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How to print out records from Search Cursor

Question asked by fumani on Aug 18, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2015 by fumani

I have a schools shapefile with different facilities. I created a search cursor to only select records where the field "name" is equal to high school. Then I was to use a for loop to print out all the names of the different high schools. I managed to complete this successfully;however, I must also print out the no. of high schools that I just queried in the search cursor. So for instance I managed to use the search cursor to print out 35 high schools (or atleast their names). How would I use the search cursor to print out the no. of records or no. of highschools that I have just printed out. I can't use the selectlayer only search cursor. Here's my code below.


#import arcpy module

import arcpy

from arcpy import env

arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True

# I am setting the work path

env = 'S:\\376\\Summer15-2\\ahutche1\\lab07_data\\SectionB\\'

#I will set the variable for the schools shapefile

schools = 'Schools'

#create search cursor to loop thru schools. use where clause to return schools

#that are high schools. Use loops

#print out all the highschool names

#print total no. of high school records

sr = arcpy.SpatialReference(4326)

#I will create a search cursor for the schools shapefile

field = "NAME"

exp1 = '"FACILITY" = \'HIGH SCHOOL\''

cursor = arcpy.SearchCursor(env+schools+'.shp',exp1)



#I have now printed out all of the names of the facilities that are high schools

for row in cursor:


#this code above was successful


#I am attempting to print out the number of facilities that are highschools  but this is wrong because it prints out the total no. of records and not the ones I queried above.

#while cursor:

    #count = arcpy.GetCount_management(env+schools+'.shp')

    #result = int(count.getOutput(0))

    #print result