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Edit Session for Update Cursor?

Question asked by jborgion Champion on Aug 27, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 27, 2018 by jborgion

ArcMap 10.5.1


In Problems with an Update Cursor I noted that I received an error upon running an update cursor on a table view.  I just ran it again and got:


Runtime error
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 10, in <module>
RuntimeError: The operation is not supported within an edit session.


    with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor('ba_view',fields)as updatecursor:
        for row in updatecursor:   # this is line 10 the error refers to....


I suspect my lack of experience with update cursors is the root cause; I ran it in an edit session in ArcMap to get the error.  I don't get the error outside of an edit session.


For some reason, I thought update cursors needed to be run in an edit session: is that not the case?



Joshua Bixby