Last modified January 19, 2010
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This topic was updated for 9.3.1.
Creates a scratch path name of the given data type.
A number is appended to the scratch base name and increased until unique. If no workspace is given, the current workspace is used. If the prefix is blank, then xx is used.
|object||The instantiated geoprocessing object.|
|prefix||The prefix added to the scratchname. By default a prefix of xx is used.|
|suffix||The suffix added to the scratch name.|
|dataType||The data type on which the scratch name will be based.
|workspace||The workspace used as the scratch path name.|
import arcgisscripting gp = arcgisscripting.create(9.3) # scratch_shp will be ''c:/temp/xxxx0.shp''. If xxxx0.shp already exists, then # the number will be incremented until unique. # scratch_shp = gp.createscratchname("xxxx","","shapefile","c:/temp") gp.buffer_analysis("c:/transport/roads", scratch_shp, "100 feet") gp.clip_analysis(scratch_shp, "c:/boundaries/county.shp", "c:/boundaries/clipped_buffer.shp")