Create File GDB (Data Management)

Summary

Creates a file geodatabase in a folder.

Usage

Syntax

CreateFileGDB_management (out_folder_path, out_name, {out_version})
ParameterExplanationData Type
out_folder_path

The location (folder) where the file geodatabase will be created.

Folder
out_name

The name of the file geodatabase to be created.

String
out_version
(Optional)

The ArcGIS version for the geodatabase to be created.

  • CURRENTCreates a geodatabase compatible with the currently installed version of ArcGIS
  • 10.0Creates a geodatabase compatible with ArcGIS version 10
  • 9.3Creates a geodatabase compatible with ArcGIS version 9.3
  • 9.2Creates a geodatabase compatible with ArcGIS version 9.2
String

Code Sample

CreateFileGDB Example (Python Window)

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

import arcpy
from arcpy import env

arcpy.CreateFileGDB_management("C:/output", "fGDB.gdb")
CreateFileGDB Example 2 (Python Window)

The following Python Window script demonstrates how to use the CreateFileGDB function in immediate mode to create a file geodatabase corresponding to a previous release of ArcGIS with the optional File GDB version parameter.

import arcpy
from arcpy import env

arcpy.CreateFileGDB_management("C:/output", "fGDB.gdb", "9.2")
CreateFileGDB Example 3 (Stand-alone Python Script)

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

# Name: CreateFileGDB_Example2.py
# Description: Create a file GDB

# Import system modules
import arcpy

# Set local variables
out_folder_path = "C:/output" 
out_name = "fGDB.gdb"

# Execute CreateFileGDB
arcpy.CreateFileGDB_management(out_folder_path, out_name)

Environments

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Licensing Information

ArcView: Yes
ArcEditor: Yes
ArcInfo: Yes

12/10/2012