name of the Override field.

String
requireShapeOverride
(Read Only)

Indicates if a shape override is required for feature representations.

Boolean
ruleIDFieldName
(Read Only)

The name of the RuleID field.

String

Code sample

RepresentationClass properties example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script displays properties for all the representation classes in a feature class.

import arcpy

# Create a Describe object
#
desc = arcpy.Describe("C:/data/moad.gdb/Water_Bodies")

# Print RepresentationClass properties for each representation 
#   in the feature class.
#
for child in desc.representations:
    if child.datasetType == "RepresentationClass":
        print(child.name)
        print("\t%-25s %s" % ("Override field name:", child.overrideFieldName))
        print("\t%-25s %s" % ("Shape override required:", child.requireShapeOverride))
        print("\t%-25s %s" % ("RuleID field name:", child.ruleIDFieldName))