Copies a dataset from a big data connection (BDC) to a feature class.
This tool is only used for a copying BDC datasets to a feature class. Other inputs are not supported.
This tool requires a BDC. To create a BDC, use the Create Big Data Connection tool.
Big data connection datasets can be used as input to most geoprocessing tools. The following are examples of when to use the Copy Dataset From Big Data Connection tool to copy your datasets:
- To use your datasets in tools that require editing of the original dataset (such as the Calculate Field tool)
- To use your datasets in service-based analysis, such as when using the Feature Analysis tools
- To apply selections to your analysis
- To change the location of where the data is stored for future use
- To create reports of your data or apply advanced symbology
Before running the tool, ensure that your data is registered correctly. To verify the dataset is registered as expected, use the Describe Dataset tool.
Geoprocessing environment settings can be used to modify how features will be output.
The Copy Dataset From Big Data Connection tool creates a feature class from a BDC dataset. The followng tools can be used to modify a BDC:
- Duplicate Dataset From Big Data Connection—Creates a view of an existing big data connection (BDC) dataset.
- Preview Big Data Connection Dataset—Preview the fields in your dataset to verify they are correctly registered.
- Refresh Big Data Connection—Check for any new datasets and add them to the BDC.
- Remove Dataset From Big Data Connection—Remove a dataset from the BDC.
- Update Big Data Connection Dataset Properties—Modify the properties of an individual BDC dataset.
This geoprocessing tool is powered by Spark. Analysis is completed on your desktop machine using multiple cores in parallel. See Considerations for GeoAnalytics Desktop tools to learn more about running analysis.
The point, line, polygon, or table dataset to be copied.
The output dataset to be copied from a big data connection.
|Feature Class; Table|
The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the CopyDatasetFromBDC tool.
# Name: CopyDatasetFromBDC.py # Description: Copies a dataset from a BDC to a file geodatabase. # Import system modules import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/data/basin.gdb" # Set local variables inputDataset = "C:/data/Datasets.bdc/rivers" output = "rivers" # Execute CopyDatasetFromBDC arcpy.gapro.CopyDatasetFromBDC(inputDataset, output)
- Basic: No
- Standard: No
- Advanced: Yes