raw_input in Select_analysis?

Discussion created by rmcooper4 on Mar 30, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 31, 2011 by rmcooper4
I'm working on a simple suitability analysis project for my GIS programming class wherein raw_inputs iare used to define part of the where_clause in Select_analysis. Here is what I have so far:

import arcpy
EL1=raw_input('Enter name of elementary school')

When I run the script, I get the following error:
General function failure [SchoolDistrictsElementary]
Too few parameters. Expected 1.
Failed to execute (Select).

I've tried everything I could think of, although my Python-fu is pretty weak. Nonetheless, this seems like on of those cases when the answer is right under my nose. Any thoughts on how to fix this issue? Thanks!