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What is the syntax for the MAKESTACK command in the Raster Calculator?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The syntax depends on the version of ArcGIS.

In the examples below, "Stack1" represents the name of the output grid stack. "[Grid1]", "[Grid2]", and "[Grid3]" represent the input grids to be stacked.
In ArcGIS 8.1.2 (Build 671), the MAKESTACK command syntax is:

MAKESTACK Stack1 [Grid1] [Grid2] [Grid3]

In ArcGIS 8.2 (Build 700), a keyword "LIST" must be used, similar to Workstation. The keyword "FILE" is not supported in the Raster Calculator.

MAKESTACK Stack1 LIST [Grid1] [Grid2] [Grid3]

MAKESTACK is not supported in the Raster Calculator of ArcGIS 8.1 (Build 642) or ArcGIS 8.1.1 (Build 649). If MAKESTACK is necessary, it must be run at the Grid: prompt in ArcInfo Workstation. An ArcInfo license is required for this operation.

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