I am trying to write a script to read a feature class, list all fields and keep only specic ones. I.e. drop all remaining columns.
I guess that pseudo code should be:
allFields= create list of all fields
fieldToKeep= define list of fields to keep (manually)
fieldsToDrop= different items between list 1 and list2 = to remove
arcpy.DeleteField_management(inFC, fieldsToDrop)to remove uncecessary fields
Should be pretty simple, but I cannot figure out steps and conditioning in correct order?
# Input point data inFC= "inFC" # CHeck if field exist,if yes, delete the field allFields = arcpy.ListFields(inFC) fieldsToKeep = ["OBJECTID", "Shape", "Country", "manualChange"] fieldsToDrop =  # define new empty list for field in allFields: # how to difference two lists? if not field in fieldsToKeep: fields.remove(field) # Execute DeleteField arcpy.DeleteField_management(inFC, fieldsToDrop)