The Describe function returns the following properties for coverage feature classes. The Feature Class, Table, and Dataset property groups are also supported.
For a coverage feature class, the Describe dataType property returns a value of "CoverageFeatureClass".
The feature class types.
True if the coverage feature class has a Feature Attribute Table (FAT) and False if it does not.
Indicates the state of the coverage feature class topology.
The following stand-alone script displays properties for a coverage feature class:
import arcpy # Create describe object from a coverage feature class # desc = arcpy.Describe("C:/data/tongass1/polygon") # Print coverage feature class properties # print("%-17s %s" % ("featureClassType:", desc.featureClassType)) print("%-17s %s" % ("hasFAT:", desc.hasFAT)) print("%-17s %s" % ("topology:", desc.topology))