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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How to Populate new field using expression containing MAX value from another field in ArcGIS attribute table using field calculator?

I've got one field X with 10 numerical attributes (float/double). I've created a new field Y (also float/double) which I need to populate with the percentage of each record/attribute (in each of the ...
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Field calculator problem

I have an issue withe the field calculator. It is impossible for me to multiplicate 2 columns (area * KZ). The result is always "0". I used the formula area * KZ....is this the right formula? LINK to ...
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Using the Field Calculator in a Domain field

I have a coded domain field with 10 dropdown options. Possible choices include integers and text. I need to change a selection of 250 features (which have differing values) to the same value. This ...
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How to use field calculator from QGIS Sextante plugin

I am trying to use the Sextante field calculator to calculate a field for a buffer radius using a categorical text field. The formula works fine when I run it using the standard QGIS field calculator ...
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ArcGIS Field Calculator Python numbering rows of fishnet

I have a grid of 100*100 cells. I want to add to each cell a number representing the row it is in (like in excel). I added a field and want try to solve that with field calculator: The code is ...
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Sum up area left “underneath” polygons in QGIS?

I have an area shape layer and multiple other area shape layers. Now I would like to calculate how much space (square kilometers or percentage of area) of the polygons of this area layer is NOT ...
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Calculate population coverage?

I am relatively new to QGIS and hope I explain this right. I am looking at the percentage of an population that has geographical access to healthcare. Therefore I have one shapefile with village ...
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How to use QGIS field calculator in python?

I would like to use QGIS Field Calculator in Python to update the existing column based on certain conditions? How can I do this?
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How to calculate the intersected area from a layer with overlapping buffers in qgis

I need to calculate the area of landusetypes in 50m around various dots (all in one shapfile). My problem is, the buffers around the dots are overlapping each over in some places. I tried to ...
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How to calculate percentages using QGIS field calculator expression?

I am new to QGIS. I am wanting to calculate a field using other fields and some operators. Here is my expression: case When "RVM_CAT" = 'B' OR "RVM_CAT" = 'C' Then ("PC1" /100) * "RE_ha" When ...
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Warning 000405 when trying to calculate field [closed]

I am trying to create a model but am getting hung up on my first step. I need to calculate an ID field from an FID field so that I can join it to another table based on the ID field. So I have a ...
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How do I add a field to a table using the QGIS graphic modeler?

I was wondering if anyone could help as I'm struggling to get anything out of the QGIS graphic modeler. For info I have no programming skills whatsoever. I need to be able to add a new field to an ...
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Using Field Calculator to Convert Data Type In Field

I am trying to convert a field that is listed as "String" because it was imported into QGIS as a CSV (rural poverty population percentages by county in NC). I need to convert the percentages field ...
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Do pad functions of QGIS Field Calculator have bug?

I have this expression in the field calculator: regexp_replace('1', '^(\\d+)', rpad('\\1', 3, '0') ) gives 01 rather than 001 as expected. the *pad functions work fine when called outside ...
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Field calculator error [duplicate]

NOTE: This problem is similar to one that was answered here: Why does Field Calculator return 0 values when decimals are expected? I'm relatively new to python, and am trying to run a simple field ...
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Auto populate field with text using field calculator if/then

I've extracted values from a raster to a point file, but now I need a field with the text information from the raster attribute table that corresponds with the value. I've been trying to use the field ...
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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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Basic Field Calculator help

I have no experience with Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10. I have a very simple calculation I would like to perform that I could do easily via pure SQL but just can't seem to get my head around it in ...
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Why does this python function return a value of 0 in field calculator?

I am trying to calculate the percentage of a total which the median value makes. I have a column with the median column labelled (i.e. 1st,2nd,3rd,4th column is median), the columns of values and the ...
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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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Why is QGIS Field calculator button greyed out?

I'm using QGIS to attempt to calculate the area enclosed by a set of points that I have capture used a GPS device. I have imported the coordinates from a CSV but when trying to open the field ...
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FIeld calculator gives integer not a real as requested

Two fields "population" and "F06_popula" (both integers) were used in calculating a new field pct-diff. I asked that the new field be a decimal with a width of 10 and precision of 3. The result has ...
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Field Calculator expression to replace string only if it occurs

I have two fields (STREET1 & AKA_STREET_TEST1). I'm having a problem creating a simple IF THEN Python statement in the Field Calculator box. I've been searching the threads for a similar ...
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Updating column in Field Calculator using values of another column?

I am very new to GIS, so I hope to get some help. I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I want to create a new numeric column on my attribute table to store "seasons" in numbers. For example, I want ...
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ESRI File Geodatabase with a field calculator with an incrementing number

I've got a python script that runs on the Field Calculator of a ESRI File Database. Right now it runs correctly in that it will increment the last three digits of the value. But this is a script ...
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How to return absolute values using ArcMap field calculator?

I have a field of number ranging from -50 to 50. Is there a way using the ArcMap field calculator to populate a field with all of these standardised (positive numbers) so I have a range of 0 to 50 ...
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Field calculator Python else statement question

The codeblock below is run on Field1 and calculates Field1 to equal Field2 if they are not equal. Else it returns Field1. My question is, does the else statement actually recalculate Field1 to equal ...
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Python and CalculateField

I am having trouble with using Python together with my gp.Calculatefield tool in my python script, and I am not sure why.. Heres the code (UPDATED) import arcgisscripting, os, sys myTempWorkspace = ...
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Looking for python/VB script to insert a new uniqe field

Is there any phyton/VB script which will add a field to shapefile which will be corresponding to first three characters from the shapefile name ? I am working in modelbuilder and arcgis 10. Thanks ...
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How to set the value of a field in all selected rows of a table using ArcGIS 10

I have an attribute table in ArcGIS (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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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 ...
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How to replace “NULL” value with Zero in geodatabase table

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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Python Syntax Error when running Python Snippet of successful geoprocess

I am having an issue with a simple python snippet. Here's the background: I wanted to include an additional step in a nightly update script that replaces characters in a field that simply do not play ...
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How to get the First and Last Point coordinates of a Polyline with Field Calculator in ArcGIS10

I'm trying to get the First Point coordinates (x,y) and Final Point coordinates (x2,y2) from a polyline in ArcGIS 10 with the Field calculator. I've added 4 (double) fields like StartX,StartY,EndX ...
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Comparing 2 fields using Python

I am trying to compare 2 fields(double) using python. I want to round to the nearest 10th and flag those with a "1" that are not equal. Here is what I have at the moment: def Qcontrol(old, new): ...
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Field Calculator: return two or more field value

I trying to return three field values in same If Statment and conecate them, but i Get NULL value insted of the conecated fields getClass (!InDiameter! , !OutDiameter! , !TheridDiameter!, ...
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How can I change all the entries in a field to be entirely lower case?

I have a field with a bunch of species names, but for a single species there a bunch of case combinations (e.g. Cat, CAT,cat). I want to make a new field which has all the entries in all lower case. I ...
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Field Calculator, Conditional

I am trying to assign Value from one field of my Attribute table to a new field based on the 3d field.... The Code Block I am thinking about as follows: *def conditional (!FarmCateg!): if ...
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Extract characters inside parentheses in QGIS

I have a shapefile of the buildings on my college campus. It has a "name" field that includes the name of the building and then in parentheses the building's campus address (i.e. Health and ...
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How to use Field Calculator to calculate area as percentage?

I am searching for python code to use in Field Calculator to calculate area as a percentage in relation to another field? The area percentage needs be calculated based on the total area for each ...
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Calculate field result is float with Arc tool, integer with arcpy script

I am trying to calculate a field for some points within a python script using arcpy functions. (This is calculating the percentage visibility from a cumulative viewshed, if that matters.) # Process: ...
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Type mismatch error in Calculate Field tool in ArcGIS 10.1

I'm trying to run a rather lengthy model (built in ArcGIS 9.3.1) in ArcGIS 10.1 and I'm recieving an error on a Calculate Field tool. The error is - Type mismatch: 'iif'. This error is refering to ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 \ arcpy - CalculateField_management : help with syntax for updating text in attribute table of feature classes

I am trying to add (ie "Author", "LastUpdated") to feature classes within a gdb and then populate each of those fields. I have been able to get my code to run properly for the numerical field but I ...
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Trimming Specific Text Values in QGIS Field Calculator

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I am wondering if there is a way to copy the text from one field to a new field, but eliminate specific words. For example: **Old Field** ...
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ArcGIS Python syntax error using nested if else

I am trying to use the field calculator in ArcMap 10.2 to fill an empty field based on the contents of two exiting fields usint this python script in the Pre-Logic Script Code. def ...
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ArcMap Python Question: Trying to Field Calculate Slope Percent in to Text

I have a layer of polygons that I spatially joined to a raster to point layer of slope percents. My polygons now have the percent of slope in a field called Avg_point. I want to use the field ...
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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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How to return end of string up to a certain character using Field Calculator?

I am trying to accomplish this task: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15851568/how-to-get-the-last-part-of-a-string-before-a-certain-character within the Field Calculator. I have the below but ...
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Convert from Julian Date to Calender Date in Field Calculator

Does anyone know of a way to convert from a Julian date to a regular calender date in either QGIS or ArcGIS field calculator? Thanks...
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Conditional field calculator expression

I need to calculate the PIPEID field to equal the G_KEY_COMP field if PIPEID is null or PIPEID and G_KEY_COMP do not match. I think the first condition of the PIPEID being null is covered by the ...