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Field calculator results in "failure during geoprocessing"

Question asked by iboates on Mar 24, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 24, 2014 by iboates
I have a dataset containing roads with one-way information labelled only as "yes", "no", or blank.  Every road that is one-way is in the direction of digitization.  I created a new field called "oneway2" and did a select-by-attributes on everything where the original "oneway" field was 'yes'.  Then I tried to use the field calculator to set the field "oneway2" to 'FT' so that it will conform to the default network analyst settings.  The oneway2 field is Text length 50

Every time I do it, however, I get an error that says "There was a failure during processing, check the Geoprocessing Results window for details."

I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.  I just put 'FT' into the field calculator for that field (with single quotes).  The output is attached but it just gives an ambiguous "syntax error".

Any ideas?