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

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Debugging TypeError: SearchCursor() got unexpected keyword argument in ArcPy script?

I tried to use SearchCursor(points, fields=fieldname) but I get this error: TypeError: SearchCursor() got an unexpected keyword argument 'fields' I'm not sure why this doesn't work. # Local ...
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Error using UpdateCursor to copy a GlobalID field

I am trying to use an Update Cursor to copy a GlobalID field into a string field. However, I keep getting an error saying "Objects in this class cannot be updated outside an edit session [Medians]". ...
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Zero filling attributes using ArcPy/Python?

I am just learning python and I need to convert a 2 digit numeric attribute in a table to a 2 digit zero-filled attribute in a script. For example, 9 needs to be 09.
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How to create new feature classes from rows in a polygon feature class

I'm trying really hard here to get an arcpy equivalent for ARCGIS' ModelBuilder's Iterate Feature Selection. I need to export the individual polygon rows in a feature class as new feature classes. ...
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AttributeError: __exit__ when trying to use arcpy.UpdateCursor

I'm trying to populate a field from values of an existing field in a feature class using arcpy.UpdateCursor. I'm getting this error: AttributeError: __exit__ Here's the chunk of code I'm ...
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UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec- arcpy

I work with arcmap 10.3 and python 2.7.8. I have more than 500 shapefiles that located in many folders and subFolders. All Sub Folders are located in one large directory. I try with arcpy to detect ...
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Spatial filter taken more time for running any other way to improve speed

I had number of buildings in data (around 600000) i want to check if any building captured less than shape area 25sqm should snap to existing building. i have used spatial filter but it is taken more ...
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Arcpy to append results of pivot table

Good Day All, So I have a script that does some processing but the main part are two things run a multiple ring buffer using arcpy.MultipleRingBuffer_analysis and four rings do some zonal ...
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Output the Search Cursor as a string

I am trying to select Zones that intersect the dataframe (polygon). If there is only one return then I want to turn it into a sting. If there is multiple I want to turn it into a string with " ," ...
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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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Error when creating insert cursor in ArcPy?

I've written several scripts that copy data from MS Access db into a new, empty ESRI Geodatabase. I've pretty much copied the code and changed it for each table -- the first two scripts have worked ...
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Python script with ArcPy cursors won't stop looping?

I am running my script in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop and it doesn't stop processing. The process is overwriting itself because I have to shut down ArcMap manually. How can I stop the overwriting as its ...
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searchcursor only takes first value in field

My script ArcGIS 10.2 is using the searchcursor to read the mLanduse feature class to return the value in lField, but it is only returning the first value in lField to populate the sField in mSoils. ...
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Select the first 5 rows of a selection after reverse sorting using an attribute field in ArcGIS 10.2 with Python

I have a feature class containing 380 polygons representing sedimentary basins and another polygon feature class representing oil discoveries within said basins. My plan is to: Iterate through all ...
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Accessing attribute table within shapefile and replace values?

I would like to find a Python script that will access an attribute table within a shapefile and either update or replace records inside a field column. More specifically, I would like to use the ...
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Find and Replace python script to replaces values in attribute table? [duplicate]

I am working on a stand alone script in python that will allow to me to specify a shapefile and being able to find a value and replace it with a new value. Does anyone know what code will allow me to ...
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arcpy fails to retrieve queried data from a layer using arcpy.da.SearchCursor

I am attempting to retrieve rows of data from an attribute table using arcpy. I have used a definition query on the data in ArcMap so that only one feature is present in the attribute table. I then ...
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arcpy search cursor not working

Im running my script in ArcGIS 10.2 and the dialog window says completed, but the empty fields in the 'SoilsType' row of the 'mSoils' Feature Class aren't getting populated with the values from the ...
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Spatially Joining Many Shapefiles. Use Spatial Join or UpdateCursor?

I have a large number of tree records in 100s of point shapefiles. Each shapefile contains a number of trees that fall within 10-50 parcels. The parcel layer contains ~60,000 shapes. For each point ...
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Creating layers for each attribute value via Arcpy script

I'm having some trouble starting this script. Not sure how to start, as I have to create/output layers for each attribute value from a certain column named that has integers. They are all unique ...
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Extracting from attribute tables by arcpy

I'm having some trouble connecting ideas on how to solve a problem. What I have is a shapefile from which I have to extract from one field, which contains 3 types of attributes (BS, RS, BRN). For each ...
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Exporting shapefile to csv with cursor

I'm trying to export a shapefile to a csv file using a cursor. I found this quesion asked and answered here: Exporting table to XYZ ASCII file via ArcPy? However I only want to export several ...
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Controlling default value of arcpy.AddField_management

I have a large collection of shapefiles that use text fields to hold numerical values. I have created new fields, and populated them with the numerical equivalent of the text field. When adding the ...
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Using Update_Cursor to fill new field

The goal is to crate a new field call "Full_Address" in which the "ADDRESS", "CITY","ST_ABREV" all appear together. I can get use row.getValue for 1 field but not more. import arcpy in_table = "C://" ...
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Python error in search cursor function

I need to access the dbf file to extract variable list (i.e. "CODE"). Basically I am calling dbf file to allMamrows variable and then I am appending using for loop. On running the script I am getting ...
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insert cursor “Row contains a bad value”

I'm having a problem copying data from a shapefile to a feature class using an insert cursor. Here is the part that is causing trouble: newRows = arcpy.InsertCursor(Target) sourceRows = ...
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Updating field in feature class using ArcPy cursor?

I want to update a field in my feature class. I tried to use a da.SearchCursor (code below) but was quickly reminded that tuples are immutable... I ran the code but it failed with a TypeError: 'tuple' ...
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update cursor datetime if start date greater end date

I have 2 date fields in my feature class. If the start date is greater than the end date, I want to add 24 hours to the end date. I am getting a SetValue error. cursor = arcpy.UpdateCursor("PolyFc") ...
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Getting XY coordinates and field values for each row in ArcPy SearchCursor?

I am trying to enumerate each row of a points shape file and get a certain field's value (elevation) and the xy coordinates. But I see I can only use: arcpy.SearchCursor to get the field; OR ...
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Check field type and execute depending on it using ArcPy?

I had a script that converted data from a clients site to a usable GIS format until they changed the output. I've tried two different directions with no luck. Due to how an earlier part of the ...
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Multiple Together Several Fields, then Use Update Cursor

Is it possible to preform multiplication on several fields of an attribute table together and then use an update cursor to assign the resulting value to a specific field?
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Using Update Cursor?

I am currently trying to get my update cursor to populate every row in each attribute table for 175 different feature class fields. I have written the script and it is populating the first row but all ...
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Update Multiple Columns within One Update Cursor

Are you able to update several fields within an attribute table at the same item within one Update Cursor command. Code Example: with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor (fc, fields) as cursor: for row in ...
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SearchCursor Index Out of Range

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2 and trying to obtain values in a field using SearchCursor. Would someone help me with this? import arcpy oc = r"C:\Users\Scratch\oc.shp" catchments = ...
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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 to update the Z value using an UpdateCursor?

I have created the following script to mimic the ArcGIS 3D Analyst tool, FeatureTo3DByAttribute, which creates a 3D copy of a 2D feature class and sets the Z to a specified attribute. import arcpy, ...
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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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How to calculate a value based on another field under arcpy.da.UpdateCursor and cursor.updateRow?

I am trying to do a calculations under arcpy.da.UpdateCursor. I want to calculate the values for the records that have FIPS=06037. I want to take the values from "kg" column and populate the new value ...
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Is it possible that ArcObjectsed ITable.Search hits default table version but cursor iterates over the edited current version of the table?

I'm very new to ArcObjects and working on an ArcMap addin. I'm having some trouble with understanding the results I'm receiving from my queryFilter. It seems doing a ITable.Search(queryFilter, true) ...
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Inserting row into table and then updating it in sum of each column using ArcPy?

My problem is the following: I have a table with an unknown number of columns (n) Use arcpy.ListFields create a list of columns and generates Field name list Then, using arcpy.da.InsertCursor create ...
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Using ArcPy to Read from Excel Spreadsheet to Python Dictionary

How would I go about creating a script that reads a specified excel spreadsheet and places the values in a dictionary? I have read about the xlrd library and how the library in such endeavors to read ...
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Trying to delete identical values within an update cursor

I'm trying to use the DeleteIdentical_management tool within an update cursor. I'm pretty sure I'm going about this the wrong way, I'd like to see if someone could help. I'm relatively new to python, ...
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How to set NULL value by arcpy.da.InsertCursor on date column?

How to set NULL value by arcpy.da.InsertCursor on date column? I try insert "NULL", None, '', 0 dictIN= [{'field1':"test1",'date1':'01-02-2015','date2':''},\ ...
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How to use python in arcgis to create new layer from selection and export into individual maps

I am trying to create county level maps by looping through a master file for each county. However, I get an error message when I try to run the code. I'm not sure what is wrong with my code and I ...
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arcpy.SearchCursor row.var

In arcpy.SearchCursor for row in rows I can return row.fieldname statically, but if fieldname is a variable, I don't know how to return the row.value of that variable dynamically. for example: ...
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Why is my cursor empty?

Yesterday I set up a Python script using a cursor on a layer. Today I've tried running again and no matter what I run it in, the cursor is empty. I've tried removing the query on the layer, tried ...
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How to add XY point and update attributes with ArcPy 10.0

I would like to create a script tool that takes 3 parameters in ArcMap: Google maps coordinate (e.g. -33.876846, 151.215117) text string text string The coordinates would define the XY geometry, ...
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Passing ModelBuilder parameter to update cursor gives ERROR 999999?

I have two point layers. I trust the geometry (read: x and y coordinates) from one of them, but not the attributes data. I trust the attribute data but not the geometry from the other one (the ...
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How to return a unique value from table using Arcpy?

Using Arcpy in Python, I would like to return / print '0.15' from the following table: When I use the following code I get "(u'D', 0.20)" as my print statement in Python: import arcpy fc = ...
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Importing XML Schema, Update/Delete Field Names

Presently, I am trying to write a script to import a XML workspace that contains the outline of schema. I want to create a tool/script that allows the user to import it, specify the number of certain ...