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Error using row.getValue()

Question asked by Xhosa on Mar 30, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2015 by carlsunderman

I am trying to use the updateCursor but with little luck... What I would like to do is copy field values from an existing field in the table to a newly created field in the table. The issue I am having is that some tables have different name values and field types. I wonder if I am overcomplicating the whole issue or if I am setting something up incorrectly. I am just not sure at this point. Any insight and help with this will be greatly appreciated!


I am getting error 999999 on "return convertArcObjectToPythonObject(self._arc_object.GetValue(*gp_fixargs(args)))".




for filename in filenames:
         if fnmatch.fnmatch(filename, "*Anno*") == True:
            print "Skipped annotation file: " + filename
         elif fnmatch.fnmatch(filename, "*grid*") == True:
            print "Skipped grid file: " + filename
            #LOOP FIELDS
            fieldList = arcpy.ListFields(os.path.join(dirpath, filename))
            for field in add_Fields:
                if field[0] in [ for f in fieldList]:
                    print "Field name: " + field[0] + " exists in " + filename + " DO NOT ADD"

                    print "Adding " + field[0] + " name to table " + filename
                    arcpy.AddField_management(*(os.path.join(dirpath, filename),) + field)

            #create field search list
            possibleSearchFields = ["ENG_NAME", "Name"]
            updateField = ["New_Name"]
            searchFields = []

            #Loop through possibleSearchFields
            for psf in possibleSearchFields:
                if psf in [ for f in fieldList]:
                    #add to searchFields

            #LOOP ROWS
                cur = arcpy.UpdateCursor(os.path.join(dirpath, filename))
                for row in cur:
                    for searchField in searchFields:
                        if row.getValue(updateField) == None:
                                print searchField + "exists in the table and is updating: " + filename
                                row.setValue(updateField, row.getValue(searchField))
                            print " No name field in the search list: " + filename



Thank you