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.
If the Create Labels tool has been used to create new label points for coverage polygons, the polygon User-IDs stored in the coverage PAT are not equal to the new label point User-IDs. Create Labels stores the new label points and their User-IDs in the LAB file. Update IDs may be used to change the label point User-IDs to be equal to the User-IDs stored in the PAT.
To change the User-IDs stored in the PAT to be equal to the label point User-IDs, use the Build tool.
There is no NODE option because the Update IDs tool is not necessary after updating User-IDs in the NAT file.
The coverage for which User-IDs have been modified.
Specifies the class of features for which User-IDs are to be updated.
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)