Output CONFIG Keyword (Environment setting)

Tools that honor the Output CONFIG Keyword environment will use the specified keyword when creating datasets in a geodatabase.

The geodatabase uses the specified keyword to determine where or in what format to store new data.

Usage notes

  • In most cases, choosing the Default option will create new datasets that will work well. However, there are cases in which you will need to specify a configuration keyword.
  • Configuration keywords are used with file and enterprise geodatabases and to specify geometry storage for databases.

Dialog syntax

  • Output CONFIG Keyword—The configuration keyword.

Scripting syntax

arcpy.env.configKeyword = config_keyword



Use the specified configuration.

configKeyword syntax

Script example

import arcpy

# Set the configKeyword environment to TEXT_UTF16.
arcpy.env.configKeyword = "TEXT_UTF16"

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