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using Shape@ in where clause

Question asked by pk_davidson on Dec 20, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 22, 2015 by pk_davidson

I saw a posting from 2012 that answered the question if SHAPE@X or SHAPE@Y or SHAPE@XY could be used in forming the where_clause in an arcpy.da.XCursor  (search, update or insert)


Now that it's 2015, I'm wondering if that's still correct.


We have some data with NULLS in the ShapePoint data and I'm flipping them all to 0,0 in our state plane projection by:

    fields = ['OID@', 'SHAPE@X', 'SHAPE@Y','SP_ID' ]

    with  arcpy.da.UpdateCursor(myFC, fields) as cursor :

        for row in cursor:

            if row[1] == None  or row[1] == 0.0 or row[2] == None or row[2] == 0.0 :

                row[1] = 0.0

                row[2] = 0.0



I thought it would be cleaner to have a query string in the UpdateCursor but so far I've had no luck with

queryString = '"SHAPE@X" = NULL or "SHAPE@X" = 0 or "SHAPE@Y" = NULL or "SHAPE@Y" = 0'


queryString = 'SHAPE@X = NULL or SHAPE@X = 0 or SHAPE@Y = NULL or SHAPE@Y = 0'

or other variations thereof.

I've concluded that using the SHAPE part of a geodatabase in a da.Cursor query string is just not possible.

Is that correct?

Any suggestions?