I am struggling with a very simple task of inserting "SHAPE@XY" into a point feature class. Following is what I have:

xy = [(361087.15436001675, 198747.07296730898), (361530.56426259346, 198976.62248019245),
      (361692.3015462744, 197815.78617074457), (361845.0959187896, 198297.07296730898),
      (362135.3345548634, 197552.7531621556)]

fc = "C:/temp/xy.shp"
cursor = arcpy.da.InsertCursor(fc, ["SHAPE@XY"])
for row in xy:

del cursor

it throws back error:

TypeError: sequence size must match size of the row

I used field calculator to add x and y field into the same shapefile form where I retrieved these points, and it works fine to add above set of co-ordinates to a multiline feature class, but above set of lines fail. Any suggestions?

  • 5
    Try cursor.insertRow([row]) instead Jan 17 '14 at 4:50
  • great! it worked.
    – Ibe
    Jan 17 '14 at 4:55
  • it returns with; AttributeError: 'arcpy.da.SearchCursor' object has no attribute 'insertCursor'
    – mertmcd
    Dec 30 '16 at 6:17

I found this article on ESRI an support page.

You've got a syntax error in your definition of xy. According to the website,

To be properly recognized, a single value tuple should be written with a trailing comma.

Try the following:

xy = [((361087.15436001675, 198747.07296730898),), ((361530.56426259346, 198976.62248019245),), ((361692.3015462744, 197815.78617074457),), ((361845.0959187896, 198297.07296730898),), ((362135.3345548634, 197552.7531621556),)]

The rest of your code should work fine.

It's kind of a pain, but it worked for me.

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  • I haven't tried it yet but will give it a shot later. Above one liner provided by @Jason worked.
    – Ibe
    Jan 17 '14 at 4:56

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