Update IDs (Coverage)


Updates User-IDs in a coverage after they have been modified in a feature attribute table. The feature attribute table is used to determine the correct User-ID for each feature in the coverage. This value is recorded in all places where the feature User-ID is stored.

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IDEdit_arc (in_cover, feature_type)
ParameterExplanationData Type

The coverage for which User-IDs have been modified.


Specifies the class of features for which User-IDs are to be updated.

  • POLYPolygon User-IDs will be updated. This is the default option.
  • LINEArc User-IDs will be updated.
  • POINTPoint User-IDs will be updated.
  • ANNO.subclassAnnotation User-IDs will be updated.

Code Sample

IDEdit example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script demonstrates how to update User-IDs in a coverage.

# Name: IDEdit_Example.py
# Description: Adds polygon labels, then updates the User-IDs for a coverage
# Requirements: ArcInfo Workstation
# Author: ESRI

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env

# Set environment settings
env.workspace = "C:/data"

# Set local variables
inCover = "texas"
featureType = "POLY"

#Execute IDEdit
arcpy.IDEdit_arc(inCover, featureType)


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Licensing Information

ArcView: No
ArcEditor: No
ArcInfo: Requires ArcInfo Workstation installed

Published 6/8/2010