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How is the data access cursor performance so enhanced compared to previous versions?

The data access module was introduced with ArcGIS version 10.1. ESRI describes the data access module as follows (source): The data access module, arcpy.da, is a Python module for working with ...
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Debugging SQL in arcpy.da.SearchCursor RuntimeError: An invalid SQL statement was used?

I am going through a python script in arcpy 10.1 to Select a field value (i.e. NEAR_DIST) based on three condition as 1) NEAR_DIST<=radius(i.e.500 or anything from user input) 2) ...
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1answer
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Create polylines from point array Python

I am working on building polylines from an array of points I have created from a csv file and am completely lost in building the lines. My code works as follows: I have the point array working, I need ...
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1answer
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Updating records based on value in another field using arcpy.da.UpdateCursor?

I am trying to write file names and paths to two separate fields in a feature class, and the value for each record is dependent on finding a match in a list. When I run my code it writes the same ...
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0answers
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pyspatialite, cannot update geometry

I'm trying to update geometry column with pyspatialite but it returns error: spatialite.dbapi2.IntegrityError: mypoints.the_geom violates Geometry constraint [geom-type or SRID not allowed] My ...
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1answer
226 views

How to Properly Loop Through a List With a Cursor?

My team is working on a python script that does various updating tasks to our streets file. A part we are getting stuck on is trying to update a field. Currently we have a field FEDROUTE that is ...
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Is it a bad idea to convert a File Geodatabase table to a dictionary?

First, what am I trying to do? I am building a Python script that should be called from an ArcMap 10.0 toolbox. This scripts uses (among other inputs) data contained in huge gdb tables. It processes ...
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0answers
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Using file directories from a table

I have a toolset that will be using a set of file directories as input (shapefiles, raster etc.).The table can be stored as CSV or DBF. Is there a way to read a specific cell (row,column) of the ...
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How to extract data using arcpy.da.SearchCursor

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 ...
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1answer
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Polygon Neighbors Analysis script (ArcPy 10.1) producing erroneous results?

I'm struggling with a python script that is supposed to calculate a field for a polygon feature class. The calculation is of the average of a field value (P_TOT_DEV) for each of a given polygon's ...
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373 views

How to improve performance when using ArcGIS cursors in Python with big tables?

I have a pretty big point feature class in a file geodatabase (~4 000 000 records). This is a regular grid of points with a 100m resolution. I need to perform a kind of generalization on this layer. ...
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1answer
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Insert Cursor fails to write results to table

Insert Cursor fails to write results to table. The Search Cursor is returning the results, but errors when trying to insert into field. # Insert Cursor for GDB table to GDB table # Import modules, ...
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2answers
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Why cant I use SelectLayerByAttribute_management while a cursor is set

I've been having a problem with arcpy in that the simple line: arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management ("TEMP_LINES") produces this response: Runtime error : ERROR 000358: Invalid expression Failed ...
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Q: cursor memory and fields therein

Theoretical Python question. Say you have an update cursor while-loop for a few selected records. While looping through the rows, at some point a nested if statement triggers an "addfield" event. The ...
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arcpy.SearchCursor loops one time but then does not repeat

The part of the script I'm having trouble with is the arcpy.SearchCursor. The cursor runs 1x and then does not re-run. The goal was to re-retrieve the field value and apply it to the image layout. It ...
3
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1answer
475 views

set values in feature class attribute table to null

I've created a point-data featureclass (fc) containing data from a simple .txt file using Arcpy as follows: arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management(out_path= outPath, out_name= 'fcTest', geometry_type= ...
2
votes
1answer
240 views

Only perform Near analysis on selected rows

I am writing a Python script to perform a near analysis on features from two different shapefiles with common attributes. This is happening in a Search Cursor. However, whenever I tried to use the ...
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1answer
179 views

Updating the value of a field with pre-defined values

I am trying change the value of a row for a field whose type is "short" in arcmap using a python script. with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor(FILENAME, FIELD) as cursor: for row in cursor: row = ...
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1answer
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Deleting the cursor object

Can someone explain why you need to delete the cursor objects and the iterator when you use for example: arcpy.UpdateCursor(blah) I've checked the esri docs and there doesn't seem to be an ...
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2answers
542 views

Move the cursor backward - opposite of row = rows.next()

I'd appreciate if anyone could please tell me if there is a way to go up one row in python cursor. opposite of row = rows.next() Thank you!
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2answers
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Field calculator or update cursor?

I have a feature class in which one field (let's call it "Field_A"), as yet empty, is to be populated by the contents of another field ("Field_B") multiplied by a certain number (I'll call it the ...
4
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3answers
403 views

How to create Where Clause from user input via Python list?

I am trying to perform a query based on values in a Python list. The where clause will then be used in an Update Cursor, so that the rows NOT equal to the values in the list will be deleted. This is ...
2
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1answer
348 views

Am I over-complicating adding and then calculating fields? Suggestions for a better way? (Python)

I'm attempting to re-position a question I asked yesterday here. I am starting to think that the way I wrote my code just isn't the best way. Am I overcomplicating things? I know for a fact that ...
2
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1answer
744 views

Incorrect field name resulted in RuntimeError: ERROR 999999 (Also, better code for adding and calculating fields)

This is the bottom half of my code (and it's been edited somewhat to share publicly). The code works perfectly fine when the fieldList has only three fields in it, but when I populate it with all 108 ...
2
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2answers
360 views

Using select by location to update a field in a feature class

I am using Arc 10.1 and I am working on a script that takes a value from a field within one shape file and updates a field in another shape file based on its location. Basically I have smaller parcels ...
2
votes
1answer
156 views

Updating and inserting a field within the same loop

I am working with an empty feature class where I am writing a script to create polylines within the featureclass and attach an associated text value with the polyline. I am using a for loop as noted ...
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vote
2answers
194 views

Batch set value/calculate field inside Cursor

I am matching data using a cursor, where one of the final steps is filling in a new attribute, match, with a value calculated during the cursor. This matching is done to an ID field in the original ...
2
votes
1answer
375 views

How to use ArcPy cursor to define each feature sequentially as current selection of layer?

I want to implement a script that runs through each feature of a feature class, zooms to the extent of the feature, sets the scale to 1:5.000 and adjacent takes a picture of the scene. The steps are ...