Using an arcpy script how do I get the feature attribute count per feature class in a fileGDB? Ideally I would like to output to a spreadsheet, with the feature class name in one column and the attribute count in another.

  • by "feature attribute count" do you mean a count of how many features there are, or a count of how many attributes (fields?) a feature has?
    – mr.adam
    Jul 9, 2015 at 19:23
  • The number of attributes per feature class in a fileGDB.
    – ionicdez
    Jul 9, 2015 at 19:35

1 Answer 1


Use this function to return all of the feature classes in the GDB:

def listFcsInGDB():
    for fds in arcpy.ListDatasets('','feature') + ['']:
        for fc in arcpy.ListFeatureClasses('','',fds):
            yield os.path.join(arcpy.env.workspace, fds, fc)

Now loop over that function to work with each individual feature class:

arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\\gdb"
for fc in listFcsInGDB():
    print fc
    print arcpy.GetCount_management(fc) <-- number of rows
    print len(arcpy.ListFields(fc)) <-- number of columns

I've left the part about writing to a spreadsheet up to you.

Note, I haven't tested this so feel free to correct me if I made any mistakes.


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