I want to print all feature class names along with field names from a GDB, which are having empty/blank records in text file for user. Fields in feature classes are not same. So I want to skip some particular fields which are not requited to check for empty records. Below is my code and I don't know how to skip some fileds

import arcpy  
from arcpy import env 

env.workspace =  r"C:\Users\Test\Basemap.gdb\ROAD"

fclist = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses()

# want to find empty records for below list of feature classes
fields = ["S_CODE","CATEGORY"]

for fc in fclist:
    bad_list = []
    for field in fields:
        #print (fields)
        with arcpy.da.SearchCursor(fc, field) as cursor:
            for row in cursor:
                if row[0] in ["", None, " "]:
    f.writelines(fc+"contains empty records in"+str(bad_list)+"\n")


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Above is GDB structure. Please suggest how to skip particular fields (Ex: CODE, ADDRESS etc) in all feature classes while checking for empty records.


1 Answer 1


You could omit specific fields using an if statement within a list comprehension:

fields = [x.name for x in arcpy.ListFields(fc) if x.name not in ["CODE","ADDRESS"]]
  • In my others words, Each feature class in GDB, having some extra fields which are not required to check for empty records. So Intentionally I want skip some specific fields which will be specified at time of running code and also results to be written for text file.
    – Arb
    Sep 18, 2020 at 16:09
  • This is working
    – Arb
    Sep 18, 2020 at 16:39

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