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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Arc 10 field calculator scripts

I need scripts for the field calculator that: extracts the first word from a column, i.e. "Jones School" - "Jones", and A script that will capitalize this new field, "Jones" - "JONES". This is Arc ...
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Problem with Python codeblock recognizing a field

'<'First Post Alert> I've been through multiple iterations / gyrations, and while there may be multiple problems here (and I'll appreciate feedback on all of them), the recurring issue is that the ...
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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 Remove return/newline (\n) character from Field using Python and Field Calculator?

I have a geodatabase table with a field that I'm trying to remove return characters (new line). I found this post (How can I remove (chomp) a newline in Python?) of how to do it, however it is not ...
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How to SUM field and then insert into NULL column?

I am only in the beginning stages of learning Python. I have a column, 'QUANTITY_SOLID', that I want to take the sum of all of its rows. I understand I can do this with 'SUMMARY_STATISTICS', but i'm ...
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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 to convert state name abbreviations to full names?

I have a data table with columns that includes city names (ex: San Jose) and state name abbreviations (ex: CA). Is there a way to define the state names as their full names (i.e., CA = California) and ...
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Sum a field in buffer intersection

I have looked and do not see this answered in any other discussions. Purpose: Site suitability analysis for brewers spent grain processing facility Method: Locate intersecting buffers with greatest ...
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How to find and replace a singe word in a string?

How do i find and replace a single word of a string? e.g. Calle Iparraguirre to Iparraguirre I've tried: replace( 'Calle\\s', 'Calle\\s', '') replace( "name",'calle','') and all combinations ...
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assign a number for each group in field calculator

I have several thousand features each of which has a name. The names are not unique. what I want to do with the field calculator is assign a number to each name so I can refer to a number and always ...
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Use Field Calculator to change “Status” field in Annotations

I am trying to turn off a lot of annotations at once by using Field Calculator to set status to Unplaced. Just typing "Unplaced" into the expression, I get this error: The calculated value is ...
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Writing conditional (if/then) statements into Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop using Python parser?

I have gotten stuck on another seemingly simple arcgis field calculator python expression. I obtained a great answer to a another similar question a few years ago: Python Field Calculator ArcGIS 10 ...
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Filling Field2 to icorresponding values in Field1 of shapefile using Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have to give explanation in a new field of the existing field which contains abbreviation. Example: Field "Geology" has values Q, Qs,N....(abbreviation), I have to give explanation of those in a ...
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Updating a feature class

I am working on ArcGIS 10.2.1. I have a feature class containing more than 4000 records and a table having approximately 1000 records. Both feature class and table have some common fields however, ...
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Assigning values to new field using field calculator? [duplicate]

I have a polygon with attributes showing the service area of 300m from a busstop as well as 600m from a busstop. Attribute fields > From Break with values 0 and some with values 300 Attribute fields > ...
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How to do a simple find and replace in QGIS field calculator?

I'm trying to replace selected string values in an attribute table, eg. "Text1" for "Text2" (QGIS 1.8.0), patriculary for those rows with NULL values. I have been trying to use the replace expression ...
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Debugging CalculateField_management ERROR 000623: Invalid value type for parameter field?

I am trying to select records in my table that have certain words in the "Name" field and then code them as 0 (not pharmacy) or 1 (pharmacy) This is just a test searching for two words to select ...
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Field calculator fails when computing First X coordinate in ArcGIS10

I have this line in python to compute First X coordinates into the Field Calculator from each polyline: !Shape!.firstPoint.X Then, when I inspected the attributes I see this rare thing: You may ...
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How to use %value% (from For iterator) in SQL expression of Calculate Field in ModelBuilder?

I have a shapefile with data of fish specimens and the coordinates where they were tagged for research purposes. One of the fields in the attribute table of these shapefiles is the fish length in ...
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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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Field Calculator not showing some fields

When I open my attribute table, click on a column, and select Field Calculator it opens and doesn't list all of the Fields in my attribute table. Why can't Field Calculator find these Fields?
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ArcMap 10.1 Crashing when using field calculator

I keep getting a serious error message when I try to use the field calculator. I've joined a .csv to my SDE feature class and am trying to set one of the columns equal to one of the columns from the ...
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Extract one GPS fix per day from data?

I am in the fortunate position of having 2 years worth of animal movement data. With such a large amount of data I would like to extract only one fix per day to make it easier to work with. Data = 14 ...
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Field is not nullable but Field is nullable Box is checked

I had this problem already a couple of times. I add a Field (float) to an existing feature class, the Field is Nullable is arleady checked. But performing a calculation with the Field Calculator on it ...
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ArcMap Calculate Field..if “text” in !Field!

Is it possible to use Field Calculator in ArcGIS to add text to a new field based on an if in statement? Example: In an attribute table I have a some fields called !X!, !Y!, !Z! where "A (xx%)", "B ...
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What is the syntax for Python 2.7 to permanent display in percent in a field column?

What is the syntax to build to calculate field, for example, Acres to Percent? 841173.00 to 82 % What I want the field column in Percent to be display numbers with percent with the alignment to ...
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Calculation based on features in shapefile

I hope I get the terminilogy right! Correct me if I mess something up. I need to perform some calculations for a scoring system for different habitat types. The Problem is that I have two different ...
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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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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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Interaction with two variables as parameters, saving the raster properties output into a table (.dbf)

The draft of the model below TASK: I need to calculate the percentage of river channel that is covered with shadow in each timestep RESOURCS: I have values for azimuth and elevation of the sun ...
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Calculating Area of Raster Classes

I have a raster in a GRID format that was created by Image Classification. The GRID is projected in StatePlane meters, but I would like the area in square feet. I'm assuming I will need to use the ...
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Calculations in if statement

I want to perform a simple calculation with the Field Calculator using this piece of script (note that all the elif statements are attempts for another syntax and non of the worked): def ...
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Populate a field from another field with a conditional

I am working in SDE geodatabase where I have a feature class 'Mange_Waste' and "Q1", "Q2" are two fields. I wanted to use python script for populating "Q2" from "Q1" with a condition. Like, if the ...
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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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Changing default parser in ArcGIS Field Calculator to Python?

Is there a way to change the default parser in the Field Calculator to Python? So annoying to always change now that I'm trying to move away from using VBScript... I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for ...
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Call field from zip() into Field Calculator expression ArcGIS

I've been trying to find a way to call in field names from a zip(). Basically I have 12 fields called "Flw_days1", "Flw_days2" etc and corresponding "Depth" fields that need to be calculated using the ...
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Comparing field values to update new field using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am currently doing an analysis in ArcMap 10 using python. I have two shape layers, one is a point layer and the other one is a line layer. The point layer have attributes for point's unique ID, as ...
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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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How to implement a Gaussian function in field calculator?

Are there any build-in functions like Gaussian or Epanechnikov functions in field calculator? Or I have to write that by myself?
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How to use Fields in the Field Calculator? [duplicate]

I'm using the Field Calculator in ArcMap and I need to create a unique ID for every storm drain in my county. An ID Should look something like this: 16-I-003 The first number is the municipal number ...
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Basic If/Then in ArcGIS 10.2 Field Calculator (Python or VB)

I've been looking through these threads and can't seem to figure out my answer yet. Very new to VBA and Python, but lots of years with Arc.I know I can do this the slow way with Select By Attributes, ...
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Conditional Calculate Field Many to One

Anyone have experience calculating a field based on a many to one scenario? I have a feature class in a geodatabase with a field of unique names. Feature Class Table (let's call this ...
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Using the Rule-based style to calculate each grid cell from overlaps

I am using the Rule-based styling properties (QGIS 2.2) to determine the colour of grid cells for a merged shapefile. Each grid cell defined by its ID may be overlapped by several layers as defined by ...
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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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Calculating Field based on name of shapefile

I have multiple shapefiles to which I have added a field called "gname1". For each shapefile, I want "gname1" to be set to the name of that particular shapefile, for every feature within the ...
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Calculating acreage using ArcGIS Field Calculator?

What is the expression to calculate an acreage in USA ? I am aware that there is a geometry calculate but when you convert raster to polygon it doesn't do it's job and I have to use the field ...
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Using Code Block in Field Calculator with ArcObjects (VB.NET)

I'm having trouble using a code block in the Field Calculator with ArcObjects. Ideally, I'd like to be able to read a text file which contains the Python code for the code block. I've tested this code ...
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ModelBuilder - How to calculate Field using part of path name

I am trying to calculate a field using part of the feature class path name (specifically, the last three characters of the geodatabase name). Is this possible? I've tried using the parse path tool and ...
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Syntax of conditional statements in QGIS Field Calculator(s)

I have a shapefile which I need to modify. There is one column "CLASS" with the attributes: "A", "B" and "C". I need to change "A" into "1!, "B" into "2" and "C" into "3". I tried it with case when ...
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How to perform If Statement in Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile containing two numeric fields ("Dist_1" and "Dist_2"). I want a Field Calculation that will populate an additional field ("Result") with one of three answers: First if Dist_1 is ...