GlobalID data type showing as "SmallInteger"

Discussion created by CCStormwater on Mar 4, 2013
Latest reply on May 25, 2018 by bixb0012
ArcMap Standard, 10.1:

I'm using the following:

inputField = arcpy.ListFields(inputLayer, inputFieldName)[0]
fieldType = inputField.type

For everything except GlobalID's it's working fine.  When the data type is a GlobalID the returned value of .type is "SmallInteger".  I can't find any forum or help page showing this to be a known bug.  How do I find the type of a global ID field?