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Append error

Question asked by gisking.kr on Sep 18, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2013 by gisking.kr
I am new to python and I am using python script for unziping shape file and append the unzip shape file's records to an existing shape file.
The two shape files have a different field structure.
So I am using "schemaType" as "NO_TEST".

The unzip part code works fine but the append part code keeps sending an error:
ERROR 999999: Error executing function. Failed to execute (Append).


Could you anyone can help me what I am doing wrong?
I am using ArcGIS 10.1 version for SDE and Server.

Here is my code:

import sys, zipfile, arcpy, urllib2, os, traceback from os.path import isdir, join, normpath, split from arcpy import env  env.workspace = "E:\\test\\SMCS\\test\\test"  #Set local variables tempshape = "tempshape.shp" schemaType = "NO_TEST" fieldMappings = "Join" subtype = ""  #Connect to the target SDE targetSDE_test = "Database Connections\\sde@test@test.sde\\test.sde.SMCS_SDE_TEST2"                   # Function to unzipping the contents of the zip file # def unzip(path, zip):     # If the output location does not yet exist, create it     #             if not isdir(path):         os.makedirs(path)          for each in zip.namelist():         arcpy.AddMessage("Extracting " + os.path.basename(each) + " ...")                  # Check to see if the item was written to the zip file with an         # archive name that includes a parent directory. If it does, create         # the parent folder in the output workspace and then write the file,         # otherwise, just write the file to the workspace.         #         if not each.endswith('/'):              root, name = split(each)             directory = normpath(join(path, root))             if not isdir(directory):                 os.makedirs(directory)             file(join(directory, name), 'wb').write(zip.read(each))  if __name__ == '__main__':     try:         # Get the tool parameter values         #         infile = "E:\\test\\test\\test\\test.zip"         print infile         ###outfol: need to be changed the location to the temp folder in the server         outfol = "E:\\test\\test\\test\\test"         print outfol                      # Create the zipfile handle for reading and unzip ittargetSDE_SMCS         #         zip = zipfile.ZipFile(infile, 'r')         unzip(outfol, zip)         zip.close()                        except:         # Return any Python specific errors and any error returned by the geoprocessor         #         tb = sys.exc_info()[2]         tbinfo = traceback.format_tb(tb)[0]         pymsg = "PYTHON ERRORS:\nTraceback Info:\n" + tbinfo + "\nError Info:\n    " + \                 str(sys.exc_type)+ ": " + str(sys.exc_value) + "\n"         arcpy.AddError(pymsg)          msgs = "GP ERRORS:\n" + arcpy.GetMessages(2) + "\n"         arcpy.AddError(msgs)  try:                       # All polygon FCs in the workspace are MA town shapefiles, we want to append these to the empty FC     fcList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses("","POLYGON")      for fc in fcList:         print str(fc)                  #process: Append new record     arcpy.Append_management(fcList, targetSDE_test, schemaType, fieldMappings, subtype)      except:     #if an error occured while runing a tool print the message     print arcpy.GetMessages()


Cheers,

SH

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