Takes a table name and a workspace path and returns a valid table name for the workspace. An underscore "_" will replace any invalid character found in the table name and will honor the name restrictions for the workspace. The table name restrictions depend on the specific RDBMS used.


ValidateTableName (name, {workspace})
ParameterExplanationData Type

The table name to be validated.


The optional workspace against which to validate the table name.

If the workspace is not specified, the table name is validated using the current workspace environment. If the workspace environment has not been set, the table name is validated based on a folder workspace.

Return Value
Data TypeExplanation

The valid table name for the workspace, based on name restrictions of the workspace.

Code sample

ValidateTableName example

Returns a valid table name for the workspace.

import os
import arcpy

# Get the input and output workspaces
arcpy.env.workspace = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)
out_workspace = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1)

# Get a list of input feature classes to be copied and copy
#  to new output location
for fc in arcpy.ListFeatureClasses():
    out_fc = arcpy.ValidateTableName(fc, out_workspace)
        fc, os.path.join(out_workspace, out_fc))

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