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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Increasing speed limit by 35 percent in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I have a network with a speed limit attributes. I want to increase the speed limit by 35 percent in order to run an analysis for an ambulance. For example, if the speed limit is 60, I will ...
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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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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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How do I normalize the values in a single Field (from a table) in ArcGIS?

First of all, this is my first post, and I would like to appreciate all the useful information I have found so far on this site. Second of all, I have encountered a problem, in Field Calculator. ...
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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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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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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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Performing math in Python parser of ArcGIS field calculator?

I never used python but now I need a code to do this calculation: I'm doing this: math.atan(math.fabs( !Y2! - !Y1!)/math.fabs( !X2! - !X1!) )*(180/math.pi)
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How to convert negative field values to positive?

I have an xyz file that I want to convert negative field values in the z column to positive values. How do I do this with field calculator?
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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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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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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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Calculate Field tool to calculate on null fields

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. I want to use the calculate field tool in ModelBuilder on a table where if field1 is null, it should take the value of field2. If field1 has a value then it should stay as is. ...
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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 write FIDs of points within each polygon to polygon field?

I have two feature classes one with points one with polygons (in ArcGis 10.2). Now, I want to write into a String Field of the polygon layer a list of all the Point-FIDs that are within each polygon ...
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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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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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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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Calculating Sinuosity Using ArcGIS Field Calculator

Trying to calculate sinuosity via Field Calculator (ArcGIS v 10.2.2); VBA Pre-Logic Script Code: Dim dblLe as double Dim dblLf as double Dim dblS as double Dim pCurve as Icurve Dim pFPoint as IPoint ...
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How to add multiple python expressions in field calculator

How would I add multiple python expressions in the ArcMap Field Calculator if possible? I tried separating each expression on a new line and also separating with a semi-colon but neither worked. ...
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How do I use the field-calculator in QGIS to return the name of a country from a different shapefile?

I have a shapefile that consists of a list of archaeological sites with the x and y coordinates. I have an Natural Earth shapefile for the countries of world. I was wondering how I go about ...
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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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Prefixing multiple values within QGIS using the Field Calculator?

I have a column in my my attribute table that contains a series of individually numbered locations. I wish to prefix all of these numbers with a letter, this letter will be the same for each of the ...
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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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Concatenate multiple string / text fields some of which may have NULL values ArcGIS

I am trying to repeat the behavior of this code from the ESRI website. I want to replicate the output example in ALL_Type field, so that it concatenates a field but it deals (ignores) any that have ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Capitalizing The First Letter Of Each Word In Attribute Field

Does anyone know of a way to capitalize the first letter of each word in a field in an attribute table? I am doing this in QGIS. I know of field calculations to change all the words to Lower or ...
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Am I over-complicating adding and then calculating fields? Suggestions for a better way? (Python)

I'm attempting to re-position a question I asked yesterday here. I am starting to think that the way I wrote my code just isn't the best way. Am I overcomplicating things? I know for a fact that ...
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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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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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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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Replace Expression in Field Calculator to include a Numeric Range

There has to be an easier way to clean up address data, I hope? GeoCoding, I need to remove APT# and any number or letter that follows.
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VBScript - If/Then Statement - Field Calculator

I am trying to do a simple (or so I thought) if/then statement in the ArcGIS field calculator. I am trying to add the HydroCode field - hydologic soil codes - to an existing data set. I know what the ...
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Cannot convert string to int using ArcPy Calculate Field

When I load a csv file to join with ArcPy, it converts all string fields that are numeric to integers. Therefore, I have to add another field within the feature class that I'm using for joining that ...