Creates a unique name in the specified workspace by appending a number to the input name. This number is increased until the name is unique. If no workspace is specified, the current workspace is used.
The base name used to create the unique name.
The workspace used for creation of the unique name.
The unique name with a number appended to make it unique in the workspace. The number starts at 0 and is incremented until it is unique.
Creates a unique name for use with the Buffer and Clip tools.
import arcpy from arcpy import env # Set workspace env.workspace = "C:/Data" # Create a unique name for the Buffer tool's derived output. unique_name = arcpy.CreateUniqueName("xxx.shp") # Use unique name for Buffer Tool output dataset name arcpy.Buffer_analysis("roads.shp", unique_name, "100 feet") # Clip output from Buffer tool with County Boundary to obtain buffered roads in county. arcpy.Clip_analysis(unique_name, "County.shp", "ClippedRoads.shp")