Of all the programming languages I know and use, Python is at the bottom so I want to post this script to see if what I have is as efficient as it can be. The Backstory: Our organization has a web map showing stream gage information. The gage information comes into and is stored in an Access. The third party stream gage software runs an annual maintenance on the Access database so we cannot just link to the table directly because that would conflict with database maintenance that occurs.
My solution was to develop a simple script which would connect to the Access database, select all records in a given query, and then transfer that information over to a table in SDE which, in turn, is consumed by the map's services. The script runs as a windows task every five minutes and performs an initial test to see if it's "safe" to connect to the Access Database. If it is, the data is read and passed on to the table. The number of rows in the Access database on average is roughly 2200-2400 records. Initially, the script took about 40 seconds to run but lately it has taken longer. (hence my post about it).
So- here is the script. I've left all the comments in it so hopefully there's not any confusion about what's happening. Is there a better way to approach and accomplish this task? Thanks!
import sys import os import linecache import logging import arcpy from datetime import datetime from arcpy import env file01 = r"\\pmc-floodwatch\DIADvisorDatabases\DvLive.mok" #This file must exist file02 = r"\\pmc-floodwatch\DIADvisorDatabases\DvLive.mno" #This file must NOT exist expression = '1=1' #SQL shorthand which select all records theTable = "tblGageData" #Establish the error log file logger = logging.getLogger('errorLog') hdlr = logging.FileHandler(r'\\snoco\gis\pw\tes\spwscc\python\errorLog.log') logger.addHandler(hdlr) # The tables within DIADvisor must not be accessed during its daily database maintenance. # OneRain recommends checking for the existence and non-existence of two specific files. # If both conditions are true, it is safe to proceed with connecting to the data within # the dvLive Access database if os.path.exists(file01) and not os.path.exists(file02): print "Processing start time: " + str(datetime.now()) env.workspace = r"C:\gishome\tasks\flood_warning_system\_SPW_GDBMGR@GIS_PW_SWM.sde" try: # Set some local variables tempTableView = "gageTableView" # Execute MakeTableView arcpy.MakeTableView_management(theTable, tempTableView) # Execute SelectLayerByAttribute to select all records arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management(tempTableView, "NEW_SELECTION", expression) # Execute GetCount and if some records have been selected, then execute # DeleteRows to delete the selected records. if int(arcpy.GetCount_management(tempTableView).getOutput(0)) > 0: arcpy.DeleteRows_management(tempTableView) # Now connect to the DIADvisor access database and import the most recent data # This requires the OLD DB connection previously established using ArcCatalog counter = 0 accessRows = arcpy.SearchCursor(r"C:\gishome\tasks\flood_warning_system\jetConnectForDvLive.odc\last3days") curSde = arcpy.InsertCursor(r"C:\gishome\tasks\flood_warning_system\_SPW_GDBMGR@GIS_PW_SWM.sde\tblGageData") # Loop through the results returned via the OLE DB connection for cRow in accessRows: curSensorId = cRow.sensor_id curEpoch = cRow.epoch curData = cRow.data curDataValue2 = cRow.dataValue2 counter += 1 #Insert a new row into the SDE table with the current DIADvisor record's information row = curSde.newRow() row.SENSOR_ID = curSensorId row.EPOCH = curEpoch row.DATA = curData row.dataValue2 = curDataValue2 curSde.insertRow(row) # We're done so perform some variable cleanup del row del accessRows del curSde del cRow print "Number of record(s) in the DIADvisor database: " + str(counter) print "Processing end time: " + str(datetime.now()) except Exception as e: # If an error occurred, print line number and error message exc_type, exc_obj, exc_tb = sys.exc_info() fname = os.path.split(exc_tb.tb_frame.f_code.co_filename) theMessage = "\n" + 80*"#" + "\n" + 80*"#" + "\n" theMessage = theMessage + "DATE/TIME: " + str(datetime.now()) + ":" + "\n" theMessage = theMessage + "EXECPTION: " + str(e) + "\n" + "\n" theMessage = theMessage + "CALLBACK TRACE: " + "\n" theMessage = theMessage + 20*" " + "File: " + str(exc_tb.tb_frame.f_code.co_filename) + "\n" theMessage = theMessage + 20*" " + "Line " + str(exc_tb.tb_lineno) + ": " + str(linecache.getline(exc_tb.tb_frame.f_code.co_filename, exc_tb.tb_lineno)) theMessage = theMessage + 20*" " + "Exception Type: " + str(exc_type) print theMessage logger.error(theMessage) else: sys.exit()