I'm trying to use an integer value in a WHERE clause (looking at an integer field).

expression = "'SERVICE' = 'Service' "
expression = expression + 'AND '
expression = expression + "'GPS_TIME_TOTAL' > " + "%d" % 10

This code (using the %d) gives me 'ExecuteError: ERROR 000358: Invalid expression'

When I use %s and '', it runs OK but doesn't give me any records because it's looking into a integer field to find a string.

'SERVICE' = 'Service' AND 'GPS_TIME_TOTAL' > '10'

Any ideas?

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    Apr 24, 2013 at 11:46
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    – user3461
    Apr 24, 2013 at 15:06

2 Answers 2


Try this

sql = '"SERVICE" = \'Service\' AND "GPS_TIME_TOTAL" > %d' % 10

Found a solution. I built it up in Arcmap and got the python snippit... turns out using docstring will work

expression = expression + '''"GPS_TIME_TOTAL" < 15'''

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