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Create Table

Summary

Creates a geodatabase table or dBASE table.

Usage

  • If the output location is a folder, the default output is a dBASE table.

  • To create a dBASE table in a folder, you must append the extension .dbf to the output table name.

Syntax

CreateTable(out_path, out_name, {template}, {config_keyword})
ParameterExplanationData Type
out_path

The workspace in which the output table will be created.

Workspace
out_name

The name of the table to be created.

String
template
[template,...]
(Optional)

A table whose attribute schema is used to define the output table. Fields in the template table(s) will be added to the output table.

Table View
config_keyword
(Optional)

The configuration keyword that determines the storage parameters of the table in an enterprise geodatabase.

String

Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type
out_table

The new output table.

Table

Code sample

CreateTable example 1 (Python window)

The following Python Window script demonstrates how to use the CreateTable function in immediate mode.

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/data"
arcpy.CreateTable_management("C:/output", "habitatTemperatures.dbf", 
                             "vegtable.dbf")
CreateTable example 2 (stand-alone script)

The following Python script demonstrates how to use the CreateTable function in a stand-alone script.

# Name: CreateTable_Example2.py
# Description: Create table to store temperature data in gnatcatcher habitat areas

# Import system modules
import arcpy

# Set workspace
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/data"

# Set local variables
out_path = "C:/output"
out_name = "C:/output/habitatTemperatures.dbf"
template = "vegtable.dbf"
config_keyword = ""

# Execute CreateTable
arcpy.CreateTable_management(out_path, out_name, template, config_keyword)

Licensing information

  • Basic: Yes
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes

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