Calculate End Time (Data Management)
Calculates the end time of features based on the time values stored in another field.
In the illustration below, the end time values in the End_Time field are calculated using the time values in the Start_Time field. The end time value for a feature is equal to the start time of the next feature. However, for the last feature in the table, the end time value is calculated to be the same as the start time value of the feature.
The table is first sorted by the fields in the ID Fields parameter, then by the Start_Time field. After this sort, the end time of any row is the same as the start time of the next row.
This tool is useful when the intervals between Start_Time field values are not regular and you want to visualize the feature class or table through time using the time slider. Learn more about visualizing temporal data and irregularly spaced temporal data.
The End_Time field value for the last row will be the same as the Start_Time field value for that row.
The feature class or table for which an End_Time field is calculated based on the Start_Time field specified.
The field containing values that will be used to calculate values for the End_Time field. The Start_Time field and the End_Time field must be of the same type. For example, if the Start_Time field is of type LONG, then the End_Time field should be of type LONG as well.
The field that will be populated with values based on the Start_Time field specified. The Start_Time field and the End_Time field must be of the same format.
The name of the field or fields that can be used to uniquely identify spatial entities. These fields are used to first sort based on entity type if there is more than one entity. For instance, for a feature class representing population values per state over time, the state name could be the unique value field (the entity). If population figures are per county, you would need to set the county name and state name as the unique value fields, since some county names are the same for different states. If there is only one entity, this parameter can be ignored.
The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the CalculateEndTime tool in immediate mode.
import arcpy arcpy.CalculateEndTime_management("C:/Data/TemporalData.gdb/CalculateEndTime","Start_Time","End_Time","")
The following stand-alone script demonstrates how to use the CalculateEndTime tool.
# Name: CalculateEndTime_Ex02.py # Description: Calculate end time based on a start time field # Requirements: None # Import system modules import arcpy # Set local variables inTable = "C:/Data/TemporalData.gdb/CalculateEndTime" uniqueIdFields = "" startTimeField = "Start_Time" endTimeField = "End_Time" # Execute CalculateEndDate arcpy.CalculateEndTime_management(inTable, startTimeField, endTimeField, uniqueIdFields)