I have a feature class in a file geodatabase. I want to select features from the feature class and export their attribute to an excel sheet. I need a python tool in ArcGIS which does this. My problem is, how can i pass only selected features to arcpy cursor.
In the post (Getting list of selected features in ArcGIS for Desktop using Python code? ) i read that cursor object only returns selected rows for a layer. But this does not seem to work for a feature class in file geodatabase. When i pass a feature class to search cursor it returns all the features in the feature class even when there are selected features in ArcMAP.
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code to pass the feature class to python toolbox
def getParameterInfo(self): param1 = arcpy.Parameter( displayName = "Input Feature", name = "in_layer", datatype = "DEFeatureClass", parameterType = "Required", direction= "Input") param1.filter.list = ["Polyline"] params = [param1] return params def execute(self, parameters, messages): fc = parameters.valueAsText fields = [f.name for f in arcpy.ListFields(fc)] l = [[row.getValue(field) for row in arcpy.SearchCursor(fc)] for field in fields ]