I have a lengthy field list and would like the dialog box to show script progress on a single line, rather than returning to a new line.

what I have:
field3 ....

current code:

for fieldName in fieldList.split(';'):
    arcpy.gp.CalculateField_management(inFeature, fieldName, "2")

what I would like:
field1, field2, field3, ...
I don't want to simply list the fields, but keep the list updating with a new field separated by a comma each time on the same line

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    Are you talking about background or foreground Geoprocessing? Have you looked into SetProgessor? desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/analyze/arcpy-functions/… – PolyGeo Aug 27 '16 at 2:56
  • Foreground processing. I did see SetProgressor but I was hoping to use AddMessage (or something else) to see updates in the dialog box. – cartoscience Aug 27 '16 at 4:07
  • While I think this can be done with a print statement, I don't believe it can be done using arcpy.AddMessage() – Midavalo Aug 27 '16 at 4:46
  • @bleegp the SetProgressor will allow you to display text – Midavalo Aug 27 '16 at 4:53
  • you can display tex with SetProgressorLabel: arcpy.SetProgressorLabel("Loading {0}...".format(shp)) – Shiuli Pervin Aug 30 '16 at 9:10

This is How you will use SetProgressor:

You can try this progress bar functions. May be you need a little modification according to your python versions. So, I donot know that dialog box is possible in arcgis custom tool box. But you can see the progresses in progressbar labels as you expected I hope.

arcpy.SetProgressor("step","Calculating fields for fieldnew Values", 0, len(fieldList),1)
    for fieldName in fieldList.split(';'):
        field_name.insert[count-1, fieldName] 
        arcpy.SetProgressorLabel(" Calculating field :{}".format(fieldName))
        arcpy.gp.CalculateField_management(inFeature, fieldName, "2")
        arcpy.SetProgressorLabel("We are done with {}".format(field_names))


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