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The saveACopy method from the MapDocument class in the arcpy.mapping module does not save the map document properly unless a previous version is specified.

Last Published: September 8, 2015 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000090524
SubmittedSeptember 3, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3.1
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7

Additional Information

Duplicate ofBUG-000090523:This BUG is identical to 90523. They both have to do with saving MXDs after removing Bing layers.


In the saveACopy method, save the map document to a previous version. For example: saveACopy (in_MXD file ArcGIS Desktop version 10.0)

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000090524


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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