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Package Result

Summary

Packages one or more geoprocessing results, including all tools and input and output datasets, into a single compressed file (.gpkx).

Usage

  • When a tool is executed, a geoprocessing history item is added to the Geoprocessing History of the Catalog pane. Use this item as input to the Package Result tool. Alternatively, through scripting, a result object is returned from tool execution. This object is also valid input to the tool. The second Python code sample below demonstrates how a result object is created from executing a tool.

  • When Support ArcGIS Runtime is checked (arcgisruntime="RUNTIME" in Python) the geoprocessing package created can be used in the ArcGIS Runtime SDK environment. To support the runtime environment

    • All non-geodatabase data sources will be converted to a file geodatabase.
    • A copy of the tool being package is created in a new toolbox configured for publishing.

    Note:

    ArcGIS Pro 2.1 added the ability to create geoprocessing packages that support ArcGIS Runtime.

  • When Convert data to file geodatabase is checked (convert_data='CONVERT' in Python), the following occurs:

    • Each unique data source will have a file geodatabase created in the consolidated folder or package.
    • Compressed raster and vector formats will be converted to a file geodatabase, and compression will be lost.
    • Enterprise geodatabase data will not be consolidated. To have enterprise geodatabase data converted to a file geodatabase, check Include Enterprise geodatabase data instead of referencing the data.

  • When Convert data to file geodatabase is not checked (convert_data='PRESERVE' in Python), the following occurs:

    • The data source format of the input layers will be preserved when possible.
    • ADRG, CADRG/ECRG, CIB, and RPF raster formats will always convert to file geodatabase rasters. ArcGIS cannot natively write out these formats. They will always be converted to file geodatabase rasters for efficiency.
    • In the output folder structure, file geodatabases will be consolidated into a version-specific folder, and all other formats will be consolidated into the commonData folder.
    • Compressed raster and vector formats will not be clipped, even if an extent is specified in the Extent parameter.

  • For layers that contain a join or participate in a relationship class, all joined or related data sources will be consolidated into the output folder.

  • For feature layers, the Extent parameter is used to select the features that will be consolidated. For raster layers, the Extent parameter is used to clip the raster datasets.

  • Some datasets reference other datasets. For example, you may have a topology dataset that references four feature classes. Other examples of datasets that reference other datasets include Geometric Networks, Networks, and Locators. When consolidating or packaging a layer based on these types of datasets, the participating datasets will also be consolidated or packaged.

  • The Schema only parameter, if checked, will only consolidate or package the schema of the input and output data sources. A schema is the structure or design of a feature class or table that consists of field and table definitions, coordinate system properties, symbology, definition queries, and so on. Data or records will not be consolidated or packaged.

  • Data sources that do not support schema only will not be consolidated or packaged. If the Schema only parameter is checked and the tool encounters a layer that is not supported for schema only, a warning message is displayed, and that layer will be skipped. If the only layer specified is unsupported for schema only, the tool will fail.

  • To unpack a geoprocessing package, use the Extract Package tool to extract the contents to a folder. You can then navigate to the directory and explore the tool and data. Alternatively, right-click the package from a folder in the Catalog pane and extract it to the current map. The tool will be accessible from the Geoprocessing History.

    By default when extracting a package from the Catalog pane, the contents will be extracted into your user profile.

Syntax

PackageResult_management (in_result, output_file, {convert_data}, {convert_arcsde_data}, {extent}, {apply_extent_to_arcsde}, {schema_only}, {arcgisruntime}, {additional_files}, {summary}, {tags})
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_result
[in_result,...]

The result that will be packaged.

The input can be either a result from the history of your current project or a result object when tool is being used in a python script.

File; String
output_file

The name and location of the output package file (.gpkx).

File
convert_data
(Optional)

Specifies whether input layers will be converted into a file geodatabase or preserve their original format.

  • CONVERT Data will be converted to a file geodatabase.
    Note:

    This parameter does not apply to enterprise geodatabase data sources. To convert enterprise geodatabase data, set convert_arcsde_data='CONVERT_ARCSDE'.

  • PRESERVEData formats will be preserved when possible. This is the default.
Boolean
convert_arcsde_data
(Optional)

Specifies whether input enterprise geodatabase layers will be converted into a file geodatabase or preserve their original format.

  • CONVERT_ARCSDE Enterprise geodatabase data will be converted to a file geodatabase and included in the consolidated folder or package. This is the default.
  • PRESERVE_ARCSDE Enterprise geodatabase data will be preserved and will be referenced in the consolidated folder or package.
Boolean
extent
(Optional)

Specifies the extent by manually entering the coordinates in the extent parameter using the format X-Min Y-Min X-Max Y-Max. To use the extent of a specific layer, specify the layer name.

  • MAXOFUnion of inputs
  • MINOFIntersection of inputs
  • DISPLAYSame extent as current display
  • <Layer>Same extent as specified layer
Extent
apply_extent_to_arcsde
(Optional)

Determines whether specified extent will be applied to all layers or only to enterprise geodatabase layers.

  • ALL Specified extent is applied to all layers. This is the default.
  • ARCSDE_ONLYSpecified extent is applied to enterprise geodatabase layers only.
Boolean
schema_only
(Optional)

Specifies whether only the schema of input and output datasets will be consolidated or packaged.

  • ALL All records for input and output datasets will be consolidated or packaged. This is the default.
  • SCHEMA_ONLY Only the schema of input and output datasets will be consolidated or packaged.
Boolean
arcgisruntime
(Optional)

Specifies whether the package will support ArcGIS Runtime. To support ArcGIS Runtime, all data sources will be converted to a file geodatabase.

  • DESKTOPOutput package will not support ArcGIS Runtime.
  • RUNTIME Output package will support ArcGIS Runtime.
Boolean
additional_files
[additional_files,...]
(Optional)

Adds additional files to a package. Additional files, such as .doc, .txt, .pdf, and so on, are used to provide more information about the contents and purpose of the package.

File
summary
(Optional)

Adds summary information to the properties of the package.

String
tags
(Optional)

Adds tag information to the properties of the package. Multiple tags can be added or separated by a comma or semicolon.

String

Code sample

PackageResult example 1 (Python window)

The following Python script demonstrates how to use the PackageResult tool from within the Python window.

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/ResultFiles" 
arcpy.PackageResult_management('Parcel.rlt', 'Parcel.gpk', "PRESERVE", 
                               "CONVERT_ARCSDE", "#", "ALL", "ALL", 
                               "DESKTOP", r"C:\docs\readme.txt", 
                               "Summary text", "Tag1; tag2; tag3")
PackageResult example 2 (stand-alone Python script)

The following Python script demonstrates how to use the PackageResult tool either from the Python window or from a script with the Result object of a custom tool.

import arcpy

# Import toolbox with custom model inside
arcpy.ImportToolbox("c:/gisworkflows/ParcelTools.tbx")

# Run the tool and assign to a result variable
parcelUpdate = arcpy.ParcelUpdater_ParcelTools("c:/data/parcels.gdb/ward3", "UPDATE")

arcpy.PackageResult_management(parcelUpdate, "c:/gpks/parcelgpk.gpkx", 
                               "PRESERVE", "CONVERT_ARCSDE", "#", "ALL", 
                               "ALL", "DESKTOP", "#", "Summary text", "Tag1")

Environments

This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

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

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