The Describe function returns the following properties for Coverage Feature Classes. FeatureClass Properties, Table Properties and Dataset Properties are also supported.
A Coverage Feature Class returns a dataType of "CoverageFeatureClass".
The feature class types.
True if the coverage feature class has a Feature Attribute Table (FAT) and False if it does not.
Indicates the state of the coverage feature class topology.
Coverage FeatureClass properties example (stand-alone script)
The following stand-alone script displays properties for a Coverage FeatureClass.
import arcpy # Create describe object from a coverage feature class # desc = arcpy.Describe("C:/data/tongass1/polygon") # Print coverage feature class properties # print "%-17s %s" % ("featureClassType:", desc.featureClassType) print "%-17s %s" % ("hasFAT:", desc.hasFAT) print "%-17s %s" % ("topology:", desc.topology)