ArcPy contains a ListFields method, which:
Lists the fields in a feature class, shapefile, or table in a specified dataset.
The resulting object has a
count method, but I can't see how to return the field count from this (shouldn't this return an integer?).
Aside from iterating through the fields and incrementing a counter, how can I return the field count?
import arcpy fields = arcpy.ListFields(<table>) count = fields.count [Dbg]>>> count <built-in method count of list object at 0x0EDEABE8>