Getting attribute table using Python in arcgis 10

Discussion created by pigili_sreenivasarao on Jul 5, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 21, 2011 by pigili_sreenivasarao
   I am new to python scripting. Can anyone pls help me on the below query.
1.I have one MXD, which contains 10 shapefiles.
     ---- i am able to access these shapefiles using arcpy.mapping.listfeatures(mxd).
2.Based on the shapefile names, i have to access the different colmns in the attribute table.
    ---- Here i am unable to access the layer attribute table.
    ----- by using arcpy.listfields(shapefile), i am trying  to get the column values. But i am getting some object references.