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how to check if cursor object is empty?

Question asked by turnerkyle on Feb 2, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 26, 2016 by blake.terhune
It seems an easy task, but I can't figure out how to check if the searchcursor object is empty.
I know that it is empty because the query fails....i.e. arcpy.searchcursor(FC, query).
However, even if it (arcpy.searchcursor..) fails, it still returns a geoprocessing cursor object...

rows = gp.SearchCursor(crosswalk_dbf,query)

print rows ---> returns
<geoprocessing cursor object object at 0x029C7CC0>

I can't check if it's empty, because, well, it's not.
And for reasons I obviously don't understand.......

rows = gp.SearchCursor(crosswalk_dbf,query)
for row in rows:
  if not row.isNull(fieldname)


is always 'true'.

Please help.

I'm using Arc10 SP3, win 7 64bit.

Many thanks.