Building on Standalone Python script to split a polyline with a point layer, I don't think I am manipulating geometry objects correctly. I am splitting an original line, preserving all the attribution, and inserting new lines with the original attribution but updated geometry.

import arcpy

mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")
layers = ["Primary OH Conductor", "Transformer Bank"]
line_lyr = layers[0]
point_lyr = layers[1]
points = [row[0] for row in arcpy.da.SearchCursor(point_lyr, "SHAPE@")]

line_fields = []

try: arcpy.Delete_management("lines")
except: pass
for rec in "lines":
    with arcpy.da.SearchCursor(in_table = "lines",
                               field_names = line_fields) as o_search_cur:
        feature_values = []
        for row in o_search_cur:
            line = row[-1]
    for point in points:
        if line.distanceTo(point) < 0.001:  
            snappoint = line.snapToLine(point).firstPoint 
            if not (snappoint.equals(line.lastPoint) and snappoint.equals(line.firstPoint)): 
                cutline1, cutline2 = line.cut(arcpy.Polyline(arcpy.Array([arcpy.Point(snappoint.X+10.0, snappoint.Y+10.0),
                                                                          arcpy.Point(snappoint.X-10.0, snappoint.Y-10.0)]),
                a = feature_values[0][:-1] + tuple(cutline1) 
                row_values = [a]
                with arcpy.da.InsertCursor(in_table = line_lyr,
                                           field_names = line_fields) as line_in_cur:
                    for row in row_values:
                        print("inserting into column " + str(line_fields))
                        print("values: " + str(row))
                        print("original feature values (for reference): " + str(feature_values[0]))

And my results:

inserting into column ['SHAPE@']
values: (<Array [<Point (2336683.24, 7228439.51939, #, #)>, <Point (2336751.76429, 7228385.5766, #, #)>]>,)
original feature values (for reference): (<Polyline object at 0x5b409c90[0x8a000660L]>,)
Runtime error 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 42, in <module>
TypeError: cannot read geometry sequence. expected list of floats
  • What values does line_fields have in your code? Also, try line_in_cur.insertRow(row). No need to pass a tuple – Marcelo Villa-Piñeros Sep 17 '19 at 13:39
  • Thanks @marcello-villa... I updated the code to show how I constructed my field list. I want to keep everything that's not automatically maintained/generated. If I modify insertRow(row), I get SystemError: error return without exception set. – mfrancis Sep 17 '19 at 14:26
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    It seems to me that the error is caused because you are passing a different number of values than the fields you are specifying in field_names, so I'd start by checking if the values you are passing have the same length as the list of fields. Also, it seems that you are passing a tuple with another tuple of values inside to insertRow()... that doesn't seem quite right. Regarding the geometry, the first way you are passing the geometry should work. – Marcelo Villa-Piñeros Sep 17 '19 at 15:03
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    From your example of the new row you're inserting, you look to be inserting an arcpy.Array() object, which isn't a valid geometry. Wrap that in an arcpy.Polyline() – mikewatt Sep 17 '19 at 17:39
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    Yes, construct the Polyline but be sure to use the SpatialReference of the target feature class in the constructor, lest the coordinates be truncated to four places. – Vince Sep 17 '19 at 18:00

It's an ESRI bug with the da.insertCursor operating on features in a geometric network. NIM102778

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