Trouble with writing feature to shapefile

Discussion created by Mconst5 on Mar 31, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2014 by Mconst5
I created a new shapefile and using the cursor I'm trying to add data to the new shapefile using an array.  When I run the python script this always shows:

feat.shape = pointArray
  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.2\arcpy\arcpy\arcobjects\", line 35, in __setattr__
    return setattr(self._arc_object, attr, ao)
RuntimeError: ERROR 999999: Error executing function.

The code snippet for the cursor is (in bold is what seems to be the problem):

    output = "Points.shp"
    arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management("C:/workspace", output, "POINT")
    cur = arcpy.InsertCursor(output)
    pointArray = arcpy.Array()

    # start point
    start = arcpy.Point()
    (start.ID, start.X, start.Y) = (1, origin_x, origin_y)

    # end point
    end = arcpy.Point()
    (end.ID, end.X, end.Y) = (2, end_x, end_y)

    feat = cur.newRow()
    feat.shape = pointArray

Any thoughts, I am still new to python.