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Cursors are used by database programmers to process individual rows returned by database system queries.

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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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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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Mystery duplicate values

I'm using a unique list to populate up to 10 fields for a fc with correct geometry, in an "overloading" manner as you would in excel. I noticed on my first run through I had an "index out of range" ...
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arcgisscripting - setValue error

I'm having difficulty isolating this problem - at the point I attempt to alter a record with update cursor, the script returns a 999999 error. I've tried running this script without ArcMap running in ...
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Can I use a cursor to select two rows and compare attributes

Can I use the cursor search function to look at the first two rows in a table and select them so I can compare attributes and possibly merge them or change attributes? I am using ArcGIS 10.0
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Measure area of a polygon in specific units using ArcPy

I am trying to find the area of a particular polygon (OriginalPolygon, below), and I can do that... But, I'd like it in acres regardless of the original units of the polygon.(Data is coming into this ...
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Invalid SQL Error when using InsertCursor on table created using CreateTable

I am trying to write a list of items to a new table in Arc. When I attempt to add a new row to an Arc table, I get the following error: Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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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 ...
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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= ...
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How do I skip rows with searchcursor based on an interger value

For example, if I have 100 records, and I want to sample 10% of the records. How do I tell the search cursor in arc10 to read the value of the 9th record, or every 10. I tried to do row[0 + count] and ...
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What technology is used behind arcpy cursors?

I'm using ArcGIS Server 10.0. I have a geoprocessing using arcpy search, update and insert cursors. I'd like to know more about the technology behind these cursors. Does it use any driver or pool to ...
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Does arcpy.SearchCursor function support field indexing?

Does the arcpy.SearchCursor function support field indexing? In the sample script below, can I sent my cursor to loop through the values in the first field by setting an index to search the first ...
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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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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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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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Stuck updating one field based on the condition of another using Acrpy or Field Calculator

I have a shapefile with 5,000 city points. I need to populate a new field, "cls_pop", based on each cities population, so that cities with a population > 2,000,000 will have "cls_pop" = 1, cites with ...
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GROUP BY clause in the UpdateCursor arcpy.da

I need to specify a "group by" clause for UpdateCursor arcpy.da. From here I found out that it's possible to do using an optional pair of SQL prefix and postfix. But there are no examples and I'm ...
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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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How to read XY, get raster value and then update field?

I've written a script to run through a point layer, using the SearchCursor in the data access module and then read the XY values. Within the with statement, I then use GetCellValue to get the ...
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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 ...
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How to Export to PDF after zooming to extent of each feature that meets SQL where clause?

I realize that I've asked two similar questions recently, but following suggestions in the comment chain, I'll make this a separate question (separate as it is not the no output problem in ArcPy: ...
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ArcPy: (SearchCursor/export to tiff ) with no output [closed]

I'm trying to write a script that uses a search cursor to loop through a field in a .shp file (Incident_Z) find every value that meets a specific condition (zip code=10004) and then at a scale of ...
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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 ...
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SearchCursor (arcpy.da), accessing data on joined tables

Can you access joined tables through a da.SearchCursor? I've found documentation to do this with SearchCursor (arcpy), but nothing for the 10.1 data access module.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Help with Python Update Cursor syntax

I'm having trouble running a loop to update the values in a particular field in attribute table by reading from a csv file. Any input is greatly appreciated. The following is the sample code: import ...
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Processing arcobjects cursor is taking long time

I am maintaining a code on arcobjects 10.1, and there is a bug happening. I have a code that is parsing through a cursor, and generate a where clause statement to run it on a second query. So the code ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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esri ArcObjects slow performance accessing features [duplicate]

I have to create my own control like Attributes Table using C#. My version of attributes table is very slow, for ex. for 300.000 rows in table and 140 fields it takes about 1 minute! esri Cursors are ...
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Stop a Cursor loop when only 1 item is selected with Python

I am trying to create a Cursor that goes through a selection process and stops looping when only one feature is selected. Basically, as the Cursor loops it subsets a selection, and instead of going ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to sort an arcpy.da.UpdateCursor()?

I have an ArcPy Data Access update cursor that I would like to sort before making updates to it. The cursor makes updates if I don't sort, but if I add a sort to the cursor I get an error, ...
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Exporting table to XYZ ASCII file via ArcPy?

I'm looking for a way to export an ArcGIS table (created with the Sample tool) to a text file via ArcPy. I can do this in ArcGIS via the context menu by right-clicking the table, but have not found ...