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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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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Subtracting columns (that include null values) in ArcMap Field Calculator

I’m desperately trying to run a very simple command where I subtract one column with others. However the problem is that some rows have NULL values, therefore the result of subtracting is also NULL. ...
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What is the expression for getting a subset of characters in QGIS Field Calculator?

I have a column of 10 character names e.g. L3NAM1988K. How can I delete the first 5 characters and the last 1 character using an expression in the QGis Field Calculator?
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Converting Aspect degree to westness

I have extracted Aspect values in degree from DEM in ArcMap 10.2 full license. I want to investigate effect of Westness in my model so I was using conversion formula of Folded Aspect : ABS (180- ...
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Referencing fields in code block of Field Calculator in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to use values from a field to fill a new field with a truncated version. The 'str.rindex' function is working out well, but I can't seem to figure out how I'm supposed to reference the ...
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Returning value from other field, using FieldCalculator

I am very new to Python and need what I believe is a very basic script in order for my field to represent another fields' input, if the field's value is 0. I tried to search for this, but gave up ...
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Field Calculator Python Expression Issues

I'm pretty new to Python and this is my first post on this forum so I could use some help. I am currently attempting to run some code in the Field Calculator in a model in order to replace string ...
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How to convert unix time to qt time type?

How can I convert unix timestamp to qt time type using qgis field calculator? I would like to avoid importing my table into excel and convert the timestamp to qt time type.
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How to compare string fields in the same table with ArcGIS 10

I don't know exactly if there is a tool for this or a maybe a python script could be more suitable. I want to compare string elements from a field (POI_NAME) with another string element in another ...
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Replace characters

How to remove a special number of characters of a string, e.g. the last 7 characters? And how to join them as the first characters to the string of another field? Thank you for VBS and Python synthax ...
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How to use DateDiff() Function across day transition in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I am trying to calculate the time difference between two fields using the DateDiff() function in minutes. I have successfully calculated the times that fall within the same day but I am having trouble ...
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Decimal Degree data erases itself between edit sessions in QGIS

I have a shapefile with point data. I calculate the $x and $y of the points successfully I save the changes and close the edit session. Once I reopen the attribute table, the data after the decimal ...
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python add fields that may have NULL values

I would like to use python to calculate a field (short integer) using other fields (short integer) present in the table. In some cases these fields may have NULL values for one or more of the fields. ...
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Arcpy Calculate Field Formatting Syntax

I am trying to field calculate a double field (PID) to a new string field (PIN). Using: qry = '"139-{}".format(!PID!)' arcpy.CalculateField_management(out, "PIN", qry, "PYTHON") Given a PID = ...
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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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Calculating a field based on two other fields, if they exist [duplicate]

I'm using ModelBuilder to iterate through ~800 shapefiles to add and calculate a new field (I'll call it Field_A). Field_A needs to be populated by either Field_B or Field_C, whichever exists. Half of ...
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Python script for identifying duplicate records (follow up)

I am trying to calculate a field that marks duplicates and sequentially numbers them. I am using the code below that I found here: Generating sequential numbering for duplicate values in a field ...
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Generating sequential numbering for duplicate values in a field sorted by ObjectID

I am trying to figure out a solution to an field calculation problem. What I'm trying to do is automatically (using either ArcPy or the Field Calculator) generate sequential numbers, beginning at 1, ...
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Need a Python field calculation that works like the DatePart( ) VB Function

I have a field called Abandoned Year (short integer data type) that I am trying to populate with a four digit year from a column called Decommission Date (Date data type). I have done this in the ...
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using “abs()” function in QGIS field calculator?

I'm pretty new to GIS in general and I'm trying to take an absolute value of the difference between two fields in field calculator when creating a new field, but using ABS () returns an invalid ...
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Syntax for ArcGIS ICalculator object?

I have a code snippet that I can't figure out: 'Define a calculator for NewArea field pCalculator = New Calculator With pCalculator .Cursor = pCursor .PreExpression = "Dim ...
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Field calculator script not working

I am trying to do the following in the field calculator in ArcGIS 10 if [IncdStDir] = " " then [IncdStNo] &" " & [IncdStName] &" " & [IncdStSfx] else [IncdStNo] &" " & ...
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Recoding values based on contents using ArcGIS Field Calculator or Python?

Is there a convenient (or even effective) method for recoding field values using the field calculator or standalone python script? In this case, I am given several unique strings to identify a type ...
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Stacking multiple selected points in ArcGIS

I would like to find a way to stack multiple selected points in ArcGIS, either using the field calculator or python script. For example, I want to snap all points representing houses on a street into ...
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Loading Features prompt in QGIS?

I'm currently working on a dataset with 3.8m records. I have a very simple expression to update a field that I want to execute using the Field Calculator, while having the Attribute Table open. Do I ...
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Sequential attribute field calculations with null values using Arcpy

I have a series of x,y co-ordinates converted from a .ply file. I was able to extract the file into a suitable x,y format for arcmap, the issue I have is that they are co-ordinate points representing ...
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Reproducing GRASS GIS network analysis tutorial in QGIS Field Calculator

Im looking to reproduce the assigning of road speeds as denoted in a GRASS GIS tutorial (v.net.alloc tutorial), where the road speed is assigned by road type (i.e. 'interstate' = 75 mph etc.) to then ...
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Calculate field using data from excel table

I need to interpolate data that I have in a excel file using data from an attribute table of a point feature. I want to create a new field on the attribute table with the result of that interpolation. ...
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Calculating percentage using QGIS Field Calculator?

I have a shapefile containing counties and their respective population for a given area. I woould like to use the Field Calculator to create a new field that contained the % of the total population in ...
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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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How can I copy non-blank values to a new column from different columns in the same layer in QGIS?

My data: n1 n2 n3 NEW_COLUMN 11 null null null 33 null null null 55 My desired result: n1 n2 n3 NEW_COLUMN 11 null null 11 null 33 null 33 null null 55 ...
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Alphabetical Sort within a Record

I am performing a union on a polygon feature class with multiple overlapping polygons. Each of the records in the resulting feature class can be thought of as "unique area" polygons made up of the ...
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How to change GK-coordinates to UTM with the field calculator in QGIS?

i have a qgis project in ETRS89 (UTM) with some vectorshapes. i already transformes them from GK into UTM. but now the attribute table still show me the GK-coordinates. HOW can i change it? with the ...
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Add or subtract days to date field using the field calculator

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 I'm not a programmer I want to use the field calculator to add 4 days to the current date if the status is "delivery" or subtract 5 days if its status is "order" this ...
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ArcGIS Field Calculator passes European-formatted floats as tuples

I have the problem that the ArcGIS Field Calculator doesn't read a float number when it is included in Python by referring to the field that contains it, in this way: def giveResult(floatValue): if ...
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How to calculate area of shapefile with a merged layer

so i have 'save as''d the new project and layer with my new Custom CRS project string being '+proj=laea +lat_0=70 +lon_0=0 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +ellps=GRS80 +towgs84=0,0,0,0,0,0,0 +units=m +no_defs'. ...
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Populate field with current time

I am trying to populate a field with the current time. Here is what I tried that did not work: Start editing Open Attribute Table Add Field -> Name: time Type: Date Right Click on Field Name ...
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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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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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Expression to create and populate column based on filtered fields

I wanted to create a column and populate it with data based on data from other fields. If column_1 contains fields which has similar string (eg. field_1 = "Country: UK", field_2 = "Country: US", ...
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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 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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Correctly calculating attribute table column in gvSIG

I am trying to conduct a multicriteria evaluation, and it is necessary to check the compatibility of two different land-use types that I have in seperate layers. I am working in gvSIG 1.12, and have a ...
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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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Using Sum() or something similar with CalculateField_management and FieldLists

I need some help with using variables with CalculateField_management tool. I've tried several different scenarios but don't seem to have any luck. What I have is a list of fields containing water ...
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Using update cursor on a field with a domain

I have been replacing field calculations with python update cursors in many of my work flows and today I ran into a problem. The fields being updated have an attribute domain. so now, when I ...
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How to convert QGIS Field Calculation to ArcGIS?

I have a field calculator expression I use in QGIS to generate unique IDs that are sequential, but start with a text string. I now need to perform the same thing in ArcGIS, but I am unsure of how to ...
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Incorrect field name resulted in RuntimeError: ERROR 999999 (Also, better code for adding and calculating fields)

This is the bottom half of my code (and it's been edited somewhat to share publicly). The code works perfectly fine when the fieldList has only three fields in it, but when I populate it with all 108 ...
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Mysterious Invalid Syntax in Field Calculation

I'm trying to calculate a field in Model Builder using the Calculate Field tool. I'm using the following code block and expression in the calculation, but am getting an "invalid syntax (, line 1)" ...
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Using Python in the Field Calculator, how do I refer to a field in another shapefile?

I want to compare the changes in geometry between two shapefiles (of election districts in NYC. One is from 2001 and the other 2005). I am attempting to calculate a new field in the 2005 shapefile ...