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Using Python to query a text string

Question asked by abutterer on Mar 2, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 2, 2018 by jborgion

I'm just getting started with Python and was following the example in: Using Feature Layers | ArcGIS for Developers 


I was able to follow the example but then I tried to manipulate it to use my data.  Everything was good until I got to the query.  I was able to query the numerical data fine but when I tried to pull a text value I couldn't make it work.


I tried a couple different ways but the one that seems to closest (to my admittedly untrained eye) is:


query_result1 = feature_layer.query(where='recordCulvertCorrect=' "no"',


My guess is it has to do with the way I am trying to work with the text string but I can't see to find what I'm looking for on line.  Any help is appreciated.