What technology is used behind arcpy cursors?

Discussion created by yo_haha on Sep 26, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 26, 2013 by JScheirer-esristaff

I'm using ArcGIS Server 10.0. I have a geoprocessing using arcpy search, update and insert cursors. I'd like to know more about the technology behind these cursors.

Does it use any driver or pool to connect to the database (I'm using Oracle 11g)?

Does it open a connexion to the DB once at the creation of the cursor and close it when the cursor is deleted? What about transactions?

Does the cursor open a new connexion and transaction to the DB each time a row is updated or inserted?