I want to use arcpy/python to print out a list of all the field name aliases for a specified shapefile. So far I have been able to hack a script I found to list all the field name aliases associated with every layer file on my map, but I wish for it to reference one specific shapefile. Here's what I have so far:
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")
for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd):
desc = arcpy.Describe(lyr)
fields = desc.fields
for field in fields:
The above returns a list of all field alias names for ALL of the layers in the map. I want to return just a list for ONE shapefile.
How would I go about referencing just one shapefile/layer in a map document?