The Raster Functions Batch Editor allows you to insert, update, or remove functions for multiple selected rasters in a mosaic dataset using a step-by-step wizard. This applies or removes functions at the item level of a mosaic dataset.
Use the Raster Functions Batch Editor
The steps below demonstrate how the Raster Functions Batch Editor wizard is invoked and used to process a mosaic dataset.
- Add the mosaic dataset to a project.
- Select the record or records in the mosaic dataset that you want to edit.
- Use one of the interactive Selection tools on the Data tab.
- Open the attribute table from the footprint layer and select the appropriate rows.
- Use the Select Layer by Attribute or Select Layer by Location geoprocessing tool.
- Right-click the mosaic dataset group layer in the Contents pane and click Selection > Batch Edit Raster Functions.
The Raster Functions Batch Editor wizard opens.
- The first page of the wizard prompts you to choose which operation you want to perform. Choose one of the following three options, and click Next.
- Insert Raster Function(s)—Add one or more functions to a new or existing function chain at a specific location.
- Update Raster Function—Edit the parameters or properties of one or more existing functions in one or more function chains.
- Remove Raster Function—Remove functions from one or more function chains.
- The second page of the wizard allows you to select which function or functions will be edited. Choose a search method (described below) to determine where edits will occur, and click Search to populate the list with the available options.
- Function Name—Lists all functions in each selected raster’s function chain by their name. This is different from the type of function, since functions can be renamed during the creation of templates.
- Function Type—Lists all functions in each selected raster’s function chain by function type, such as geometric. If functions have been renamed but perform the same operation, they are displayed as the same function type.
- Processing Path (Qualified by Function Name)—Returns every possible path to each item in each selected raster’s function chain by name. A function can exist more than once in the same chain, but you may want to insert a new function on top of only one of them. The path in the function chain provides helpful context when distinguishing between multiple occurrences of a function in the chain because the Processing Path list contains every possible path to each function. Consequently, the list can be long since there may be multiple paths to the same function.
- Processing Path (Qualified by Function Type)—Works similarly to Processing Path (Qualified by Function Name) except instead of listing functions by their given name, they are listed by function type. This ignores any renaming that has been done to functions within a chain.
- Thus far, you’ve chosen the operation you want to perform (insert, update, or remove), and the location or locations where you want to perform it. The options on the next page of the wizard will vary depending on the operation you chose on the first page of the wizard.
- If you chose Insert Raster Function(s), the function editor will contain a raster variable when it opens. Build or import the function template you want to insert. The new function template will be inserted on top of the function or functions you selected on the previous page of the wizard.
- If you chose Update Raster Function, the wizard opens the Update Selected Raster Function page where you can update properties, parameters, variables and settings. The General page is where you can change the name, description, and output pixel type of the function. The Parameter page can be used to change function parameter values. The Variables page can be used to change the variable name of parameters. The Update Settings page is used to identify which parameters or settings were changed.
Edit any parameters and settings you want to update, then select Update Settings and ensure that the settings and parameters that were modified are checked on. While you can manually check on additional settings, only the settings that were modified should be checked on. Otherwise, the settings that weren’t changed will be overwritten with default values. When you are finished, click Next.
- If you chose Remove Raster Function, there are no extra steps required if this option is chosen. The wizard will take you directly to the summary page.
- Click Finish to complete the wizard.
The final page of the wizard provides a summary of the edits that were made. It includes the operations that were performed as well as the processing details.