I am looking to get a count on the polygonNieghbor and if it has polygons in it then I want to move to the next step MakeFeatureLayer. and If it doesn't have any features I would like it to finish.

Is there any other way to do this?


if arcpy.GetCount_management(PolygonNeighbor_TableSelect) > 0:
    arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(MapUnitPolys, inFeatures_lyr)
     print "done"

All geoprocessing tools produce a Results object. You want the first output of your GetCount results object. The output will be a string, so you also must convert the string to an integer.

if int (arcpy.GetCount_management(PolygonNeighbor_TableSelect) [0]) > 0:

  • so would I just replace if arcpy.GetCount_management(PolygonNeighbor_TableSelect) > 0: with if int (arcpy.GetCount_management(PolygonNeighbor_TableSelect) [0]) > 0: – Lbook Jun 12 at 20:36
  • Correct.You would. – Emil Brundage Jun 12 at 20:37
  • Now I get an SyntaxError: invalid syntax with else. – Lbook Jun 12 at 20:44
  • Check your indents. – Emil Brundage Jun 12 at 21:58
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    You're missing the colon as well. else: – Emil Brundage Jun 12 at 22:11

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