Extract Data and Email Task (Server)


Extracts the data in the specified layers and area of interest to the selected format and spatial reference, zips the data, and emails it to the specified address. This tool can be used to create a Data Extraction geoprocessing service.


This tool is intended primarily for use as a part of a geoprocessing service. When using this tool as a part of a geoprocessing service, copy the tool into a custom toolbox, edit the model, and reconfigure it as necessary. It is important to note that this tool will not work unless you open and edit the model's unexposed input parameter options before publishing the model as a service.



ExtractDataAndEmailTask_Server (Layers_to_Clip, Area_of_Interest, Feature_Format, Raster_Format, To)
ParameterExplanationData Type

The Layers to be clipped. Layers should be either feature or raster layers.


The area by which the layers will be clipped.

Feature Set

The format in which the output features will be delivered. The string provided in the Feature Format parameter should be formatted as follows:

  • Name or format - Short Name - extension (if any).

The hyphen between the components is required, as well as the spaces around the hyphen.

For Example:

  • File Geodatabase - GDB - .gdb
  • Shapefile - SHP - .shp
  • Autodesk AutoCAD - DXF_R2007 - .dxf
  • Autodesk AutoCAD - DWG_R2007 - .dwg
  • Bentley Microstation Design (V8) - DGN_V8 - .dgn

Internally, this tool uses the Export to CAD tool to convert data to the .dgn, .dwg, and .dxf CAD formats. The list of short names supported includes DGN_V8, DWG_R14, DWG_R2000, DWG_R2004, DWG_R2005, DWG_R2006, DWG_R2007, DWG_R2010, DXF_R14, DXF_R2000, DXF_R2004, DXF_R2005, DXF_R2006, DXF_R2007, and DXF_R2010.

Exporting to non-default formats is supported using Quick Export Tool and that requires the Data Interoperability extension be installed. The Data Interoperability extension is not installed by default with ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Server. If you have the Data Interoperability extension installed, here are the instructions to add another format to the default listadd, remove or modify default list


The format in which the output raster datasets will be delivered. The string provided in the Raster Format parameter should be formatted as follows:

  • Name of format - Short Name - extension (if any)

Any of the following strings will work:

  • File Geodatabase - GDB - .gdb
  • ERDAS IMAGINE - IMG - .img
  • Tagged Image File Format - TIFF - .tif
  • Portable Network Graphics - PNG - .png
  • Graphic Interchange Format - GIF - .gif
  • Joint Photographics Experts Group - JPEG - .jpg
  • Joint Photographics Experts Group - JPEG - .jp2
  • Bitmap - BMP - .bmp

Some of the above raster formats have limitations and not all data can be converted to the format. For a list of formats and their limitations please read Technical Specifications for Raster Datasets


The email address of the recipient.


This tool will be able to email to this address if and only if the SMTP server has been configured within this model.



This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments

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