Laura.... I think any shmo can... however, I have never had any problem with forward slashes. My default is "raw" encoding (using the little 'r' in scripts). In geoprocessing tools, I don't type... I navigate and select files and let arc* wizardry do its work. I would investigate further and see whether other paths fail with forward slashes. I am wondering if it just may be that particular folder, or something in the mp module (which I rarely use). Give it shot and if it is reproduceable, then file a report ... however, the first thing that will be suggested is to upgrade to the latest version (2.6.3) Good luck!
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Hi David, yes, that appears to be true. I tested the same simple procedure (update cursor with no edit session) on a feature class that was not "in a relationship class", but was in the same file geodatabase and no error was thrown. This makes me think that the help page for the update cursor needs to list at least one additional situation in which an edit session is required (unless being in a relationship means it's versioned?). Currently, the help page says this: Note: Opening simultaneous insert or update operations on the same workspace using different cursors requires the start of an edit session. Note: Using UpdateCursor on versioned data requires the start of an edit session. There is no mention of datasets in a relationship needing an edit session. I wonder if there will be additional surprise situations in which an edit session is required. Take-home lessons from this, dear readers: When you're trying to update an attribute table and you see this error: RuntimeError: Objects in this class cannot be updated outside an edit session pop in a line of code like this: with arcpy . da . Editor (workspacePath ) as edit : to wrap around your update cursor code. And don't ask why. 2. If you create a feature class using the GeoTagged Photos To Points (Data Management) tool, you will need an edit session to make updates to its attribute table with an update cursor. 3. Don't worry about having the data on Google File Drive. That should be fine.
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