Python - How to do a character replace when an ! is involved

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04-03-2017 02:15 PM
IanPeebles
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I am having an issue replacing an ! as a character from my record.  I want to replace a ! as a [blank].  I tried using this statement, but it does not work:

arcpy.CalculateField_management(CISAddressSDEFL, "NEIGHBOUR", "!NEIGHBOUR!.replace(\"!\", \"\")", "PYTHON", "")

All other special characters work, but not the !.  Any ideas on how to perform a replace?

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IanPeebles
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I figured it out, I basically concerted the ! to an ASCI code and it worked.  Here is my syntax:

# ! Screening
arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management(CISAddressSDEFL, "NEW_SELECTION", "NEIGHBOUR LIKE '%!%'")
explanationPointChar = chr(33)
arcpy.CalculateField_management(CISAddressSDEFL, "NEIGHBOUR", "!NEIGHBOUR!.replace(explanationPointChar, \"\")", "PYTHON", "")

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IanPeebles
Regular Contributor

I figured it out, I basically concerted the ! to an ASCI code and it worked.  Here is my syntax:

# ! Screening
arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management(CISAddressSDEFL, "NEW_SELECTION", "NEIGHBOUR LIKE '%!%'")
explanationPointChar = chr(33)
arcpy.CalculateField_management(CISAddressSDEFL, "NEIGHBOUR", "!NEIGHBOUR!.replace(explanationPointChar, \"\")", "PYTHON", "")

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