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How To: Retrieve the folder name that contains a certain item using ArcGIS API for Python

Summary

Use the below Python scripts to find the folder name for a given item.

Procedure

In the below example, the item ID is used to find the item and return its folder name:

#libraries

import arcgis
from arcgis.gis import GIS
from arcgis.gis import User

#variables

portalurl = "https://hostname.domain.com/portal"
username = "....."
password = "....."
#the id of the item that you want to know is in which folder
#(you can retrieve the item in any other way you find suitable)
itemid = "4f394f2cda81415294f96134220e0c7d"

#login

gis = GIS(portalurl,username,password,verify_cert=False)

#retrieve item

item = gis.content.get(itemid)


#specify user

user = User(gis,username)

#retrieve the folder of the item by searching for the item id

for f in user.folders:
    list = user.items(folder=f)
    for i in list:
        search_id = list[list.index(i)].id
        if item.id == search_id:
            print(f['title'])

Item IDs are unique to the organization, so the script in the example above only prints one folder name. In the below example, the item title is used to find the item. Unlike the item ID, there can be more than one item with the same title in the organization, and the below script returns all the items with that title and their folder names:

#libraries

import arcgis
from arcgis.gis import GIS
from arcgis.gis import User

#variables

portalurl = "https://hostname.domain.com/portal"
username = "........"
password = "........"
#the title of the item that you want to know is in which folder
#(you can retrieve the item in any other way you find suitable)
itemtitle= "..........."

#login

gis = GIS(portalurl,username,password,verify_cert=False)

#retrieve item

itemsearch = gis.content.search(query=f"title:{itemtitle}")


#specify user

user = User(gis,username)


#retrieve the folder of the item by searching for the item title

for f in user.folders:
    list = user.items(folder=f)
    for i in list:
        if i.title == itemtitle:
            print(f"{i} is in folder {f['title']}")

Related Information

Last Published: 1/19/2023

Article ID: 000028966

Software: ArcGIS API for Python 2.0.1, 2.0, 1.9.1, 1.9, 1.8.5, 1.8.4, 1.8.3, 1.8.2, 1.8.1, 1.8.0, 1.7.1, 1.7.0, 1.6.1, 1.6