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arcpy.CalculateField_management Error

Question asked by daniel_jimenez86 on Apr 14, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2014 by daniel_jimenez86
I'm using the arcpy lib in arcgis 10.1 and to work on a script. When i use the arcpy.CalculateField_management i'm getting an error . Could someone help me identify whats wrong with the expression below. I'm using VB because when i use the python calculator, python crashes at the end of the calculation so VB is the only option i have. Notice that this expression work good when using python but like i mentioned, when the python option is used. python crashes at the end of the script.

arcpy.CalculateField_management("TAZ_un_Buffer_Dissolve.shp", "totalArea","[shape.area]", "VB", "")


Traceback (most recent call last):   File "D:\CubeAlbuquerque\AlbuquerqueNewTAZ\02_Applications\02_Transit_walk_Acc ess\ptaccess_SM.py", line 55, in <module>     arcpy.CalculateField_management("TAZ_un_Buffer_Dissolve.shp", "totalArea","[ shape.area]", "VB", "")   File "C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.1\arcpy\arcpy\management.py", li ne 3128, in CalculateField     raise e arcgisscripting.ExecuteError: ERROR 999999: Error executing function. Failed to execute (CalculateField).

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