I have multiple fields in a feature. I need to copy multiple (5-6) attributes of a polyline to a different polyline in the same feature. To make things worse, I will have around 30 different polyline to copy the attributes to.

In this answer, I found copying of all attributes of a polyline to a different polyline. The only difference is that, I need to copy specific (multiple) attributes of a polyline to multiple polylines in the same feature.

  • 5-6 attributes from a single polyline to 30 others in the same feature
    – pnkjmndhl
    Apr 20, 2017 at 13:26

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You could do it like this (maybe not the easiest way though) but be careful, you cant undo the changes:

Open the attribute table and select the single row you wish to copy from. Using the Python window execute this code to store the attributes in the variable attributes:

with arcpy.da.SearchCursor("Points12345",['Field1','Field2','Field3']) as cursor:
    for row in cursor:

Clear the selection and then Select only the rows you wish to paste the attributes into and execute this code:

with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor("Points12345",['Field1','Field2','Field3']) as cursor:
    for row in cursor:

You need to change "Points12345" and the field names (and add/remove fields) to match your data.

Before: enter image description here After: enter image description here

  • Since, I have to do it multiple times, I am trying to change your code to Script (with the name of the fields, source polyline, destination polylines as parameters). I will let you know if it does or doesnot work.
    – pnkjmndhl
    Apr 20, 2017 at 13:42
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    Yes, that worked, I combined both the codes to one. When I ran the code, the required attributes of the first selected polyline was copied to the rest.
    – pnkjmndhl
    Apr 20, 2017 at 15:34

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