The Data Access Module and Cursors
The Data Access module is for working with data. You have already seen some functions from the Data Access module (the
Describe function from Chapter 2, Basics of ArcPy) that assist you in finding different data types. In addition to that, the Data Access module can be used to walk through directories to find data; it contains cursors to assist in finding and updating data and an editor class that allows you to edit data on enterprise systems when other users are accessing the data.
In this chapter, you will learn how to walk through a directory to extract all the ZIP files present and move them to an organized geodatabase structure. You will also create a Notebook using cursors that will insert census demographic ...