Field calculators (which are available in QGIS, ArcGIS-related products, etc.) can recalculate the values of a single field, on all, or selected records within a table based on a symbolic expression.

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Field Calculator operation is not working

I've done this 100s of times and I can't understand why it won't work! I'm trying to copy the first 8 digits of from a HUC 12 (Hydrologic Unit Code) to a new field, which represents a larger ...
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Iterative position within Field Calculator/Python

I'm not great with Python or programming in general, so I'm not even sure how to ask this question. Basically what I've got is in the left column, and what I want is in the right column. UniqueID ...
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Summing Attributes from a Related Table?

I have a line feature class representing road segments, with each road segment having a unique ID. This feature class has an attribute of average observed daily traffic counts. I have another table ...
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Does QGIS support parsing of date strings in tables?

It is straightforward to load GPX files (GPS downloaded tracks / points) into QGIS, then save and manipulate them as shapefiles. However, the recording date (in the comment (cmt) field) of waypoints ...
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How to compare string fields in the same table with ArcGIS 10

I don't know exactly if there is a tool for this or a maybe a python script could be more suitable. I want to compare string elements from a field (POI_NAME) with another string element in another ...
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Replace characters

How to remove a special number of characters of a string, e.g. the last 7 characters? And how to join them as the first characters to the string of another field? Thank you for VBS and Python synthax ...
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Decimal Degree data erases itself between edit sessions in QGIS

I have a shapefile with point data. I calculate the $x and $y of the points successfully I save the changes and close the edit session. Once I reopen the attribute table, the data after the decimal ...
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python add fields that may have NULL values

I would like to use python to calculate a field (short integer) using other fields (short integer) present in the table. In some cases these fields may have NULL values for one or more of the fields. ...
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Arcpy Calculate Field Formatting Syntax

I am trying to field calculate a double field (PID) to a new string field (PIN). Using: qry = '"139-{}".format(!PID!)' arcpy.CalculateField_management(out, "PIN", qry, "PYTHON") Given a PID = ...
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How to copy values from field to another using arcpy?

Can some one please let me know how I can do simple field calculation like Copying From "A" to "B" in ArcPy? I have found lots os example on web which they all used extra expression and they were ...
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Populate an attribute table field using the 'startswith function

I am hoping that someone may be able to help me. I am new to ArcGIS, and even newer to Python. Working in ArcGIS 10.1, I have done is created a new text field in an attribute table, which I have ...
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Calculating a field based on two other fields, if they exist [duplicate]

I'm using ModelBuilder to iterate through ~800 shapefiles to add and calculate a new field (I'll call it Field_A). Field_A needs to be populated by either Field_B or Field_C, whichever exists. Half of ...
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Use Feature Class “Name” from Iterate Feature Classes to Calculate Field with Model Builder 10.1

My goal is to create shapefile that contains merged feature classes from a geodatabase. I would like for there to be a new field in the resulting shapefile that contains the name of the original ...
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Need a Python field calculation that works like the DatePart( ) VB Function

I have a field called Abandoned Year (short integer data type) that I am trying to populate with a four digit year from a column called Decommission Date (Date data type). I have done this in the ...
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Syntax question for ArcGIS ICalculator object

This is a silly question, but I have this code snippet that I can't figure out: 'Define a calculator for NewArea field pCalculator = New Calculator With pCalculator .Cursor = pCursor ...
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Field calculator script not working

I am trying to do the following in the field calculator in ArcGIS 10 if [IncdStDir] = " " then [IncdStNo] &" " & [IncdStName] &" " & [IncdStSfx] else [IncdStNo] &" " & ...
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How to use DateDiff() Function across day transition in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I am trying to calculate the time difference between two fields using the DateDiff() function in minutes. I have successfully calculated the times that fall within the same day but I am having trouble ...
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Expression to calculate and sort data from several layers into one layer

I am trying to develop an expression whereby one layer can add data from 2 other layers and then rank them, is this possible? I have also tried the problem with using just 1 layer but I cannot work ...
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How to make autoIncrement number start with (001…009, 011…099)?

i have a challenge with my time in my work, i have feature class called "Parcel" storing many data, i generated an autoIncrement number by using field calculator, in field "parcel code" Expression: ...
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How to assign values to field using if/then logic involving multiple fields?

I want to run a field calculation on a string field named [territory] that first looks at a string field [majr_src] to see if there is a value other than "NONE", if so [territory] = [majr_src]. If ...
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Correctly calculating attribute table column in gvSIG

I am trying to conduct a multicriteria evaluation, and it is necessary to check the compatibility of two different land-use types that I have in seperate layers. I am working in gvSIG 1.12, and have a ...
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Python script for identifying duplicate records (follow up)

I am trying to calculate a field that marks duplicates and sequentially numbers them. I am using the code below that I found here: Generating sequential numbering for duplicate values in a field ...
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Using Sum() or something similar with CalculateField_management and FieldLists

I need some help with using variables with CalculateField_management tool. I've tried several different scenarios but don't seem to have any luck. What I have is a list of fields containing water ...
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Using update cursor on a field with a domain

I have been replacing field calculations with python update cursors in many of my work flows and today I ran into a problem. The fields being updated have an attribute domain. so now, when I ...
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Using Value from Iterate Feature Selection to Calculate Field in ArcMap 10.1 ModelBuilder

I have two polygon feature classes, an alignment layer and a parcels layer. I am trying to use ModelBuilder to create a tool that will do the follow: iterate through groups in a single field of a ...
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using “abs()” function in QGIS field calculator?

I'm pretty new to GIS in general and I'm trying to take an absolute value of the difference between two fields in field calculator when creating a new field, but using ABS () returns an invalid ...
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How to convert QGIS Field Calculation to ArcGIS?

I have a field calculator expression I use in QGIS to generate unique IDs that are sequential, but start with a text string. I now need to perform the same thing in ArcGIS, but I am unsure of how to ...
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Incorrect field name resulted in RuntimeError: ERROR 999999 (Also, better code for adding and calculating fields)

This is the bottom half of my code (and it's been edited somewhat to share publicly). The code works perfectly fine when the fieldList has only three fields in it, but when I populate it with all 108 ...
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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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Mysterious Invalid Syntax in Field Calculation

I'm trying to calculate a field in Model Builder using the Calculate Field tool. I'm using the following code block and expression in the calculation, but am getting an "invalid syntax (, line 1)" ...
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Using Python in the Field Calculator, how do I refer to a field in another shapefile?

I want to compare the changes in geometry between two shapefiles (of election districts in NYC. One is from 2001 and the other 2005). I am attempting to calculate a new field in the 2005 shapefile ...
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QGIS field-calculator replace function

I've got a Shapefile containing contourlines which I would like to style differently according to their value. For that reason I created a field named "100s" where I would like to give values from ...
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How to implent a “maketrans” python function on field calculator

i'm traying to implent python string translate function at field calculatore http://www.tutorialspoint.com/python/string_translate.htm in order to fix hebrew imported from cad. here is the code - def ...
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Why isn't this Python calculation working correctly?

I want to label the source files for a unified shapefile, and there are three respective columns for each. If there is no value in the column, there is no data from that source; if there is a value in ...
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How to populate a field with the max M value of a feature using Python in Field Calculator?

I need to calculate the max M value for a line feature using Python in ArcGIS 10 Field Calculator but I cannot figure it out. In 9.3 I used the follow VBA expression… **Pre-Logic VBA Script Code:** ...
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QGIS: Expression WHEN property1 = 'FOO' THEN property2 = 'BAR'

Our Foundation is adding additional properties to points. If property1 = FOO , then add property2 = BAR WHEN property1 = 'FOO' THEN property2 = 'BAR' END When I run this the ...
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How do I add a column in an attribute table using QGIS graphical modeler?

I have started to make a model in QGIS 2.2 graphical modeler. I have made a buffer around a polyline and used it to clip a polygon layer. So far i t works. But the next step is to add a new column ...
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Batch Update Fields in Field Calculator or Model

I have a dataset of block-level census data that I clipped to an Illinois State Senate district. To update the data (e.g. for population) I'm applying an area multiplier, i.e taking the area of each ...
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How can I refer to a model variable in a Field Calculator or Pyculator formula?

I am new to QGIS 2.0.1 Modeler (Sextante) and not very able in Python programming. My question regard the use of field calculator (or advanced python field calculator) inside the modeler. Is it ...
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Is the derived area/length/xy values of a polygon/polyline layer in QGIS usable?

I have a raster that is projected to a state plane CRS and I am adding polygon/polyline shapefiles that are projected to WGS84. On the fly transformation is set to reproject to my raster CRS. When I ...
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Generating sequential numbering for duplicate values in a field sorted by ObjectID

I am trying to figure out a solution to an field calculation problem. What I'm trying to do is automatically (using either ArcPy or the Field Calculator) generate sequential numbers, beginning at 1, ...
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How to flag parcels as being within stop type dependent distance of transit stops?

first question here! I have a parcel layer and a transit stop layer. The transit stop layer has different bus stops, light rail stops, etc. I want to add to my parcel layer attribute table fields ...
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How to calculate land cover inside the buffer zones?

In one Shape file I have created 1200 buffer zones Around coordinates. I created a field and calculated the buffer zones area in hectares. Then I clipped different landcover layers to the buffer ...
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Field calculator or update cursor?

I have a feature class in which one field (let's call it "Field_A"), as yet empty, is to be populated by the contents of another field ("Field_B") multiplied by a certain number (I'll call it the ...
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How to combine If Then with InStr in ArcMap field calculator?

I want to write an if then in field calculator that tests if a field in the attribute table contains one of several versions of another string (the versions vary by capitalization). Trouble is, I ...
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Cursors and Field calculation - Python 2.5 - ArcGis 9.3

I hope my question is not redundant. I wrote a script to Update a table using two imbricate cursors. The goal was 1) to read a records, update some of its values 2) Make a selection based on this ...
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Counting occurrences across a record in ArcGIS 10.0

I'm a student at Millersville University, PA studying for a BA in Geography with a concentration in GIS. I've stumbled across this site for questions I've had over the past year or so with getting ...
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Multiple input tables for Add Field in ModelBuilder

My model requires field1 to be added to fc1 and fc2, and then calculated according to a Python expression calc1. field2 is then added to fc2, and calculated using calc1. How do I add the multiple ...
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Randomly choosing one from multiple fields in Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using the Field Calculator in ArcGIS for Desktop, I want to randomly choose one field from a list of 10 fields (strings). The Excel equivalent, which is working, is: =INDEX(A2:J2;rnd()*10+1). How ...
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Calculating the average / MEAN of an attribute field in a QGIS model

I need to know how to calculate the average / mean of an attribute field in my point shape file. Is this possible to do with the field calculator? I just found the options min or max but not mean. The ...