I want to save my 'feat' - selected by criteria polygons in shp.file to save in diferent shp.file on the disk by using SyncToDisk() in osgeo for vector. Code gives me error: AttributeError: SyncToDisk.

What can be wrong?

import osgeo, os
from osgeo import ogr, gdal

shpFile = r'C:\Users\ReBurns.shp'

driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('ESRI Shapefile')

ptsDS = driver.Open(shpFile)
ptsLayer = ptsDS.GetLayer()

#Passing criteria  to select polygons:    
myQuery = 'Area_ha > 39000.00'
print ptsLayer

for i in range(0, ptsLayer.GetFeatureCount()):
    pt = ptsLayer.GetNextFeature()
    print pt.GetField('Area_ha')

for i in range( 0, ptsLayer.GetFeatureCount()):
    feat = ptsLayer.GetFeature( i )
    print feat
feat = None
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    It is saying that there is no method called SyncToDisk on the object you are calling. I don't get what you are trying to do, so perhaps you need some more explanation. I think you probably want to sync a data source, not the feature. – BradHards Apr 15 '16 at 5:31

SyncToDisk is a method of a Layer object, not a feature. It doesn't take any parameters and is not used to save the layer to a new dataset on disk (which I presume you are trying to do). From a quick scan of the documentation, it appears to be used when you are editing/updating a layer and want to commit those changes:


Flush pending changes to disk.

This call is intended to force the layer to flush any pending writes to disk, and leave the disk file in a consistent state.

To copy your layer with the attribute filter applied, you could do something like:

outds = driver.CreateDataSource(r'C:\Users\ReBurns_Diss_Alb111.shp')
outlyr = outds.CopyLayer(ptsLayer,'ReBurns_Diss_Alb111')

Note that this code

for i in range( 0, ptsLayer.GetFeatureCount()):

can (and probably will) produce unexpected results, especially with a filter applied, as the GetFeature method does not get features by index, but by FID (feature ID). And to make things worse... I think it will ignore any filters...

To loop over the features in the filtered layer, just use:

for feat in ptsLayer:
  • Thank you, but there are No any features in the file 'ReBurns_Diss_Alb111'? When I use outds = driver.CreateDataSource(r'C:\Users\ReBurns_Diss_Alb111.shp') outlyr = outds.CopyLayer(ptsLayer,'ReBurns_Diss_Alb111') What can be a problem? . – Adams Apr 23 '16 at 21:41
  • @Adams post a new question – user2856 Apr 23 '16 at 21:45

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