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Create a copy of an existing attribute table field

Question asked by baw36 on Aug 12, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2013 by baw36
What I am attempting to do is create a copy of an attribute field in a feature class. I want the values of both fields to be exactly the same, but I want their titles to be different. I think I'm close but I am receiving errors, and cannot resolve them myself.

import arcpy, string, os, fileinput
from arcpy import env
env.workspace = "filepath/filepath.gdb"
env.overwriteOutput = True
fc = "FeatureClass"
verification = arcpy.Exists (fc)
print verification
del verification

arcpy.AddField_management (fc, "NewField", "TEXT", "", "", "", "", "", "", "")
cursor = arcpy.da.UpdateCursor (fc, "NewField")
for row in cursor:
   delimfield = arcpy.AddFieldDelimiters (fc, ["OldField"])
del row
del cursor

I think my issue is here: "delimfield = arcpy.AddFieldDelimiters (fc, ["OldField"])" I'm not even sure this is the right tool for copying over the values from one field to the other. After running the script I receive the error listed below. Any ideas?

Runtime error 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 22, in <module>
AttributeError: 'da.UpdateCursor' object has no attribute 'UpdateRow'