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Delete Mosaic Dataset

Summary

Deletes a mosaic dataset, its overviews, and its item cache from disk.

Usage

  • This tool is used to delete a mosaic dataset in its entirety, including any of the tables within the database and, optionally, any overviews or caches created with it.

  • You may not want to delete the overviews or cache when these are used in other mosaic datasets. The cache is usually created when LAS data, LAS datasets, or terrains are used in the mosaic dataset.

Syntax

DeleteMosaicDataset_management (in_mosaic_dataset, {delete_overview_images}, {delete_item_cache})
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_mosaic_dataset

The mosaic dataset that you want to delete.

Mosaic Layer
delete_overview_images
(Optional)

Delete all overviews associated with the mosaic dataset.

  • DELETE_OVERVIEW_IMAGESDelete the overviews associated with the mosaic dataset. This is the default.
  • NO_DELETE_OVERVIEW_IMAGESDo not delete the overviews.
Boolean
delete_item_cache
(Optional)

Delete the item cache associated with the mosaic dataset.

  • DELETE_ITEM_CACHEDelete the item cache associated with the mosaic dataset. This is the default.
  • NO_DELETE_ITEM_CACHEDo not delete the item cache.
Boolean

Code sample

DeleteMosaicDataset example 1 (Python window)

This is a Python sample for the DeleteMosaicDataset tool.

import arcpy
arcpy.DeleteMosaicDataset_management(
     "C:/Workspace/fileGDB.gdb/md2delete",
     "DELETE_OVERVIEW_IMAGES", "NO_DELETE_ITEM_CACHE")
DeleteMosaicDataset example 2 (stand-alone script)

This is a Python script sample for the DeleteMosaicDataset tool.

#Delete mosaic dataset including the overview images

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/Workspace"

mosaicds = "fileGDB.gdb/md2delete"
delOvr = "DELETE_OVERVIEW_IMAGES"
delCache = "NO_DELETE_ITEM_CACHE"

    
arcpy.DeleteMosaicDataset_management(mosaicds, delOvr, delCache)

Environments

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: No
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes