SearchCursor won't reset?

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08-13-2012 02:25 PM
RobertMartin2
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I am trying to get my feet wet with Python but something has me stumped. I made a test feature class with just one object and used that to instantiate a cursor. I looped over the FC and told it to print some text each time, which it did. I then reset the cursor and tried doing the same thing again but nothing prints. This is how my code looks:

>>> rows = arcpy.SearchCursor("pyLateralLine") >>> for row in rows: ...     print "something"


Can anyone think of what I'm doing wrong here? Thanks!
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JasonScheirer
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Calling .reset() is sketchy as best (it doesn't work on certain storage formats), you'll want to create a new SearchCursor object pointing to the same data.

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JasonScheirer
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Calling .reset() is sketchy as best (it doesn't work on certain storage formats), you'll want to create a new SearchCursor object pointing to the same data.

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PriscillaCole
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Can you elaborate? Which storage formats don't work with .reset()?

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BruceBacia
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rows = arcpy.SearchCursor("pyLateralLine")
for row in rows:
    print "something"
del row
del rows
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BruceBacia
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maybe you could try the del row,rows ?
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