I have a shapefile of point features showing fire locations in a given year. One of the fields is named "YYYYMMDD" and indicates the corresponding date that that fire happened. In Python, I am trying to use the arcpy.da.SearchCursor function to append each date into a list and find the most recent fire by date.
My code looks like this:
listname =  cursor = arcpy.da.SearchCursor(fires, "YYYYMMDD") for row in cursor: listname.append(row) print 'the first fire date is ',min(listname),'.' print 'the last fire date is ',max(listname),'.'
What prints for min and max listname is: (20010515.0,) and (20011002.0,) But what I would like to get as an output is: 20010514 and 20011002
How do can I get that as my output? I tried indexing what I got to exclude what I don't need but that doesn't work.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!