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

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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 ...
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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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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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Getting unique value of second field using arcpy.da.SearchCursor?

I have a feature class and using arcpy.da.SearchCursor I'm getting unique values of a field (e.g. Name). How can I use this method to get the associated row value of a different field (diff field = ...
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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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How to access adjacent rows with cursor?

In the attached screenshot, the attributes contain two field of interest "a" and "b". I want to write a script to access the adjacent rows in order to make some calculations. To access a single row, ...
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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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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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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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How to add Attributes to a polygon with arcpy

I have a question about arcpy. I want to create a polygon FeatureClass with attributes. The code below is just test-code that generates some polygons for speed testing. I want to add some additional ...
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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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Using da.SearchCursor to get count of unique values in a field

Is it possible to use arcpy.da.SearchCursor() to get a count of unique features in a field without a dictionary? So, by this I mean if I have a field called TEXT which contains 10,000 rows populated ...
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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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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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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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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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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 extract certain values from a table using the SearchCursor Tool

I am trying to write a python script to extract certain values from a table: the table I am referring to is a big collection of nitrate values for different water depths, which are deposited in the ...
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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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Arcpy Update Cursor (arcpy.da.UpdateCursor()) not saving changes to 'SHAPE@LENGTH'

Looked around and found other Cursor questions, but nothing dealing with updating 'SHAPE@LENGTH'. I am running ArcGIS 10.2.1 and have a multipoint shapefile that I am grouping into polygons based on a ...
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Using ArcPy update cursor to replace <Null> value?

I have been combing the help associated with (None) values in arc, and have not been able to solve the following problem: I have a a field with mixed Null and integer values: 0 100 I would like ...
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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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ArcPy Data Access Insert Cursor not writing geometries to feature class?

I'm running ArcGIS 10.2.1 and am having troubles with the Insert Cursor in the arcpy module. I have an empty feature class in my geodatabase and have created the short script below to try and find the ...
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Using Select By Location to update field in feature class using ArcPy?

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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ArcMap Using Python to Rename a Feature Class based on Print Results

I would like to rename a feature class based on the EDITOR and DATE fields. I wrote this code: import arcpy fc = "C:\Users\PythonTesting.gdb\MyFile" f1, f2, f3 = "EDITOR", "DATE", "OBJECTID" ...
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Zoom to Shapefile attribute table row feature

I am working with the python code below in ArcGIS to zoom into a shapefile's attribute table row features without selected until the end of table one by one. I am trying to use this code but this one ...
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Copy multiple features in feature class, update field value based on number copied

I have created a field which will indicate the records I want to alter. What I want to do is then cycle through these records, each will contain sum values in a field.Based on the sum I want to copy ...
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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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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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Basic arcpy script with cursors running SLOW!

I've got 2 polygons layers (no gaps): IDUs and crops. What I want is to identify the 3 largest crops by % area for each IDU. This seems common enough but I couldn't find a way to do it all using ...
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Use updatcursor to replace values in multiple fields

I have spent a couple days digging through forums here, ESRI help and elsewhere and each variation of the codes I have tried has not worked. As best as I can tell this is due to my attempt to loop ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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arcpy cursor not accepting float(Inf)

I have a vector layer in which I have added some fields of type 'float' using arcpy.AddField_management. I'm performing simple calculations between those fields using update cursors but the problem is ...
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Python Use SearchCursor/InsertCursor to split attributes in fields

I download data daily and create a geodatabase table. Fields: Company, Customers_Active, Customers Total, County, State Example Data {CompanyA,CompanyB}, {141,424}, {1000,3421}, Cook County, ...
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Using the UpdateCursor to change the values in fields added with arcpy.Addfield_management

I am working with some ArcGIS data and trying to add fields using AddField_management. >>> arcpy.AddField_management("huc4","Class","TEXT") I want to populate this new field using the ...
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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 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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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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arcpy.da cursor : iteration not started

I am trying to convert cursors written in 10.0 to use the new arcpy.da module in 10.2.1. If I step through the code in debug mode, it steps into the for loop; however, when I attempt to run the code I ...
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Do I need to set arcpy.env.workspace at the beginning of my python code?

I am new to Arcpy and have been doing simple tasks such as AddField_management and updateCursor. However I have been getting error msgs, such as errors 99999 etc. The errors I get are related to ...
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How to take 2 points from One featureClass, create a line between those points, and add the line to a new featureClass (aka Shape File)?

I'm a total noob/beginner in ArcObjects. I'm coding in C#. I want to extract 2 points from a given featureClass, create a straight line between those 2 points, create a new feature class and add ...
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Calculate Area proportional

I have two tables both of them having polygon geometry. Lets consider Table 1 has bigger polygons which overlap over the smaller polygons in table 2.Now I know how to find how many polygons from table ...
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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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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 ...