Tuesday, February 17, 2015

So What's Not in ArcGIS Pro 1.0 for ArcPy?

Not every tool is in ArcPy at Pro 1.0.  If you are porting tools, it is important to remember this.  A complete list of tools not in ArcGIS Pro 1.0 can be found here (http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/tool-reference/appendices/unavailable-tools.htm).

Lots of functions are missing, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try out Pro.  It's a wonderfully fun product, and the 3D really makes your data pop out.  I also feel that the function layouts are more intuitive, so it's easy to get started.

Moving from the 2.x framework of Python can also be daunting as well.  There is a tool for analyzing your scripts, toolboxes and/or models in Pro found here. (http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/tool-reference/data-management/analyzetoolsforpro.htm)

You'll get back a nifty little report telling you what will not work.  It's very helpful in trying to find where the fails will occur.

Check them out and happy coding!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Check out ago-assistant

Ever want to get into the nuts and bolts of AGOL or Portal and see the JSON behind the scenes?  Well check out ago-assistant.

This application was developed by a follow co-worker, and it's awesome!  It's a nice GUI based application that gives you fine grained access to your site's information.

I find this tool coupled with fiddler can help you easily debug your applications, or better help you understand the ArcGIS REST API that performs the magic.

You can grab it from github here: https://github.com/Esri/ago-assistant

Enjoy and check it out.