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TableView properties

Summary

The Describe function returns the following properties for Table Views. Table Properties are also supported.

A Table View returns a dataType of "TableView".

Properties

PropertyExplanationData Type
table
(Read Only)

A Describe object of the table associated with the table view

Describe
FIDSet
(Read Only)

arcpy.Describe will return a semicolon-delimited string of selected record IDs (record numbers)

arcpy.da.Describe will return a list of selected record IDs. If there are no selected records, FIDSet will return a None; if there is no selection, FIDSet will return an empty list.

String
fieldInfo
(Read Only)

The FieldInfo object (property set) of the table

FieldInfo
whereClause
(Read Only)

The table view selection where clause

String
nameString
(Read Only)

The name of the table view

String

Code sample

TableView properties example (stand-alone script)

The following stand-alone script creates an in memory table view from a feature class. It then displays some of the properties for the table view.

import arcpy

# Create a table view from a feature class
#
arcpy.MakeTableView_management(
        "C:/data/wellingham.gdb/water/water_pipes", 
        "pipes_view")

# Create a Describe object from the table view
#
desc = arcpy.Describe("pipes_view")

# Print some table view properties
#
print("Table View Name: " + desc.nameString)
print("Where Clause:    " + desc.whereClause)
print("Table Name:      " + desc.name)