ArcInfo Table properties


The Describe function returns the following properties for ArcInfo Tables. Table Properties and Dataset Properties are also supported.

An ArcInfo Table returns a dataType of "ArcInfoTable".


PropertyExplanationData Type
(Read Only)

A Python list of items in the table. Each entry in the list is an ArcInfo Item Properties describe object, representing one item in the table.


Code Sample

ArcInfo Table properties example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script displays a Table property from an ArcInfo Table. It then gets a list of ArcInfo items and prints the name of each item.

import arcpy

# Create a Describe object from the ArcInfo Table.
desc = arcpy.Describe("C:/data/crimefreq")

# Print a Table property from the ArcInfo Table.
#print "HasOID:       " + desc.hasOID
print "%-11s %s" % ("HasOID:", desc.hasOID)

# Get the itemSet from the ArcInfo Table and
# print the name and item type of each item.
iSet = desc.itemSet
for item in iSet:
    print "%-12s %s" % ("\nName:",
    print "%-11s %s" % ("Item type:", item.itemType)