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arcpy script using sqlalchemy and pandas only runs once

Question asked by GuyCarpenterMunich on Aug 8, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 11, 2016 by bixb0012

I am struggling with the following issue:

I created a arcpy script in which I connect to a database via sqlalchemy and collect some data into a pandas data frame. When I execute the tool within ArcGIS 10.3., it works perfectly fine. However, when I try to run it a second time within the same ArcGIS-session, it does not proceed, does not react to cancelling and seems to do nothing at all.

Here is what I basically do:


from sqlalchemy import create_engine
import pandas

# set up sqlalchemy engine:
engine = create_engine('mssql+pyodbc://[USER]:[PASSWORD]@[SERVER]/[DATABASE]?driver=SQL+Server')
# design query
query = "some SELECT query here"
# read data to pandas data frame
df = pandas.read_sql_query(query, engine)

As I said, for the first run, everything is fine. When I execute it again, nothing happens, not even an error message. Another strange thing: it looks like it works fine when I execute the code from my IDE's python console, I can run it as often as I like. Seems like the problem is either in the engine setup or within ArcGIS.


Any help would be great, thank you!


EDIT: When I modify the script to force an error, fix this error and run it again, I get the following error message:



File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\sqlalchemy\sql\", line 2469, in __init__
for c in columns:
AttributeError: 'tuple' object has no attribute 'lowercase'