I'm working on a script that prints the names of hospitals that are within a certain zip-code. When I run my code, though, python keeps giving me an Error message that says that my Hospitals shapefile does not exist. I've tested to see whether or not the shapefile exists using arcpy.Exists and I get the answer "True". I was also wondering if it might be because the file is locked in some way but I've tried deleting my objects and cursors as well as closing arcgis and restarting python and nothing has changed.
Can anyone tell me why Python is not recognizing my shapefile?
Code for reference:
import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace=r"C:\Users\Cara\Documents\MPSGIS\Programming and Scripting\Lab6\Lab 6 Data" work=arcpy.env.workspace zip5=78705 strZip=str(zip5) arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True def searchHospitals(work,zip5): fc= "Hospitals.shp" #create a list to store values hospitals= whereClause= '"ZIPCODE" LIKE'+"'%s%%'"% strZip sCursor= arcpy.SearchCursor(fc, whereClause, "", "", "") for row in sCursor: rowHospital = row.getValue("NAME") #if rowHospital value is not already in hospitals, append. if (not(rowHospital in hospitals)): hospitals.append(rowHospital) #number of hospitals in list count= len(hospitals) #print results print hospitals print "Total %s hospitals were found in zip-code %s"%(count, zip5) del row, sCursor
Here is the error message:
searchHospitals(work,zip5) Traceback (most recent call last): File "<pyshell#4>", line 1, in <module> searchHospitals(work,zip5) File "C:\Users\Cara\Documents\MPSGIS\Programming and Scripting\Python Scripts\cursor_objects.py.py", line 98, in searchHospitals sCursor= arcpy.SearchCursor(fc, whereClause, "", "", "") File "C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\arcpy\arcpy\__init__.py", line 1167, in SearchCursor return gp.searchCursor(dataset, where_clause, spatial_reference, fields, sort_fields) File "C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\arcpy\arcpy\geoprocessing\_base.py", line 359, in searchCursor self._gp.SearchCursor(*gp_fixargs(args, True))) IOError: "Hospitals.shp" does not exist