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 basins and select all fields that fall within them.
- Reverse sort by a oil recoverable volume attribute (largest to smallest).
- Sub-select the first 5 rows of the selection and export this to a feature class (other rows will be appended).
The first two steps I think I am ok with however, I'm stuck on how I would go about creating the sub-set where the first 5 rows are selected and then exported. If there are <5 rows, all will be selected, if there are 0 rows they will be ignored.
How, using ArcGIS Desktop 10.2, can I achieve the goal of selecting the first 5 rows of a selection?
The da.SearchCursor can be used to sort but not sure after that.