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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Calculate proportions of point counts per polygon based on threshold values

I have an attribute table containing "Joint_Count" and Raster ID (A1, A2, etc), where Join_Count refers to the sum of points per raster ID. If the sum of all Join_Count represents 100%, how do I ...
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Using ArcGIS field calculator to rank continuous field within shapefile using VBscript parser? [duplicate]

So have been trying to get the VBscript code below to work in the ArcGIS field calculator. The values are a continuous set of data between 15-88, and I have used the natural breaks jenks rank to rank ...
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Syntax error in parameter formula of field calculator funtion

I'm using a QGIS 2.8.1 in windows. Have some doubts with syntax when use string in python console. I want to use the field calculator funtion like: processing.runalg('qgis:fieldcalculator', input, ...
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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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Calculating field on insert (real time) using QGIS?

We use QGIS as a field application. We like to calculate with a input value and then also calculate with the result of the calculation Example: Liters: 1000 -> Liter per container: "this has to be ...
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Calculating XY in Model Builder using Calculate field

I'm trying to calculate the lat/long of a feature class in GCS NAD83. The picture shows what goes below. I can get it to work for distances and areas, but not a centroid. What looks incorrect?
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Way to find minimum value from a group of values - QGIS?

I'm wondering if there is a way to find the minimum value of a group within QGIS? Basically I need to find the minimum distance of each unique value in a table of about 5000 records. I can do the ...
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Debugging Indentation error on Python Parser of ArcGIS Field Calculator?

Would anyone please help me find out why I get an indentation error in line 3 def calc(f1,f2,f3): remove_list = ['01ST', '02ND', '03RD', '04TH', '05TH', '06TH', '07TH', '08TH', '09TH'] if f2 in ...
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Python codeblock to remove numeric characters from a column not working

I am trying to make use of a codeblock found in this thread: How to remove numeric characters from alphanumeric value in field calculation? I put this code into the pre-logic script field of the ...
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If/else statement in arcgis

I try to fill the fields with the condition if / else but it does not work. I do not know where is my mistake in the code. def TextValue ( !Classe! ): if !Classe! == "Steppe arbustive" or !Classe! ...
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type mismatch: 'esri_8' when using field calculator

I am trying to run the VBScript 'round' function using the field calculator on a column for a numeric field that contains a large number of rows (> 500k). When I run the code on a subset of the field ...
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Using Python for Field calculator?

I have problem with Field Calculator, using ArcGIS 10.2. I tried to write a statement but I don't know what is wrong. I have two columns: The first contains a number code. Every code represents ...
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Calculate Field using Fieldnames(variables?!)

the Question I have is kind of asked before. But I couldn't figure out the solution. ArcGIS 10.2.2 Python 2.7.5 I`m adding fields to a table using user input for the fieldnames. Then I populate ...
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Reclassifying a polygon using ArcGIS field calculator?

I am trying to reclassify a polygon into three classes: 1 and 2 = 5 3 and 4 = 3 5 = 1 I have been trying to do this by calculating a new field in the attribute table but I am very ...
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Copy first row of attributes and paste for each feature

In a newly digitised polyline vector layer, there are 7 columns attributes value that are choosen inside a value map combo-box that MUST be exactly the same for every newly digitised line (I choose ...
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Changing Date Format via Field Calculator of ArcMap?

I'm trying to find a function in the Field Calculator (preferably in VB Script) that can add numbers into a field that already has data. I have year data ranging from the 1960s to 2014 in string ...
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Linking Statistics Type with Calculate Field after Table Join using ModelBuilder?

I am attempting to build a model using ModelBuilder in which there is a zone statistics tool being run iteratively for a set of rasters. The input is a blank template table that contains the number ...
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Adding a sequential number using ArcGIS field calculator to string file and keeping the 0 in front of the number? [duplicate]

I want to know if anyone has a code to count +1 starting at a certain number for Field Calc. ArcGIS. (I.e. 04312, 04313) It also must keep the 0 in front. rec=0 def autoIncrement(): global rec ...
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Script (ArcPy) vs field calculator (Python Parser) behaviour of getPart in ArcGIS for Desktop?

From time to time I have to access geometry field and shuffle through points in it. Process is simple: Get shape Get it's part Iterate through part's points This is how it looks like in a script ...
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Using Field Calculator with Python Parser and if/elif statements in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I have tried all of below snippets to use Python Parser in Field Calculator and update the values of a field called type based on a filed called MamerMN but in all of them I am getting Syntax error in ...
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IF THEN statements in ArcGIS Field Calculator

I'm not sure if this would be best handled in vbscript or python, and unfortunately I'm less than novice at both so I'll take any help I can get from the exchange. I'm trying to take my streets layer ...
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CalculateField_management: Different results than in the field calculator

I`m using ArcMap 10.2.2 and Python 2.7.5 I´m tryig to calculate values with the CalculateField_management tool. my script: def mthree(mthre, mtwo): if mthre >= 1: return -3 if ...
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Added Field not showing in calculate field tool in modelbuilder

I am attempting to create a model that adds a field of the same name to multiple output feature classes, then calculates unique values for this field for each feature class. See the model below: ...
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Calculating full text string between two joined tables in ArcMap? [closed]

Using ArcMap 10.2.2, I performed a basic table join between a few of our electric feature classes to update the "Line and Pole" field with the attributes in the "Fuse Size" and "Fuse Type" fields. ...
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How do I calculate the travel time between patients and hospital by helicopter and make a map out of it?

I have a layer(.shp) with hospital location and a layer(also .shp) with pick up positions of patients by helicopter. The table with the position of patients has two columns, one with departure time of ...
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Finding and copying text with Field Calculator in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to find every instances of an "Avenue #" in the Name field and have Field Calculator copy that over the single letter written in the Subname field so that both fields look exactly the same, ...
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Populate Integer Field based on Text Field

Using ArcGIS 10.2.2 In the picture below, I want to populate the Spd_Class field (short integer). The value of the Spd_Class attribute will be based on the TYPE field - residential = 30 secondary = ...
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Auto increment field that begins with text in ArcGIS

I am searching for a way to auto increment an ArcGIS field which begins with text and followed by numbers. Ex. SWCL0000. I have tried the auto increment code in the field calculator but once I added ...
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using field calculator on string field that has some empty values?

I have a CityState field that has the city and states of landowners. Bellingham WA, for example. I am making two new fields, OwnerCity and OwnerState in which I strip the last two characters of ...
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Field Calculator Mass Change Freezing issue, Any other options?

I have a list of ~2300 points, that i need to change a whole field's ("JointUse") attributes from null to "N" (for No). I've tried doing the basic field calculator change but I'm assuming since I'm ...
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Extract acres from legal description

I need to extract the acres from the legal description. I have tried "(!Legal!.split(" AC")[-1])" but it gave an error. I am using ArcGIS 10.2 using python in the field calculator. I realized why ...
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How to combine text and integers in a string field?

I have field with numbers in it (field type: double, number format: numeric) and I need to create a new field and put text in front of the numbers. I know that I need to add a new string field, but ...
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Lists in field calculator in ArcMap?

Would anyone please indicate to me why this is not working. I am trying to convert all instances of '02ND' to '2ND' for example where some of the input fields (f1) are already converted and some are ...
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How to calculate azimuth in QGIS field calculator?

Is there any way to calculate the azimuth of two points in the QGIS field calculator? The coordinates are stored in an attribute table. x1 | y1 | x2 | y2
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How do I move the last two characters of a column within the attribute table to another column?

I have data in a column that looks like the below example: El Monte CA I need to move the last 2 characters to a separate column. Which function in the field calculator will deliver those results?
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How to add the values of a common field to a field during union

If I have say 3 overlay features; A,B,C each has a field called FIELD_ID If I do a union, I will get 3 new fields in the output: FIELD_ID_1, FIELD_ID_2, FIELD_ID_3 But how do I get just one ...
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Using Python to field calculate Lat/Long with decimal degrees rather than meters

The below is a snippet of a python script that I am writing that basically adds two fields - Latitude and Longitude, then calculates them. I could use the Add XY Tool which gets me to the same point. ...
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Using ModelBuilder or Python parser of Field Calculator to check values between two datasets?

I have a *.dbf that I need to check values against for a shapefile. I need to report whether the values match the dbf in the shapefile and, if not, what the value should have been (in two new ...
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Calculate field value based on lat long. Have longitude values which are negative?

Very new to python, fairly experienced with ArcMap. I am trying to create an alphanumeric index based on point locations My code string for the numeric part is here: def calc(!LONG_x!): if ...
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Calculating a z value in python

I have some contours where the z value is stored in the geometry and I want to display it as an attribute. I want to include this in a python script. I have an expression which does this in python ...
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How can I convert Decimal to DMS for QGIS reprojection?

I have the following Lat/Long which I converted to DMS using the following calculator: Decimal DMS -96.2 96 12 0 -95.13 95 7 47.9994 29.3 29 18 0 29.98 29 58 55.1994 ...
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Controlling label/attributes of grid/fishnet index using ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcPy?

I have used the Grid index feature tool to create an index grid. The label/attribution of the page names are populated in a "row" orientated manner. eg lef to right a1,a2,a3,a4,a5,a6 b1,b2,b3,b4,b5,b6 ...
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different data types in ArcMap field calculator?

I would like to run the following pre logic code in the Arcmap field calculator: def calc(f, fn, f1, f1n) f= str(f) f1 = str(f1) f = f.replace(" ", "") fn = fn.replace(" ", "") f1 = f1.replace(" ...
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simple if statement in ArcMap field calculator

I have two fields containing string variables. The first one is f and the second one is f1. I would like to create a new field and populate it with the following: if f1 is equal to f, return f1 if ...
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Creating a weighted rating model/script for vector data

I'm using ArcMap and trying to create a model or script that can rate routes based on a weighted calculation of attributes. Right now the individual attributes don't have rating values which I could ...
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How to search for a specific field and then use it in Field Calculator

I have a piece of code where the goal is to search through the field names within a feature, select any field based on a specific character (in this case "z") and then use that selected field within a ...
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How to calculate with time values in QGIS?

I have two string fields in a vector layer, "From" and "To", with values in the format of 10:16:30 and 10:18:00 e.g. I would like to calculate the difference in minutes as a decimal value, in this ...
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Which python function should I use to populate a string field based on a numeric value from a numeric field in ArcGIS Field Calculator

I am new to Python and I'm trying to write a simple if then statement in Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10.2.2 that will take the values from a numeric field and add them to a string field. I can't ...
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Replacing multiples words using field calculator in attribute table python

I need to replace multiple words with one word in a field at one time in one script. Example in my LettersField I need to replace all the "Aa" and all the "Bb" and all the "Cc" with "Rr". I am ...
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Using python string wild cards within the field calculator ArcGIS 10.3.1

I have two fields. One field has an ID. The other field has a list of ID's. Using the Field Calculator I with to calculate 1 or 0 if either field contain the same ID number. I was successful at ...