Add XY Coordinates (Data Management)

Summary

Adds the fields POINT_X and POINT_Y to the point input features and calculates their values. It also appends the POINT_Z and POINT_M fields if the input features are Z- and M-enabled.

Illustration

Add XY Coordinates illustration

Usage

Syntax

AddXY_management (in_features)
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_features

The point features whose x,y coordinates will be appended as POINT_X and POINT_Y fields.

Feature Layer

Code Sample

AddXY Example (Python Window)

The following Python Window script demonstrates how to use the AddXY function in immediate mode.

import arcpy
from arcpy import env

env.workspace = "C:/data"
arcpy.Copy_management("climate.shp", "climateXYpts.shp")
arcpy.AddXY_management("climateXYpts.shp")
AddXY Example 2 (Stand-alone Python Script)

The following Python script demonstrates how to use the AddXY function in a stand-alone script.

# Name: AddXY_Example2.py
# Description: Adding XY points to the climate dataset
# Author: ESRI

# Import system modules
import arcpy
from arcpy import env

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

# Set local variables
in_data= "climate.shp"
in_features = "climateXPpts2.shp"

# Copying data to preserve original dataset
# Execute Copy
arcpy.Copy_management(in_data, in_features)

# Execute AddXY
arcpy.AddXY_management(in_features)

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Licensing Information

ArcView: Yes
ArcEditor: Yes
ArcInfo: Yes

9/11/2014