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I need to version n number of fc's which start with sde."ENT-QA". I need to select only those feature classes and run versioning for it. Can anyone help me in writing the query for selecting only fc's which start with sde."ENT-QA". Remeber ENT-QA is mentioned has quotes. Thanks in advance.

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace= r"xyz.sde"
fdList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses("","","")

for fc in fdList:
    print fc
    arcpy.RegisterAsVersioned_management(fc, "NO_EDITS_TO_BASE")
    print "fc registered"
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Why not just use a wildcard with your ListFeatureClasses statement like:

fdList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses("\"ENT-QA\"*","","")

as shown in Arc10 ListFeatureClasses online help?

UPDATE: code updated based upon nmpeterson's comments.

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If you want to ensure that you're only selecting feature classes whose names contain "ENT-QA" and not ENT-QA (without the quotation marks), this would be fdList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses("\"ENT-QA\"","","") – nmpeterson Nov 15 '11 at 19:49
Nice catch. I overlooked the part about the value in quotes. Thanks for posting the correct syntax. I will update my response. – RyanDalton Nov 15 '11 at 21:15
hi ryan, Id did not worked. – Ramakrishna Billakanti Nov 15 '11 at 22:15
Try fdList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses("\"ENT-QA\"*","",""). The asterisk should help. – nmpeterson Nov 15 '11 at 22:21
Thanks Ryan for your comments, THis worked for me fcList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses('sde."ENT-QA"*',"polygon","") – Ramakrishna Billakanti Nov 16 '11 at 18:02

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