In addition to being used to edit rows in a table or feature class, an
UpdateCursor can also be used to delete rows. Please keep in mind that when rows are deleted outside an edit session, the changes are permanent.
In addition to
UpdateCursor can also delete records from a table or feature class. The
UpdateCursor object is created in the same way in either case, but instead of calling
updateRow(), you call
to delete a record. You can also apply a
where clause to
UpdateCursor, to limit the records returned. In this recipe, we'll use an
UpdateCursor object that has been filtered using a
where clause to delete records from our
FireIncidents feature class.