Extract field values and use as parameter

Discussion created by boston1685 on May 19, 2011
Latest reply on May 20, 2011 by tlsilveus
I'm using v10 and am I am wanting to extract a field value from a shapefile and use that value as a new parameter in my Python script.  However, there doesn't seem to be an easy way to do this.  There is a ModelBuilder Only tool named Get Field Value, but it can't be used in Python.  You can throw the tool into ModelBuilder, export it to a Python script, and try and use the code, but the following line of code did not work as there was an error opening the toolbox:

arcpy.ImportToolbox("Model Functions")

I'm basically converting my shapefile to a table view, trying to run Get Field Value, and using that value as a parameter.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!