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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Why doesn't the Field Calculator work in ArcGis 10?

When I try to calculate a field nothing happens. I have always been able to just select the field, open the field calculator and type = and the new number. This is frustrating because the other GIS ...
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Raster calculator creates strange output

I am trying to combine two raster layers (one is nighttime satellite data, the other is the GPW population density data). I am using raster calculator to combine the two (the following is for a ...
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How I can reverse numbers in a string without reversing any text? [closed]

I have a string, I need to reverse just the numbers in the string without the text: String: [321 test] The result will be: [123 test]
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Setting Zero values back to NULL

I'm working with ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop and OS Windows 7. I need to set numeric vales from Zero back to NULL, but I can't from the field calculator. I'm working with a vector file and I need to ...
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Arcmap field calculator python script returns no data

I am running ArcMap 10.2 I have 4 fields with which I am working. many have duplicate entries. in order to find the single correct entry from all the duplicates I am trying to calculate out the ...
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Adding count of features in categories to legend using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and I would like to know How to add the Count (which is visible on the Symbology tab of the Layer Properties dialog) to the legend?
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Round decimal number in ArcGIS10.1

How can I round the decimal number in a table in Arcmap: e.g. how can I set it to 2.60?
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Returning shape.area in code block of ArcGIS Field Calculator with if statement?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop, I try to calculate a field using an 'if' statement in the field calculator. Here is my code : " #Expression MyField_2 = def Reclass(!MyField_1!) #Parser Python 9.3 #...
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Problem using field calculator to add numbers in new field with preceding zeros

I wish to add a field in an attribute table that should work as a georeferencing key. It needs to take into consideration values from a series of fields. The last field is a housenumber and it ...
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Forcing decimal numbers to use comma in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

Can I add the comma "," to force the decimals to remove from the attribute and replace with the number? For example, I have an Acres field column that says 506320.0750 and I want to replace the ...
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Creating Conditional Statement in QGIS Field Calculator

I've looked up some of the other threads on this topic, however, none have addressed what I am seeking to do. Essentially I have a large data set and I would like to search one field for any values ...
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What expressions for QGIS field-calculator?

I do not understand what language I have to use in field-calculator and labels on QGIS: SQL or Python? And where I can find the possible script/expressions to use? in the image you can see the ...
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Count the number of characters in a field (Python)

I have a field that contains street names and a second field called COUNT. I need to perform a Python field calculation on the COUNT field that counts the number of characters in the STREET_NAME ...
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Calculate sequential numbers into sorted table

Is there a way to calculate a sorted field with sequential numbers? I have seen a post that outlines how to calculate sequential numbers, but this is always calculated on FID order, not on sorted ...
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Easy way to sum up a lot of values?

I've got a shapefile that was made by the mother of all Unions. Because of that, it's got about 400 columns, and I want to sum about 100 of them (specifically, the "Score" from each). Is there an ...
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Normalizing values in single Field (from table) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

First of all, this is my first post, and I would like to appreciate all the useful information I have found so far on this site. Second of all, I have encountered a problem, in Field Calculator. ...
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VB Script or Python for Field Calculator when using greater/less than?

What I have: I have 4 fields for my address ranges. L_ADD_FROM, R_ADD_FROM, L_ADD_TO & R_ADD_TO (all in DOUBLE field type). What I need: The lesser value from L_ADD_FROM and R_ADD_FROM to ...
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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 Field Syntax: If statement over many fields

Apologies if this has already being asked but I couldn't find a page pointing to this problem. I'm struggling with the python syntax in the Calculate Field so that, in the table above: if b, c, d, ...
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How to use the replace string function in Field Calculator?

Within an attribute table I'm trying to replace one string with another using the 'replace' function . As an example, there are a number of features whose field 'NAME' contain the string '(B)' and I'...
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Why does Field Calculator return 0 values when decimals are expected?

I realize I posed this question, and got answers, several days ago (see (Field calculator error)) , but none seem to really be working, and so am posing again. Below are two screenshots that show the ...
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Use output of Add Field as input for Calculate Field in ModelBuilder

I have created a simple model in ArcGIS 10 which, after some initial processing of a feature class, outputs outputfc and adds a field to it. Regardless of the feature class input (which the user ...
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Setting value of field in all selected rows of table using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have an attribute table in ArcGIS 10 (it's large - around 300,000 elements). I've selected some rows of the table using 'Select by attributes' and I want to set the value of a field for all of those ...
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How to extract part of string after '*', '~', '-' or '#'

I have strings like this: 234/1-1 3345#5 11/2~10 6754*15 It needed only rightmost part of string after '-', '#', '~'or '*' . I figured how to extract when there is only one sign for example '~' ...
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“ ”.join(list) not inserting spaces when calculating field

I have a Python script where I'm trying to take the values from three fields (street address data - direction, street name, street type) and combine them into one field, e.g. S, Main, St should be S ...
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Field calculator if and elseif statement with <Null> values in ArcGis 10.1

Trying to figure out how to get this "Headwater" column to indicate "Yes" (or 1) if the value of "NextDown_Copy" is "" and "No" (or 0) if it has any other value (eg. 7100381010). I attempted to ...
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Extract string between special characters - and / into a new field ArcGIS Field Calculator

Can I create a field calc expression in ArcGIS 10.3 to print a selection between special characters? I would like to extract a selection of string from field [FolderPath] to a new field [Name]. The ...
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Using Python to Calculate a field

I am trying to replace values in a single column using an else if statement, but I keep getting an Syntax error in line 2. I'm new to Python so it's probably an easy solution, but I haven't been able ...
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Python find string with two decimal characters in ArcGIS field calculator?

I have two columns in a personal geodatabase table that I'm trying to add up (to a third field) using a python function in field calculator, however some of the string values are not real numbers. e....
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Using conditional statements in Field Calculator

I have two fields, "P_Area" and "PC_Area", whose sizes I'd like to compare in a third field, "Areas_Equal". The "Areas_Equal" field should contain a "Yes" if the other two are equal and a "No" if they ...
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Joined tables and now field calulator is greyed out

In ArcMap (10.2), I accidentally calculated the wrong field outside of an edit session, so there was no way to reverse my action. I restored a previous version (shadow copy) and joined the tables ...
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Adding an “m” to the end of every number in a row

What function do i need to use to add an space and an m after every item in a row, using the field calculator in the attributes table. I have a load of numbers (as strings) and would like to add m ...
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How to populate a text field with double quotes using field calculator

How would I populate a text field with double quotes using the Field Calculator. For example, I want to populate a field as 24". Is there a way to populate fields using the field calculator with ...
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Using Python in Field Calculator to compare two fields

I'm trying to use field calculator to compare two fields in a table of tax parcel data, Land Value (LAND_VAL) and Improvement Value (IMPRVT_VAL). My goal is to determine (1) Parcels with land value ...
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Why do area calculations return negative values?

I have created a shapefile with some polygons and am now trying to calculate the area of these polygons. The original CRS was WGS84, I have reprojected it to WGS 84 / World Mercator so unit is metres. ...
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Auto-calculate field (area or formula)

I'm wondering if anyone has any insight into the potential to auto-calculate the value of a field, either area or distance (ideally) or a formula (based on the values of say 2 other fields, or an ...
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Auto fill column in attribute table

Is there a way to fill a column in the attribute table with the same value, similar to a paste . Is there something in the calculator that can be used to fill selected records/attributes.
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Field Calculator in ArcGIS - keep equation

I'm using Arc 9.3.1 (Arc Editor). In edit mode I've created a simple field calculation. For example's sake let's make it [Field3] = [Field1] + [Field2] How do I 'keep' the calculation so Field3 ...
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Calculate Field using variable in arcpy

I've got a problem with my script and hope that someone can help me. What I´d like to do is using the field calculator to calculate values for a field using values from another field and a variable ...
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Calculate Field - getting the code value but not the description

If STREETNM value are blank or _ then I want to replace them with the value of ST_DESIG. My code below returned the code value of ST_DESIG but not the description. How can I get the description ...
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Calculate QUARTER from Date field using ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I currently have a Date field in the format of MM/DD/YYYY. My goal here is to convert the Dates into 1 of 4 quarters, along with the Year. The field to be created will be called QTR_YR. My first ...
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How to calculate a value based on another field under arcpy.da.UpdateCursor and cursor.updateRow?

I am trying to do a calculations under arcpy.da.UpdateCursor. I want to calculate the values for the records that have FIPS=06037. I want to take the values from "kg" column and populate the new value ...
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How to pad field with blank spaces using calculate field tool of ArcMap?

I am trying to pad the right side of a field with blank spaces so that when I label the field, it labels further over to the left. The only way that I can seem to make this work so far is by adding a ...
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Assign field values (double) based on values of other field (string) using field calculator

I want to assign numbers to a field, WScore (double), based on field values of Soils (string). They are in the same table of a raster. I'm not trying to add text to a double. What I want to do is this:...
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How To Determine Percent of Matched Data?

In my attribute table, I have 2 columns with qualitative (categorical) data. Both of them are from different sources so I am trying to find the percent of matched data from these 2 columns. I created ...
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How to find lowest value that is not null using Python in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have four fields in my table, (A,B,C,D). The field type is double with some fields being NULL. I used min(A,B,C,D) to return the smallest value and it works well if there are no NULL value in any of ...
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If-Then Statement in Field Calculator

Scenario: I have four fields: A, B, C and D Field A is text-based and contains values from '000' up to some number 'xxx' Field B contains a set of values (also text, but represented by numbers) ...
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Calculating incidence angle of polyline?

How can I calculate the angle of each polyline in ArcGIS?
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Calculate attributes to table based on other attributes

I am going through thousands and thousands of road lines and giving them a value based on QC with imagery. So for instance for the add_data field I give it one of these five numbers: 0 = not ...
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Field Calculate Degree Minute Second in Different Format?

I have a field that is in degree minutes seconds, populated from ET Geowizards COGO Inverse tool. It populates the values as 90-12-28.15 where 90 is the degree, 12 is the minutes and 28.15 is the ...