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Clear Any Selected Features using python to prevent error if user has a recorded selected before running the tool.

arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management(Table,"CLEAR_SELECTION")

rows = arcpy.SearchCursor(Table, " \"Name\" LIKE 'Albert%' ", "", "Name;")

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Here is the help document covering the function in question: Select Layer by Attribute (Data Management)

I think this is how you would implement it:

arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management(Table, "CLEAR_SELECTION")
rows = arcpy.SearchCursor(Table, " \"Name\" LIKE 'Albert%' ", "", "Name;")

As an aside, there are a lot of helpful examples of how to use the various toolbox tools, and their python implementations on the ArcGIS Desktop Help Site in the Professional Library. Oftentimes a quick search there will yield an answer faster than on GIS.se

Hope this helps!

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