I created a table with three fields but there are no values in these fields. Here is the screenshot of these fields.

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I want to add a new row with zeros for all these three fields. Here is my code.

with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor(selectionname,("OBJECTID","FREQUENCY","SUM_Shape_Area")) as cursor:
for row in cursor:
   if row[0] == None:
      row[0] = 0
      print selectionname + " is not empty"

Selectionname is my table, a parameter defined prior to this part of my code. First, I need to check if these three fields are empty, then adding a new row with zeros if they are empty. After several tries, I still could not add a new row to the table.

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    To add a new row you need to be using an InsertCursor. – PolyGeo Apr 11 at 2:46

Use GetCount to check if table is empty and da.InsertCursor to insert a row. I dont think you should try to set objectid, let it be set automatically. If you want your own ID then add another field for it.

import arcpy
table = 'C:\data.gdb\table123' #Change
fields = ['freq','sum'] #Change

if int(arcpy.GetCount_management(table).getOutput(0)) == 0:
    icur = arcpy.da.InsertCursor(table,fields)
    del icur
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    this is what I want and really appreciate your help! @BERA – Zhenyu Apr 11 at 19:43

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