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fieldMap.outputField referencing describe object, not field object

Question asked by nrwilson14 on Nov 4, 2014
Latest reply on May 20, 2015 by bixb0012

This is my first whack at field mapping. I've looked through the history of posts on this issue and have implemented the solutions (as far as I understand them). But it's not working for me.


Basically, when I assign field = fieldMap.outputField, the field variable then references a describe field object object instead of a field object. I can = "NAME" but when I apply that to the field map via fieldMap.outputField(file, field) it bombs.


It's my understanding that fieldMap.outputField should return a field object, but for some reason I'm getting a describe object. Any help would be welcome!


# input files and workspaces
fgdb = r"N:\GDB\GDB.gdb"
HDMSfile = r"N:\GDB\plants\HDMS.shp"
GDBfile = r"N:\GDB\GDB.gdb\Occurrence_scriptgen"
sppfile = r"N:\GDB\GDB.gdb\SpeciesList"

# environments set
arcpy.env.workspace = fgdb

# field map preparation
fieldmappings = arcpy.FieldMappings()
fm_SiteIdHDMS = arcpy.FieldMap()
print "Field map prepared."

fm_SiteIdHDMS.addInputField(HDMSfile, "EO_ID")
fld_SiteIdHDMS = fm_SiteIdHDMS.outputField = "SiteID_HDMS"
print fld_SiteIdHDMS
fm_SiteIdHDMS.outputField(GDBfile, fld_SiteIdHDMS)


Python Interpreter Results:

Field map prepared.


<geoprocessing describe field object object at 0x16A18F80>

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "<string>", line 254, in run_nodebug

  File "N:\RarePlants_CNF\PythonScripts\", line 46, in <module>

    fm_SiteIdHDMS.outputField(CNFfile, fld_SiteIdHDMS)

TypeError: 'Field' object is not callable


(line 46 corresponds to line 20 of the above scrippet)