Field calculators (available in QGIS, ArcGIS Desktop, etc) can recalculate the values of a single field on all, or selected, records within a table using an expression.

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What is the expression for getting a subset of characters in QGIS Field Calculator?

I have a column of 10 character names e.g. L3NAM1988K. How can I delete the first 5 characters and the last 1 character using an expression in the QGis Field Calculator?
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Use value of Field in Calculation in Modelbilder

In Modelbuilder I have set up a model, where in one step I do a "Calculate Field" like "round((!OID!-1- %MyField% /15)/452,1)+1" . For the calculation i use the value of %MyField%, which actually is ...
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Python script to get count of features that meet a certain criteria [duplicate]

I am in search of a Python script for use in the ArcGIS Field Calculator to return the number of features that meet a certain criteria. Here's where I am getting stuck: def countFeatures(...
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Is it possible to have auto-updating area fields?

I'm using QGIS 2.4.0 and I've noticed some problems with the derived area and the $area field. Firstly, I have a polygon which is a filled ring, inside another polygon. The derived area, and therefore ...
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Python script to get feature count in a feature class that fall in a specific range

I need to write a Python script to be used in the ArcGIS Field Calculator that will return a feature count for values between a range defined by the values in two other columns. Here is a graphic ...
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Calculate field in model builder using file name

I have browsed answers to similar questions but I still cant figure it out. I have created a new field called "namemonyr" in all of 646 shapefiles. I now want to populate that field using (...
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Add or subtract days to date field using the field calculator

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 I'm not a programmer I want to use the field calculator to add 4 days to the current date if the status is "delivery" or subtract 5 days if its status is "order" this ...
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QGIS field calculator expression: selecting min/max values within field groups

I am new to using QGIS (previously used Arc) and trying to get my head round the expressions and Python. I have series of polylines representing routes and require the linear distance from the ...
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How to calculate distances in QGIS field calculator?

So I'm using qgis 2.6.0 and I have a csv (converted into a .shp) with two geometry columns, I want to create a new column with the distance between the two geometry: shot.lat shot.lon haul.lat ...
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Converting Aspect degree to westness

I have extracted Aspect values in degree from DEM in ArcMap 10.2 full license. I want to investigate effect of Westness in my model so I was using conversion formula of Folded Aspect : ABS (180- ABS(...
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Using Field Calculator to append attribute

I have a field containing the file names for photos. I need to add the folder location to the beginning of each file name. Anyone know the code for doing this in Field Calculator?
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Calculate value from an equation using Field Calculator Python/VB Script

I wanted to calculate a result value from 3 fields using an equation. VBScript or Python codes are also accepted..:-) the equation is RESULT= [(R^2/3)(S^1/2)]/n..
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Using if else statement in Python Parser of Field Calculator in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need help in writing the python script in the field calculator. I have three fields namely: CODE COMPLEX Map1 Map1 is an empty field that I want to populate. I have a number of conditions to cater ...
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Field Calculator - How to evaluate and sum multiple fields?

I'll do my best to describe the problem - my main issue isn't so much the python code but rather the logic I'm using. The file I'm working on is a polygon shapefile with forest attribute data. In the ...
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Calculate Field based on two fields using python

I'm trying to calculate new values for a field based on two other fields. In VB I don't have any problem, but I need to use python to publish my gp service.
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How to create a Qgis python script to manipulate fields with some parameters?

I'm just beginning with QGIS. I have a shape file with 10 fields field1, ..., field10, and many thousands of data. I will like to automatize the next sequence (in a python script or a model): load ...
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Categorizing GPS data based on cumulative time using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have GPS data which includes “Lon”, “Lat”, and cumulative Time from 0 (sec) as fields. I want to add an integer variable new field, “Trip,” which starts from zero, and is incremented by one after ...
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How to add column to attribute table using field calculator with $length function?

I used the following code to add a separate column to the attribute table with the length of features. from PyQt4.QtCore import QVariant from qgis.core import QgsField, QgsExpression, QgsFeature vl....
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Remove Leading Zeros with QGIS Field Calculator

I'd like to take this attribute value: "MAP_PAR_ID": "0160011000", and populate a new field with "16-11". This works: concat(substr("MAP_PAR_ID",0,3), '-', substr("MAP_PAR_ID",5,3)) but i need to ...
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Using Field Calculator to fill out a list of unit numbers

I am adding address points for individual units in trailer/RV parks and I would like to be able to use the Field Calculator to assign the unit numbers. Is it possible to tell the Field Calculator a ...
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count how many times an attribute is repeated, using “field calculator”

I'm using Arcgis 10.2.2 there is a way to count how many times an attribute is repeated, using the "field calculator" to make a selection after example of repeating more than 20 times
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Referencing fields in code block of Field Calculator in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to use values from a field to fill a new field with a truncated version. The 'str.rindex' function is working out well, but I can't seem to figure out how I'm supposed to reference the ...
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Field Calculator QGIS: CASE WHEN [duplicate]

at first, sorry for my English. I'm using Google translator. I have a .shp file with attribute table. Like this... -- A -- -- B -- -- C -- QString Double Double Data ...
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Averaging XY data for locations in QGIS

I wanted to find out mean of the selected point using QGIS. I tried out selecting using attribute table but could not find an option for mean in field calculator. I have attached a screenshot with ...
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Field Calcuator to add percent using Python

What might I go wrong here is that I am trying to add percent. I use the Field Calcualtor and it keeps getting an error. I am opening the Table to add a field named Percent and then type this: round(...
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How to work with accentuated strings in Python scripts in ArcGIS Desktop Field Calculator?

` pre-logic: def myCalc(name,nameVal): if (name == nameVal): return 1 else: return 0 var_name= myCalc(!Epulettipus!,"Lakóépület") ` This doesn't work with accentuated strings. (But ...
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Writing Python script in Field Calculator in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm a programmer, I have programmed in C#, Java, but not with Python. And I'm not a geographic worker. How can I write a python script into Field Calculator to be able to check the other column value. ...
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Concatenate fields value excluding empty values

I need to concatenate the value of two fields excluding empty values, using Field calculator. The fields are: AREA_HI and AREA_LO I have tried using a Python script but ArcGIS returns an error "...
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Is there a way to automate field calculations for ArcGIS Server?

I have a field that I'd like to be concatenated with each new objectID when a feature is created in my feature service. Workflow: Feature added, already contains objectID. Would like my Service ...
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Slow performance with Add Join and Calculate Field?

I have a point layer and a table with approximately 100 fields. I need to join the table to the point layer based on a key field and create a new shapefile / feature class. This script has been ...
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ArcGIS 10.0, Field Calculator Nested “if” statement with strings

I need to assign a value depending on other two columns "FNP" and "Teilort". I wrote this script in phyton for field calculator. It actually works (no error messages) but the results in every cell is ...
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Geometric functions in field calculator in QGIS

I had a look in the manual of QGIS and I also browsed the Internet to find some useful information about the geometric functions of the field calculator. I've found this post but I'm still confused. ...
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Finding distance between consecutive points using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am wondering how I can get the distance between consecutive GPS locations in ArcMap 10 (i.e. the distance between consecutive GPS locations sent in during a wildlife telemetry study).
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How to delete last part of a string starting from the 1st non numeric character? [closed]

I'm looking for a Python or VB statement to remove the last part of a string, starting where the 1st non Numeric character appears, using the Field Calculator in ArcMap 10. Here's an example of what I'...
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Iterate calculate field in multiple tables in ModelBuilder

I would like to iterate calculate field in multiple tables using ArcGIS Model Builder. The figure below explains details of the calculations. My existing model calculates value only for the first ...
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How to handle “Error: Town not found” when updating an existing field with Field Calculator?

I want to update a field in field calculator. update existing field is checked. Column to be updated : Column2 CASE WHEN "COLUMN1" IS NOT NULL THEN "COLUMN2" = "Town" ELSE ...
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How to flip, or invert attribute tables with respect to row ID arcgis

I need to invert the fields of an attribute table relative to the row ID field. As a very simple example of what I need; if the row IDs of 1, 2, and 3 corresponded to identical values in another field,...
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Replacing NULL value with Zero in geodatabase table using Python parser of ArcGIS field calculator?

I am having some difficulties to change "NULL" values to zero in geodatabase. I have tried the following python code in ArcGIS 10.1 ("Field Calculator") to change it but did not work. Pre-Logic ...
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ArcGIS Field Calculator passes European-formatted floats as tuples

I have the problem that the ArcGIS Field Calculator doesn't read a float number when it is included in Python by referring to the field that contains it, in this way: def giveResult(floatValue): if ...
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How to calculate cumulative decreasing sum in ArcGIS-10.2

I need to calculate the cumulative decreasing sum as a field in a rasters attribute table. The cumulative decreasing sum is the accumulation of the last values to the first, so it is basically the ...
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Calculating Date Field with today's date from datetime.date.today()?

I'm working on part of tool that will use arcpy.CalculateField_management to add the current date to the attribut table. I've wandered far and wide on the interwebs and can't seem to find the ...
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Returning value from other field, using FieldCalculator

I am very new to Python and need what I believe is a very basic script in order for my field to represent another fields' input, if the field's value is 0. I tried to search for this, but gave up ...
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How to Calculate Cumulative Field Values in Arcmap

My problem is conceptually quite simple; In Arcmap 10.2, I wish to create a field which contains the cumulative values of another field in the same attribute table. For example, if the first three ...
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How to calculate square footage from multiple records into one field?

I want to add up the square footage for each building floor and enter the total into another field within the same feature class. Each floor has a different size and is a separate polygon with a ...
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Calculate Fields with Null Values using arcpy.da.UpdateCursor of ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do you calculate fields with null values? I have multiple fields that may have null values, that aren't being calculated in the third field. import arcpy with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor(r"...gdb\...
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Trouble calculating areas in QGIS using field calculator

I am testing various projections to calculate areas using ICES statistical shapefiles and the QGIS field calculator. I am using ICES areas downloadable from the following link: http://geo.ices.dk/...
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How do I extract partial data from one field to another?

Answer Below I am attempting to extract a date stamp that is contained in one field and insert it into another field. The issue is that the date (in bold below) is not in the same location in each ...
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Field Calculator Python Expression Issues

I'm pretty new to Python and this is my first post on this forum so I could use some help. I am currently attempting to run some code in the Field Calculator in a model in order to replace string ...
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Simple field calculator equation in ArcGIS 10.2.1 not working with python parser

I am trying to calculate a percentage in a field in a table. customers and total_customers are short integer fields. arcpy.AddField_management(tableSepSel2, "percent", "DOUBLE") arcpy....
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Why will my field calculator python function always return Null if any inputs are Null?

I've written a simple python function that outputs a list based on yes/no fields. It appends a word to a list if it has a "yes" in another column then writes the list, formatted according to the ...