How do you duplicate a point within a single feature class using Python? I have a partial sample script below, but in a nutshell, I want to duplicate a point, copy it into the same shapefile, and pupulate the fields with user-provided strings. I suspect this is elementary, but I'm new at this and am frustrated with loops and cursors.
# Script tool will take a point file and allow the user to duplicate a single point while updateing necessary field information.
# The purpose is not to delete or overwrite the orginal point object, but rather to ad a duplicate point with the new information.
# This allows historical context for apoint that spatially never changes, but who's fields are dynamic.
# No information is hard-coded.
# set up input variables for target folder and target dataset.
targetFC=arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) # this is the point file
targetKeyField=arcpyGetparameterAsText(1) # this is the key field in the point file
newKeyID=arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2) # must be duplicate of a string in targetKeyField
newField2 = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(3)
newField3 = arcpy.GetParamaterAsText(4)
# Add new fields to table
in_table = targetFC
field_name2 = "Field_2"
field_name3 = "Field_3"
field_type = "TEXT"
arcpy.AddField_management(in_table, field_name2, field_type)
arcpy.AddField_management(in_table, field_name3, field_type)
# Loop through targetFC to find a match between newKeyID and a string in targetKeyField
with arcpy.da.SearchCursor(targetFC, [targetKeyField, "SHAPE@"]) as cursor:
# insertCursor based on the match; duplicate the point in the table
# Populate the new cursor with the new parameters (newField2, newField3, etc)
# Error if the newParcelID does not match a string in the targetKeyField
# User is brought back to enter a new newKeyID string.