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When adding a representation to a feature class in an SDE geodatabase using the arcpy.AddRepresentation_cartography() function, the resulting representation prepends the database name and data owner (i.e. "databaseName.dataOwner.representationName"), which makes subsequent references to the same representation name originally defined fail as the new name is required in other scripting functions, for example, arcpy.SetLayerRepresentation_cartography().

Last Published: August 19, 2020 ArcGIS for Server
Bug ID Number BUG-000093809
SubmittedJanuary 27, 2016
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Server
Version found10.3.1
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

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Using the arcpy.Describe() function and the RepresentationClass properties, one can find the new representation names. http://pro.arcgi

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000093809


  • ArcGIS for Server

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