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Replacing field values for pre direction field in ArcMap

Question asked by twashington2020 on Jun 1, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2020 by twashington2020

I am trying to replace the values in my predirection field in ArcMap using the field calculator.  Here is my sample code.

 

def predir(field):
if "S" in fields:
return field.replace("S","South")
elif "E" in fields:
return field.replace("E","EAST")
elif "W" in fields:
return field.replace("W", "WEST")
elif "N" in fields:
return field.replace("N", "NORTH")
elif "NE" in fields:
return field.replace("NE", "NORTHEAST")
elif "NW" in fields:
return field.replace("NW", "NORTHWEST")
elif "SE" in fields:
return field.replace("SE", "SOUTHEAST")
elif "SW" in fields:
return field.replace("SW", "SOUTHWEST")
else:
return field

 

I am getting the following error:

Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid

Error 000989: Python syntax error: Parsing error SyntaxError:Invalid syntax(line18)

Failed to execute (Calculate Field).

 

There are Null values in the field, but they need to be there for NextGen 911 purposes.  Any suggestions?  I was thinking of using a similar syntax for replacing my post direction and street type values as well.  Eventually I will need to put a script together that does all this for my street center lines and structures.

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