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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Field calculator uses wrong fields when working with joined data

I am having an issue in qgis table joins. i have a joined a csv file to a sqlite database and common id is used for join. the join is displays correctly in attribute table. the attributes in sqlite ...
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New values created with QGIS field calculator become null upon saving

I'm having a problem with QGIS. I'm trying to create a new column in the attribute table for a shapefile. The numbers in the fourth column (see screenshots) are currently strings, so I want to convert ...
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How to Convert a Number to Percentage in Field Calculator

Using ArcGIS 10.2 and Personal geodatabase,I have a field with values of Numbers like 0.461538 and Type of "Double" can you please let me know how I can Export them to new Field in Percentage Format ...
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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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How to add a new column in attribute table with attribute with indexes of another max-min ordered attribute field?

I've an attribute column named e.g. VALUE with different values I would like to make a column named e.g. ORDERsuch that the greatest value has the attribute 1 the second value 2 etc. etc. so order ...
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Problem in long expression in field calculator

I am trying to compute the following expression with Field calculator. The input table values are around the size of this value: 562643580,7843, and the field name (the field of destination) is: ...
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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 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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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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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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Populate a new field with list of the top 5 values of all fields for that record

I have 15 fields. I would like to add a new field that is populated with the field name and value of the top 5 highest values of the 15 fields for each record in the table. The new field would be a ...
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Calculate difference between values in linear order using ArcGIS

The best way to describe this without knowing Python or VB jargon is to add these screenshots. I would like to emulate this Excel calculation in ArcMap10.1. MEAS is the distance along my route and ...
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How to fill attribute field of one feature based on calculation on attribute field of another feature

I would like to fill an Attribute field of a geodateabase table based on some calculations such as 'sum' over specific field of another Feature class. Is there an Approach to formulate it? while in ...
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Mismatch in area calculation using Field Calculator vs Group Stats in QGIS 2.0

I have two polygon files (A being my area of interest and B being a categorised land cover layer). Both layers were in the same projection (projected and not geographic). Using QGIS 2.0, I used the ...
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Cannot compute area of shapefile in field calculator of QGIS?

This shapefile represents the counties of NM. I am trying to compute the area of each polygon (yes, I know there is an area field, but this is a simpler example of a problem I'm having which doesn't ...
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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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How to replace null values in attribute table ArcGIS 10.2

I have a string field 'Oneway' with three values '+' '-' and Null showing a street accessibility, I would like to replace them with values 'F' 'T' and null as the script for Network dataset expect ...
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Field Calculator - replace string function - data value recognised as a column and is “not found” [closed]

I have the same challenge as GrahamD - Field Calculator - replace string function I have exactly the same challenge. Exactly the same as GrahamD's challenge, p abbreviated for pan. Type_2 as a test ...
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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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How to replicate trunc function on QGIS?

I've search a bit before asking this question, but I haven't found the answer. Is there a Trunc function on QGis? I've tried using floor, but it doesn't work (like I want) if the number is negative, ...
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Is there a way to automatically calculate attribute values for new features?

I am creating a vector point layer which will be added to over time. I have been using the field calculator to populate fields such as X and Y coordinates. I'm wondering if there is a way to have ...
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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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If-Then Statement in Field Calculator

Scenario: I have four fields: A, B, C and D Field A is text-based and contains values from '000' up to some number 'xxx' Field B contains a set of values (also text, but represented by numbers) ...
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Is it possible to calculate a value based on values of another row?

I have a point shape file in qgis. For one of the attributes, I would like to offset the values, i.e. the value for point 1 goes to point 10, the value for point 2 goes to point 11 and so on. I see ...
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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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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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Select Expression and Field Calculator in ONE STEP with QGIS

I have an Open Street Map Shapefile and i want to use Field Calculator to add information to a field called a800900 according to the field TYPE of street, by different area (field called ID_2). The ...
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Help with field calculator in Python script

I am getting a syntax error in my script but I know from testing it in ArcMap attribute table, the syntax is fine. Anyone have any idea why this code doesn't work? I see that a search cursor has been ...
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How to use the Intersects function in the Field Calculator of QGIS?

I would like to have an example on how to use the Intersects function in the Field Calculator of QGIS. Basically, I want to know which feature from a polylines layer intersects a polygons layer and ...
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Using python elif syntax in Field Calculator to reclassify a range of values from a different field and populate a new field

I'm trying to use the Field Calculator with a python elif statement to reclassify values from a different field and populate a new field, and while I'm not getting an error message of any kind, I'm ...
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Doubt in Field Calculator

I am working in an project.I have a point Shapefile its projection is NAD83(HARN)Pennslyvaniasouth(ftUS)*EPSG3365* when I measure its distance(between two points) it gives me the answer in feet .yes ...
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How to create button that calculates acres on selected polygon features?

I'm looking to create a simple button that calculates acres on selected polygons and can't quite find what I'm looking for. I read through this thread: automating a python script..., but found it ...
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Field Calculator returning incorrect length and area values

I can get accurate lengths of line features and areas of polygon features using the "Measuring Tool" in a QGIS project. However, when I attempt to generate length or area data in Attribute Tables ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 : Returning shape.area in my code block

I try to calculate a field using an 'if' statement in the field calculator. Here is my code : " #Expression MyField_2 = def Reclass(!MyField_1!) #Parser Python 9.3 #Code Block def ...
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Python If else statements

I'm trying to populate a field from another. The catch is that it isn't 1 or 2 values. If my field A = 4 then I want it to return field B to 0. But if Field A is 1, 2 or 3 then I want the user to be ...
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Ádvance Python Field Calculator - Global Expressions [duplicate]

I am trying to create a global expression that populates a new field based upon existing values in an attribute table. I am using QGIS Dufour and the Sextante toolbox, and the "Advanced Python Field ...
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VB Script can't run in Field Calculator

I wrote a simple script in VB. But it failed to run in field calculator. I can't figure out what is wrong with it. Below is a screenshot. Thanks for your help.
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Using Calculate Field (Data Management) tool to calculate 3D Length in ArcGIS 10.1

I'm relatively new to the world of model builder and scripting, so it's likely there is a very simple solution to the question I've been trying to figure out. I'm trying to create a tool that takes ...
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Why do area measurements from “measure area” tool and field calculator differ?

My problem is when using the "measure Area" tool on the toolbar I get the correct value but when using the field calculator in the Layer Attributes the area is very different including -ve areas. ...
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Area calculation of an object without coordinates

I have a photo of an object with a scale and I want to calculate its area. I guess I have to create a polygon of the area to be calculated to use the 'field calculator'. But how do I tell the program ...
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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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VBA ArcGIS 9.3 Field Calculator: 'countif' across several fields

I have an attribute table with 15 columns that contain either a '0' or a taxonomy number. I would like a summarized column that shows the number of different species. location type1 type2 type3 ...
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Cursor Update Python Script for Multiplying Several Fields against a Ratio (Real) in ArcGis

Disclaimer: Python Neophyte, Uber-reliant on GUI, working to wean... I have a Python script for replacing multiple Field values with another table value that was graciously provided by the inimitable ...
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Conditional Calculation of a text Field Value Based on antoher text field value ArcGIS10.1 [duplicate]

I Created a new field to explain some zoning codes in an attribute Table. I basically want the new field "Zone" to have a string value based on the field "Zoning" For example if the "Zoning" field ...
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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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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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How to perform intersect operations in the Field Calculator in QGIS?

How to use the Intersect function? How would I specify to REPLACE layer1.field1 with layer2.field2 WHEN layer1.geometry INTERSECTS layer2.geometry Is that feasible in QGIS?
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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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What expressions for QGIS field-calculator?

I do not understand what language I have to use in field-calculator and labels on QGIS: SQL or Python? And where I can find the possible script/expressions to use? in the image you can see the ...
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Calculating a Unique ID on a Subgroup of Polygons

I would like to assign a unique ID to polygons in a dataset. The catch to my issue is that I would like polygons that fall within a polygon to have the same unique ID. My example is related to ...