foresterdave

getting value for a personal Geodatabase memo field using a SearchCursor

Discussion created by foresterdave on Feb 10, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 13, 2012 by foresterdave
I working on a Python script to extract data from the feature class metadata.  Perusing the personal geodatabase I see that GDB_items is the table with the metadata and that metadata is in a field name Documentation.  I open up a search cursor on the gdb_items table.  Then access the Documentation field.  The cursor has values no value for this field.  Checking back in MS Access I see that the datatype is MEMO.
pseudo code:
cursor=arcpy.SearchCursor(SomeFeatureClass)
for row in cursor:
   print row.Name,row.Documentation

produces
Name None

Any idea as to why a memo field is not coming across in a Search cursor?

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