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CalculateField error

Question asked by recurvata on Aug 27, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 27, 2014 by curtvprice

I'm getting an ExecuteError, error 000539, in the code below when Calculating the field. The error appears to be on the second instance of fc, fc.capitalize(), because when I take out the capitalize(), I get the same error but without the capitalized name. I can't figure out what the problem is. Any ideas? Thanks.


# code

fds = 'RawFramework'

    newfield = 'CountyName'

    lstRawFCs = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses(None, 'All', fds)


    for fc in lstRawFCs:


            arcpy.AddField_management(fc, newfield, 'TEXT', field_length = 25, field_alias = 'County Name')

            arcpy.CalculateField_management(fc, newfield, fc.capitalize(), 'PYTHON_9.3')

        except Exception as e:

            print(e.message, e.__class__)


# sample error

(CalculateField).\n', <class 'arcgisscripting.ExecuteError'>)

('ERROR 000539: Error running expression: St_clair \nTraceback (most recent call last):\n  File "<expression>", line 1, in <module>\nNameError: name \'San_Diego\' is not defined\n\nFailed to execute (CalculateField).\n', <class 'arcgisscripting.ExecuteError'>)