The SetProduct function defines the desktop license. SetProduct returns information on the license.
The product level should be set by importing the appropriate product module (arcinfo, arceditor, arcview, arcserver, arcenginegeodb, arcengine) prior to importing arcpy. The SetProduct function is a legacy function and cannot set the product once arcpy has been imported.
The setting of the product and extensions is only necessary within stand-alone scripts. If you are running tools from the Python window or using script tools, the product is already set from within the application, and the active extensions are based on the Extensions dialog box.
Product code for the product being set.
The function returns the status on the product license. There are four possible values:
Sets an ArcView product license using the arcview module.
# Set the ArcView product by importing the arcview module. # import arcview import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/Data/SanDiego.gdb" arcpy.CreateRasterDataset_management(arcpy.env.workspace, "LandUse", "30", "8_BIT_UNSIGNED", "Freeways", 1)