Import From Interchange File (Coverage)

This tool only works with an ArcInfo license and will only be available in ArcToolbox if you have installed ArcInfo Workstation.

Converts an ARC/INFO export interchange file.

Learn more about how Import From Interchange File works


Usage tips

Syntax

Import_arc (feature_type, interchange_file, out_dataset)
Parameter Explanation Datatype
Feature Type (Required)

The type of file to be imported. Auto is the default option.

String
Input Interchange File (Required)

The prefix name of the ARC/INFO interchange file to be converted. A volume ID of .e00, .e01, and so on, will always be appended to the given interchange_file to specify the file or files to be imported.

File
Output Dataset (Required)

The name of the output dataset.

Coverage
Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters

Script Example

import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

gp.workspace = "c:/workspace"
gp.toolbox = "arc"
gp.import("auto", "tracts.e00", "tracts")

See Also

  • Export to Interchange File (Coverage)
  • ArcView 9 import tools