Update Override (Cartography)
Transfers feature representation overrides from the default override field to explicit fields as defined by the representation rules in the representation.
Updating geometry overrides will transfer the geometry override from the representation override field into the Shape field. The original geometry of the feature will be overwritten.
Representation overrides are stored in the override field by default, for convenience. A manageable database model is one that leverages explicit fields to contain these overrides. Use this tool to expose overrides in the feature attribute table to support queries and selection.
The input must be a geodatabase feature class with at least one feature class representation.
The explicit fields to be updated must be present on the input feature attribute table, and specified in the representation rules of the representation prior to using this tool.
The explicit field to be used for field mapping can contain null values.
The input feature layer containing at least one representation.
The representation containing overrides to be transferred to explicit fields.
Specifies the type of representation override to be transferred to explicit fields.
The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the UpdateOverride tool in immediate mode.
import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = "C:/data" arcpy.UpdateOverride_cartography("footprints.lyr", "footprints_Rep", "BOTH")
This stand-alone script shows an example of using the UpdateOverride tool.
# Name: UpdateOverride_standalone_script.py # Description: Transfers feature representation overrides from the default override field to explicit fields as defined by the representation rules in the representation. # Import system modules import arcpy from arcpy import env # Set environment settings env.workspace = "C:/data" # Set local variables in_features = "footprints.lyr" representation = "footprints_Rep" update_option = "BOTH" # Execute Update Override arcpy.UpdateOverride_cartography(in_features, representation, update_option)