How do you duplicate a point within a single feature class using Python? I have a partial sample script below, but in a nutshell, I want to duplicate a point, copy it into the same shapefile, and populate the fields with user-provided strings. I suspect this is elementary, but I'm new at this and am frustrated with loops and cursors.
# Script tool will take a point file and allow the user to duplicate a single point # while updating necessary field information. The purpose is not to delete or overwrite # the original point object, but rather to add a duplicate point with the new information. # This allows historical context for a point that spatially never changes, but who's # fields are dynamic. No information is hard-coded. import arcpy # set up input variables for target folder and target dataset. targetFC=arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) # this is the point file targetKeyField=arcpyGetparameterAsText(1) # this is the key field in the point file newKeyID=arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2) # must be duplicate of a string in targetKeyField newField2 = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(3) newField3 = arcpy.GetParamaterAsText(4) # Add new fields to table in_table = targetFC field_name2 = "Field_2" field_name3 = "Field_3" field_type = "TEXT" arcpy.AddField_management(in_table, field_name2, field_type) arcpy.AddField_management(in_table, field_name3, field_type) # Loop through targetFC to find a match between newKeyID and a string in targetKeyField with arcpy.da.SearchCursor(targetFC, [targetKeyField, "SHAPE@"]) as cursor: # insertCursor based on the match; duplicate the point in the table # Populate the new cursor with the new parameters (newField2, newField3, etc) # Error if the newParcelID does not match a string in the targetKeyField # User is brought back to enter a new newKeyID string.