Get Job Data Workspace (Workflow Manager)

Available with Workflow Manager license.


Gets the job data workspace as an enterprise geodatabase connection file. This tool is typically used in ModelBuilder to retrieve the connection file for use as an input to other tools such as Reconcile Versions in the model.


  • The Input Job ID must be for a job that currently exists in the repository.

  • This tool is typically used in a model to retrieve the job's data workspace as an enterprise geodatabase connection file. For example, a model can be created to reconcile and post edits made in a specific job version to the parent version. The Get Job Data Workspace tool would be utilized to retrieve the data workspace connection, whereas the job's version would be retrieved using the Get Job Version tool, and the parent version would be retrieved using the Get Job Parent Version tool.

  • When the job has the Feature Service data workspace, the tool retrieves the job's data workspace as a feature service URL.


GetJobDataWorkspace(Input_JobID, {Input_DatabasePath}, {Input_SDEFileLocation})
ParameterExplanationData Type

The ID for the job whose data workspace connection is to be retrieved.


The Workflow Manager (Classic) database connection file that contains the job information. If no connection file is specified, the current default Workflow Manager (Classic) database in the project is used.


The job's data workspace connection file will be written to the specified folder.


Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type

For the enterprise geodatabase, the output is a geodatabase connection file. For the feature service, the output is the feature service URL.


Code sample

GetJobDataWorkspace example (stand-alone script)

Get the data workspace for the specified job.

# Import arcpy module
import arcpy

# Check out any necessary licenses

# Local variables:
Input_JobID = "1"
Input_DatabasePath = "C:\\Program Files\\WMX\\Database\\wmx.jtc"
Input_SDEFileLocation = "C:\\Temp"

# Process: Get Job Data Workspace
arcpy.GetJobDataWorkspace_wmx(Input_JobID, Input_DatabasePath, Input_SDEFileLocation)


This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

  • Basic: No
  • Standard: Requires Workflow Manager
  • Advanced: Requires Workflow Manager

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