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Remove Spatial Index

Summary

Deletes the spatial index from a shapefile, file geodatabase feature class, or an enterprise geodatabase feature class.

Spatial indexes are used by ArcGIS to quickly locate features that match a spatial query.

Usage

Syntax

RemoveSpatialIndex(in_features)
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_features

The features from which the spatial index will be removed.

Feature Layer; Mosaic Layer

Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type
out_feature_class

The updated input dataset.

Feature Layer; Mosaic Layer

Code sample

RemoveSpatialIndex example 1 (Python window)

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

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "c:/Connections/Connection to esoracle.sde"
arcpy.RemoveSpatialIndex_management("LPI.Land/LPI.PLSSFirstDivision")
RemoveSpatialIndex example 2 (stand-alone script)

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

# Name: RemoveSpatialIndex_Example2.py
# Description: Removes a spatial index from a SDE feature class.

# Import system modules
import arcpy

# Set workspace
arcpy.env.workspace = "c:/Connections/Connection to esoracle.sde"

# Set local variables
in_features = "LPI.Land/LPI.PLSSFirstDivision"

# Execute RemoveSpatialIndex
arcpy.RemoveSpatialIndex_management(in_features)

Environments

Licensing information

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

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