Remove Domain From Field (Data Management)


Removes an attribute domain association from a feature class or table field.



RemoveDomainFromField_management (in_table, field_name, {subtype_code})
ParameterExplanationData Type

The input table containing the attribute domain that will be removed.

Table View

The field that will no longer be associated with an attribute domain.


Selects the subtype code(s) that will no longer be associated with an attribute domain.


Code Sample

Remove Domain from Field Example (Python Window)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the RemoveDomainFromField function in immediate mode.

import arcpy
from arcpy import env 
env.workspace = "C:/data"
arcpy.RemoveDomainFromField_management("montgomery.gdb/water/distribmains", "DIAMETER")
Remove Domain from Field Example 2 (Stand-alone Script)

This stand-alone script uses the RemoveDomainFromField function as part of a workflow to edit a domain.

# Name:
# Purpose: Update an attribute domain to constrain valid pipe material values
# Author: ESRI

# Import system modules
import arcpy, os
from arcpy import env
    # Set the workspace (to avoid having to type in the full path to the data every time)
    env.workspace = "data"
    # set local parameters
    inFeatures = "Montgomery.gdb/Water/DistribMains"
    inField = "MATERIAL"
    dWorkspace = "Montgomery.gdb"
    domName = "Material"
    codedValue =  "ACP: Asbestos concrete"
    codeField = "TYPE"
    descField = "DESRIPT"
    # Process: Remove the constraint from the material field
    arcpy.RemoveDomainFromField_management(inFeatures, inField)
    # Edit the domain values
    # Process: Remove a coded value from the domain
    arcpy.DeleteCodedValueFromDomain_management(dWorkspace, domName, codedValue)
    # Process: Create a table from the domain to edit it with ArcMap editing tools
    arcpy.DomainToTable_management(dWorkspace, domname, dWorkspace + os.sep + domname , codeField, descField)
    # Process: Delete the domain
    arcpy.DeleteDomain_management(dWorkspace, domName)
    # Edit the domain table outside of geoprocessing
    # and then bring the domain back in with the TableToDomain process
except Exception, e:
    # If an error occurred, print line number and error message
    import traceback, sys
    tb = sys.exc_info()[2]
    print "Line %i" % tb.tb_lineno
    print e.message


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