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Geoprocessing service gives error, but runs fine when ran as standalone script or python tool

Question asked by Msouff on Sep 9, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 15, 2015 by Msouff

Has anyone have this problem? I created a python script, and it runs fine in a python interface or as a python tool in Arcmap, but when I convert it to a geoprocessing service it won't run. Furthermore, the error it gives it's unclear:


RuntimeError: Objects in this class cannot be updated outside an edit session


This error doesn't make sense because 1. the process is done in an editing session, and 2. it works as a standalone script or as a python tool.


Below is the code in case you want to take a look, but again it runs fine so the problem seems to be in the geoprocessing service step.


import arcpy

arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True

# If needed create a connection file to the sde geodatabase
if not arcpy.Exists('connect.sde'):

arcpy.env.workspace = r'connect.sde'

# Input files
districts = '*****'
sites = '*****'

arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(sites, 'sites')

# Start an editing session
with arcpy.da.Editor(arcpy.env.workspace) as edit:
  fields = ['Name', 'totalsites', 'completedsites', 'SHAPE@']
  with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor(districts, fields) as cursor:
    for row in cursor:
      name = row[0]
      shape = row[3]
      arcpy.SelectLayerByLocation_management('sites', 'WITHIN', shape)
      arcpy.CopyFeatures_management('sites', 'in_memory/selected')
      # count total and completed
      total = 0
      completed = 0
      siteFields = ['SITE_STATUS']
      with arcpy.da.SearchCursor('in_memory/selected', siteFields) as cursor2:
        for row2 in cursor2:
          status = row2[0]
          total += 1
          if status == '****':
            completed += 1
      row[1] = total
      row[2] = completed
print 'Finished'     


Thanks a in advance,