How to handle a joined field?

Discussion created by grub80 on Nov 22, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 23, 2010 by clm42
Hi everybody,

I apologize if my question sounds stupid to many of you, but I am really a beginner with both Python and ArcGIS. 

Following the suggestion given by Donovan Cameron in this thread, I JOINED my polygon attribute table with an another one (i.e. Sum_Output.dbf). So now I have some fields in my polygon attribute table that are the result of this JOIN operation. One example is the OID field.

Now, here comes the Python question/problem, it seems that I can't  access none of those joined fields (e.g. OID) with cursors, because those fields don't actually belong to my polygon attribute table.  Is there a way to "copy"  the joined fields as they appear to my actual polygon attribute table?

Thank you in advance for your help!