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Need help to optimize my code

Question asked by evtguy on Dec 10, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 11, 2012 by Wayne_Whitley
I have a python script which runs fine but takes far too long to run so I'm hoping some of the more experienced python coders can offer suggestions about where I can be more efficient. The script I've written will hopefully be run as a windows task at a given time interval to constantly update a table in SDE which will be consumed by a web map.

As I said, the table is in SDE but the source data is a table in an Access database. Due to a daily database maintenance period, the Access database cannot be touched unless the presence/absence of two files is true (hence the conditional statement about the files). If it's ok to proceed, here's what happens:

  1. Delete all records from the SDE table

  2. Connect to the Access database

  3. Step through the records in an Access Query and transfer that information into the SDE table

It took roughly 20 minutes to transfer 2200 records. That seems WAY too slow so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Here's the code:

import sys import os import pyodbc import arcpy from datetime import datetime from arcpy import env  file01 = r"\\Path\to\File01" #This file must exist file02 = r"\\Path\to\File02" #This file must NOT exist expression = '1=1' #SQL shorthand which select all records theTable = "tblGageData"  # The tables within DIADvisor must not be accessed during its daily database maintenance. # OneRain recommends checking for the existence and non-existence of two specific files. # If both conditions are true, it is safe to proceed with accessing the data within the # dvLive Access database if os.path.exists(file01) and not os.path.exists(file02):         print "Processing start time: " + str(                  env.workspace = r"Database Connections\SdeConnection.sde"         try:                 # Set some local variables                 tempTableView = "gageTableView"                  # Execute MakeTableView                 arcpy.MakeTableView_management(theTable, tempTableView)                  # Execute SelectLayerByAttribute to select all records                 arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management(tempTableView, "NEW_SELECTION", expression)                  # Execute GetCount and if some records have been selected, then execute                 #  DeleteRows to delete the selected records.                 if int(arcpy.GetCount_management(tempTableView).getOutput(0)) > 0:                         arcpy.DeleteRows_management(tempTableView)                                  # Now connect to the DIADvisor access database and import the most recent data                 # This requires the PYODBC module for Python                 cstring = r'DRIVER={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=Path\to\Access\Database\Database.mdb;Provider=MSDASQL;'                 conn = pyodbc.connect(cstring)                 cursor = conn.cursor()                                  sqlString="SELECT * FROM LAST3DAYS"                 counter = 0                 # Loop through the results returned via the ODBC connection                 for cRow in cursor.execute(sqlString):                     curSensorId = cRow.SENSOR_ID                     curEpoch = cRow.EPOCH                     curData = cRow.DATA                                counter += 1                     #Insert a new row into the SDE table with the current DIADvisor record's information                     curSde = arcpy.InsertCursor(r"Database Connections\SdeConnection.sde\tblGageData")                      row = curSde.newRow()                     row.SENSOR_ID = curSensorId                     row.EPOCH = curEpoch                     row.DATA = curData                     curSde.insertRow(row)                                  # Close the ODBC connection and perform some variable cleanup                 cursor.close()                 conn.close()                 del row                 del conn                 del curSde                 del cRow                 del cursor                 print "Number of record(s) in the DIADvisor database: " + str(counter)                 print "Processing end time: " + str(         except Exception as e:                 # If an error occurred, print line number and error message                 import traceback, sys                 cursor.close()                 conn.close()                 tb = sys.exc_info()[2]                 print "Line %i" % tb.tb_lineno                 print str(e)  else:         sys.exit()