The geoprocessing tools you run are logged and saved with your project. You can view detailed information about each tool that was run and reopen them with the same settings you previously used. The geoprocessing history will help you be more productive and allow you to better understand the processes that created the layers in your map.
When you run any geoprocessing tool, an entry is added to Geoprocessing History in the Catalog pane.
The geoprocessing history entry maintains detailed information about the tool, such as
- The inputs, outputs, and other parameter settings
- When the tool was run, when tool execution finished, and how long it took to execute
- If the tool completed successfully or failed
- Any information, warning, or error messages
- Hyperlinks to output reports or files, such as PDF or HTML documents, which will open in your default system application
If you open the project at a later time to continue your work, all of your geoprocessing history will be available for review. You can easily reopen and run any of the tools in the history by double-clicking the entry. If you do not want the geoprocessing history maintained with a project, you can remove it. To remove individual history entries, right-click an entry and select Remove. To clear all of the geoprocessing history or entries with errors, right-click the Geoprocessing History node and select Clear History or Remove Items With Errors.
Automate your geoprocessing work
You can use the geoprocessing tools you run inside ArcGIS Pro from the Geoprocessing pane as a starting point to automate your geoprocessing work in Python and ModelBuilder. This is accomplished through the geoprocessing history.
- Right-click any geoprocessing history entry and select Copy Python command to copy the geoprocessing tool command with all parameter settings as a Python snippet which can be inserted into a script or the Python window.
- Drag and drop any geoprocessing history entry into ModelBuilder, and the tool and all parameter settings will be copied into the model.
Share your analysis
Geoprocessing history plays an integral role when sharing your analysis as either a geoprocessing package or a web tool. Any analysis you wish to share must first have been run successfully and logged in your geoprocessing history.