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python create polylines with attributes

Question asked by rralbritton on Jul 13, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2016 by dkwiens

I've used the following reference to create polylines, and it works great, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to attach attribute information with the polyline being drawn. In the script below, I want the "ID" value that's in the coordsList to also be an attribute feature for that polyline. 

#Input Variables
table = r"S:\Rachel\Data\Temp_Fiber_Manhole_Data\Python_Test\TubeRoutes_Test.dbf"
outputFC = r"S:\Rachel\Data\Temp_Fiber_Manhole_Data\Python_Test\test_output.shp"
template = r"S:\Rachel\Data\Temp_Fiber_Manhole_Data\Python_Test\test_template.shp"

#Create List of coordinates (ID, X, Y)
coordsList = []
for row in arcpy.SearchCursor(table):
    del row

cur = None
    # Create the output feature class
    arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management(os.path.dirname(outputFC),os.path.basename(outputFC), "POLYLINE", template,"","",template)

    # Open an insert cursor for the new feature class
    cur = arcpy.da.InsertCursor(outputFC, ["SHAPE@"])

    # Create an array object needed to create features
    array = arcpy.Array()

    # Initialize a variable for keeping track of a feature's ID.
    ID = -1
    for coords in coordsList: 
        if ID == -1:
            ID = coords[0]

        # Add the point to the feature's array of points
        #If the conduit bank ID  has changed, create a new feature
        if ID != coords[0]:
        array.add(arcpy.Point(coords[1], coords[2], ID=coords[0]))
        ID = coords[0]
    # Add the last feature

except Exception as e:
    # Cleanup the cursor if necessary
    if cur:
        del cur
print "done"