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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Are Date columns in feature classes stored as python datetime objects?

I have a Date column called readings_measurement_tstamp stored in my feature class. I would like to add a String column to this feature class and Field Calculate it to be be just the %H:%M:%S ...
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Adding formula in field calculator when new attribute is text type?

I added a new text attribute to my table. I would like it to print the values "y" or 'n", for when an attribute in the table is other a specific cut off it will code Y, and then that attribute is ...
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Calculating Percentiles in ArcMap?

I have a large polygon dataset (26,000) records with numerous attributes columns. I wish to calculate the percentile rank of each attribute. Say I have population_density in an attribute, is there a ...
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How to calculate unique IDs starting from highest current ID

I have been using a python script in field calculator in ArcGIS 10.2 to add unique IDs automatically, however there are two things I would like to improve this process: Each ID also has letters at ...
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Concatenate Multiple String Fields and Convert to Date field using ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I'm Working in Model builder using the calculate value tool. I have three columns - SignatureDay, SignatureMonth, SignatureYear - All three are string data types and all consist of just numbers for ...
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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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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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Using Python For a Field Calc

In AcrMap 10.2 I'm trying to add a field and run this script in Field Calc: !shape.isMultipart! to see if I have any multipart lines. I keep getting geoprocessing failures. I am clicking the ...
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How to perform If Statement in Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop? (Python or VB)

I've one field "MAXSPEED". I want a Field Calculation that will calculate an additional field ("noise"): If MAXSPEED > 40 then the term: (73.5 + Log ( 25 ) * ( [MAXSPEED] / 50)) should be used to ...
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Random value calculation in QGIS

Is there a way to do a random value calculation within a range in QGIS? I have been able to do this within ArcMap Field Calculator with the following code: Dim max, min max=20 min=5 ...
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QGIS upper round in field calculator

I need to to in the field calculator the following calc: toint(Field1 / 25.0) but i need to round the result to no decimal places but upwards. Exmaples: If 17/25 result should 1. If 25/25 result ...
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Assigning score to raster based on cell overlap with other raster and field value

I have a set of rasters that I've assigned scores to individually (scored based predominantly on values of other fields). The scoring scale is the same for all rasters, but the factors that determine ...
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VB Script field calculator - error with conditional statements

I have limited VB Script experience, but have been working on the script below and keep getting errors, the most common being "expected identifier". Can someone tell me what I'm missing here? Dim ...
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Can you use wildcards for column headers in Field Calculator?

I know you can use wildcards for fields like so (in the Field Calculator): case when "column" ILIKE '%example%' then 1 else 0 end Can you do something similar for the column headers themselves? I ...
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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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How can I refer to two tables in ArcPy's CalculateField_management? [closed]

I tried to refer to the different table's fields just like I saw in How to Calculate Field in joined table using ArcPy? but it doesn't work. There are two tables in my example. I have created table ...
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How to use calculatefield_management with ArcPy and joined second table? [duplicate]

How can I use calculatefield_management with ArcPy if I have a joined second table? I want to go through the attached table's field and I want to get records where the certain fields is. How can I ...
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What fields can the CalculateField_management expression parameter contain?

What fields can the CalculateField_management expression parameter contain? I mean the parameters can be the fields what are in the output table, or can they be a field of another table too? There ...
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How to Calculate Field in joined table using ArcPy?

I have to calculate a field based on another field in a joined table, but an error occurs: "Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000728: Field !Table_A.field_A! does not exist within table" My code: ...
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Why is using two imbricate UpdateCursor not working?

I hope my question is not redundant. I wrote a script to Update a table using two imbricate cursors. The goal was: to read a records, update some of its values Make a selection based on this ...
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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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Field calculator to copy numeric values from other fields

FieldA contains text: both numeric(123) and alpha-numeric(123a, 2-3, 3/2, '). FieldB is longstring. I want to use field calculator and codeblock on FieldB to bring from Field A only the numeric ...
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Join and Field Calculator

I made a Join between a shape and a dbf, and now I want to calculate some data from the table that came as a result from that Join. Everytime I try to run the Field Calculator it says there's an ...
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QGIS (2.0.1): Field calculator for length not working - values way too high

Same problem as another thread: Field Calculator returning incorrect length and area values Trying to calculate length of a line shapefile, and field calculator is returning values that are way too ...
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Large dataset, how to copy values between fields

I'm in this position: i have a feature class containing about 6 million entries. I made a summarize and and generated a new table. I joined the two tables and now I need to copy the values from the ...
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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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How to use random number generator to select by attributes in ArcMap? [duplicate]

I am not familiar in using Python and random number generator. I was wondering how to select 250 rows/values from a column named "JUROL". Every value in that column is different and the column ...
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Can a joined-layer have its attribute changed depending on what layers are selected/deselected?

Using QGIS, I have a polygon-grid layer which covers everything, Layer_All joined with 2 other grid layers: Layer_1 and Layer_2, both of which intersect at various points. I would like Layer_All to ...
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Auto increment a new column using Model Builder Field Calculator in QGIS?

I am making a model which requires creating a grid and clipping various layers to it. Using the Create grid function does not provide an ID column, instead it creates 2 columns: "longitude" and ...
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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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Why is field calculator returning NULL for $x and $y in line and polygon layers?

I am trying to include XY coordinates in the attribute tables of several of my vector files; they are line and polygon files. I have tried two methods; first I used $x and $y in the field calculator ...
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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 ...
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Editing tables in ArcGIS for Desktop with Python Parser of Field Calculator?

so I'm trying to edit a table so that the name column will not contain spaces. I just don't know how to write the Python script that should go with it. This is what I have for the Python script ...
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Calculate average value for each row

The picture is an example, but the method would be the same at mine bigger dataset. So i have some parcels with each a ID value and some fields. such as field 1, field 2, field 3, fieldd 4,... with ...
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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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python expression convert field to string and format with leading zeroes

I would like to create an expression using the field calculator in ArcMap to be able to convert an Int field to a string and add leading zeroes. I am able to do it in a python window with an example ...
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How to get latitude /longitude in Degree Minute Second (DMS) using QGIS field calculator?

I have come up with the following expression to convert 5.1234 to 5° 7`24.24" toint ($x) || '° ' || toint((($x) - toint ($x)) * 60) ||'`' || substr( (tostring(((($x) - toint ($x)) * 60) - ...
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Use field calculator to reclassify values from three different fields to populate a new field AND determine overlap with different raster

I want to reclassify values of 3 different fields AND determine if one of those fields is located inside a different polygon to populate the values of my new field. Everything is raster. I created 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 ...
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Basic Python Reclass question in Field Calculator

I'm trying to reclass values in field calculator using Python. I want any value >= '5' to remain the same (return same value). Anything else to be = '0'. Yes, DIST_EDGE are numbers. I'm getting an ...
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select parcels in polygons and add fiels depending on the polygons

I have a lot of feature classes (results of service area with different polygons (0 to 10/ 10 to 20/ 20 to 40 and 40 to 60) (figure 1) Also i have a shapefile with a lot of parcels (figure 2) ...
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Calculate Fields from 3 different fields using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm using a shapefile of different vegetation and land cover types and I want to generalize to a simpler classification (ie. I only need to differenciate between young and old forest and open land, ...
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Extracting data from Address field using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am fairly new to using python in field calculator and could use some help. I want to populate SitusRdType with RD or AVE or LN or ST or DR depending on the road type. I also want to just have the ...
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Add a certain number of days for a date field

I have one field for a permit decision date, and then I have another field for 180 days from that permit date. The permit date field has data entered, but the 180 day field I would like to calculate ...
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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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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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VBA functions use in ArcGIS Field Calculator

Would this be ok to use them for the field calculator in ArcGIS 9.3 ? See here MS Excel VBA Functions Or should I fix them in MS Excel and save as a file and then use the join with the shapefile or ...
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Error when using .isalnum in ArcGIS fieldcalculator

ArcGIS keeps throwing an error when I use the following script in the field calculator, using Python: pre-logic script code: y= () if !fieldx!.isalnum(): y= 1 else: y= 0 Fieldy= y The ...
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Field calculation in ArcGIS Desktop?

i have a data which contain a code of area an value of area in shapefile, ex.: area|value 1|33 1|43 1|31 2|12 2|43 3|66 3|76 the question is how to calculate total value per area with arcgis, i ...
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How to use field calculator in QGIS to calculate new coordinates, and use that new columm to geolocate a layer's points

In a separate question, at How to shift a CRS by an observed offset, I asked about shifting a CRS to align the problems aligning data points with a satellite image obtained from OpenLayers. (They ...