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Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook by Eric Pimpler

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Constructing proper attribute query syntax

The construction of property attribute queries is critical to your success in creating geoprocessing scripts that query data from feature classes and tables. All attribute queries that you execute against feature classes and tables will need to have the correct SQL syntax and also follow various rules depending upon the datatype that you execute the queries against.

Getting ready

Creating the syntax for attribute queries is one of the most difficult and time-consuming tasks that you'll need to master when creating Python scripts that incorporate the use of the Select by Attributes tool. These queries are basically SQL statements along with a few idiosyncrasies that you'll need to master. If you already ...

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