Problem with metadata tools at 10.0 (Works as a model but not in Python)

Discussion created by kreuzrsk on Jun 28, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2012 by curtvprice
I have a simple script that runs in 9.2 but doesn't in 10.0.  I've isolated the problem down to the USGSMPTranslator_conversion command.  It runs in 9.2 in Python but not at 10.0.  So to test things at 10.0 I created a model using only the USGSMPTranslator converstion tool.  This tool puts out to a file metadata from a feature class.  The model works but not as a python program when exported.   As you can see below there isn't must to it.  As a model it does report metadata errors in the log file but that shouldn't be a problem.  Any ideas?

---------------Program Below-----------------------------------------

# Import arcpy module
import arcpy

# Local variables:
ws_occurpoint_dr = "L:\\data_release\\phs_development\\digitaldata\\Randy10\\project.mdb\\ws_occurpoint_dr"
ws_occurpoint_dr_full_xml = "L:\\data_release\\phs_development\\digitaldata\\Randy10\\wdfw_phs\\ws_occurpoint_dr_full.xml"
Log_File = "L:\\data_release\\phs_development\\digitaldata\\Randy10\\wdfw_phs\\ws_occurpoint_dr_full.log"

# Process: USGS MP Metadata Translator
arcpy.USGSMPTranslator_conversion(ws_occurpoint_dr, "", "XML", ws_occurpoint_dr_full_xml, Log_File)

---------------Error Message Below-----------------------------------------------

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Python26\ArcGIS10.0\Lib\site-packages\Pythonwin\pywin\framework\", line 312, in RunScript
    exec codeObject in __main__.__dict__
  File "L:\data_release\phs_development\digitaldata\Randy10\", line 18, in <module>
    arcpy.USGSMPTranslator_conversion(ws_occurpoint_dr, "", "XML", ws_occurpoint_dr_full_xml, Log_File)
  File "C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\arcpy\arcpy\", line 620, in USGSMPTranslator
    raise e
AttributeError: Error in getting tool information