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Domain To Table

Summary

Creates a table from an attribute domain.

Usage

  • Creating a table from an attribute domain allows for additional editing of the table. For example, a table could be created from a coded value domain, additional code values could be added to the coded value list, and the Table To Domain tool could be used to update the original domain.

  • You can also manage domains in Domains view which can be opened by clicking the Domains button found in the Design group on the Data ribbon.

Syntax

DomainToTable_management (in_workspace, domain_name, out_table, code_field, description_field, {configuration_keyword})
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_workspace

The workspace containing the attribute domain to be converted to a table.

Workspace
domain_name

The name of the existing attribute domain.

String
out_table

The table to be created.

Table
code_field

The name of the field in the created table that will store code values.

String
description_field

The name of the field in the created table that will store code value descriptions.

String
configuration_keyword
(Optional)

For geodatabase tables, the custom storage keywords for creating the table.

String

Code sample

Domain to Table Example (Python Window)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the DomainToTable function.

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/data"
arcpy.DomainToTable_management("montgomery.gdb", "DistDiam", "diameters", "code", "descript")
Domain to Table Example 2 (Stand-alone Script)

This stand-alone script uses the DomainToTable function as part of a workflow to edit a domain.

# Name: RemoveDomainsExample.py
# Purpose: Update an attribute domain to constrain valid pipe material values

# Import system modules
import arcpy
import os
 
try:
    # Set the workspace (to avoid having to type in the full path to the data every time)
    arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/data"
 
    # set local parameters
    inFeatures = "Montgomery.gdb/Water/DistribMains"
    inField = "MATERIAL"
    dWorkspace = "Montgomery.gdb"
    domName = "Material"
    codedValue =  "ACP: Asbestos concrete"
    codeField = "TYPE"
    fieldDesc= "DESRIPT"
    # Process: Remove the constraint from the material field
    arcpy.RemoveDomainFromField_management(inFeatures, inField)
 
    # Edit the domain values
    # Process: Remove a coded value from the domain
    arcpy.DeleteCodedValueFromDomain_management(dWorkspace, domName, codedValue)
 
    # Process: Create a table from the domain to edit it with ArcMap editing tools
    arcpy.DomainToTable_management(dWorkspace, domname, dWorkspace + os.sep + domname , codeField, fieldDesc)
 
    # Process: Delete the domain
    arcpy.DeleteDomain_management(dWorkspace, domName)
 
    # Edit the domain table outside of geoprocessing
    # and then bring the domain back in with the TableToDomain process
 
except Exception as err:
    print(err.args[0])

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes

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