Create Target Group (Business Analyst)

Available with Business Analyst license.


Creates a new target group. A target group is a container for targets that you create, name, and populate with segments from a locally installed Business Analyst dataset.


  • The output Target Group parameter contains one or more targets.

  • The input Targets parameter is a collection of segments.

  • Segment IDs are separated by semicolons when more than one is assigned to a target—for example, 1C; 3A; 9B.

  • A target's color is defined by a hexadecimal value. For example, the hex color code for the RGB value of rgb(66, 135, 245) is #4287f5. If a hex code is not entered, the default color scheme will be applied.

  • The output of this tool is a new target group (*.sgtargetgroup).

Syntax, input_type)
ParameterExplanationData Type

The name for the output target group file.


Specifies a list of the targets to be added to the new target group.

  • name—The name of the target.
  • segments—The segments to be added to the target.
  • color—The color associated with the segment.
Value Table

Code sample

CreateTargetGroup example (Python window)

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

import arcpy"C:\ArcGIS\Projects\MyProject\SanFranAnalysisTG.sgtargetgroup, "Core 1A FCC5FC")

Licensing information

  • Basic: Requires Business Analyst
  • Standard: Requires Business Analyst
  • Advanced: Requires Business Analyst

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