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


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.

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.

Output Dataset (Required)

The name of the output dataset.

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