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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Using Arc 10.0 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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Multiple Cursors

Below is the sql statement which I have explained below. Declare Cursor c1 is select store_number ,0 as total_area,0 as BG_ID ,0 as store_geom from table1 where CLIENT_ID= 1 and ORG_ID ...
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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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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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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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ArcPy Cursor iteration update

I'm trying to get the cursor to iterate through rows and fields looking for blank or null values and change them to 999999 but it's not changing anything. fc = ...
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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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How do I copy polygon features with a WHERE clause using ArcPy.da

This question is similar to Copy a polygon geometry in Arcpy, except within the context of using Arcpy.da instead. I want to copy the geometry from one feature class to another using ArcPy.da (I'm ...
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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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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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Using update cursor with list of shapefiles

I'm still pretty new to using cursors. What I'd like to do is create a list of shapefiles. Within those shapefiles I would like to populate a field "NAME" with the shapefile name less the .shp ...
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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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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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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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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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Updating records in a table using GetCount and an Update Cursor

What I have is a buffer which is then used to select a number of point features which intersect the polygon. I would like to take that number and add the value to a table. The row where the value will ...
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How to copy data from one table to another using cursors?

I'm going to be as descriptive as possible. I have a table (TA) with values which are null for some rows, filled out for others. I have a table (TB) with the null values filled out. Dec in TA is the ...
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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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SearchCursor returns strange value

my searchCursor look like this. arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\\Users\\lambioch\\Documents\\LSJR_GIS_Results\\Scoring\\Ecodis_clip_split" #set workspace to folder with values eco = arcpy.SearchCursor ...
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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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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 ...