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Compact (Data Management)

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Last modified November 29, 2010
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Compacts a file or personal or file geodatabase. Compacting rearranges how the database is stored on disk, often reducing its size and improving performance.


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Command line syntax
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Compact_management <in_workspace>

Parameter Explanation Data Type
<in_workspace>

The file or personal geodatabase to be compacted.

Workspace
Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters


Command line example

compact_management d:\landuse.mdb

Scripting syntax
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Compact_management (in_workspace)

Parameter Explanation Data Type
in_workspace (Required)

The file or personal geodatabase to be compacted.

Workspace

Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters


Script example

import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

gp.workspace = "h:/workspace"
gp.toolbox = "management"
gp.compact("d:\landuse.mdb")

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