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 value from an equation using Field Calculator Python/VB Script

I wanted to calculate a result value from 3 fields using an equation. VBScript or Python codes are also accepted..:-) the equation is RESULT= [(R^2/3)(S^1/2)]/n..
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Slow performance with Add Join and Calculate Field?

I have a point layer and a table with approximately 100 fields. I need to join the table to the point layer based on a key field and create a new shapefile / feature class. This script has been ...
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Calculating Field B from Field A, except where Field B has existing value, using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3?

Im trying to calculate Field B from Field A except where Field B has existing value in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3. (I suspect its straight forward but I have 'searched' and havent cracked it yet) Any ...
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Debugging CalculateField_management ERROR 000623: Invalid value type for parameter field?

I am trying to select records in my table that have certain words in the "Name" field and then code them as 0 (not pharmacy) or 1 (pharmacy) This is just a test searching for two words to select ...
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How to include a quotation mark in a text field from field calculator

I'm trying to attribute pipe size and need to include a quotation mark in a text field. How do I include that in the field calculator. "4"" doesn't work.
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Python in ArcGIS, CalculateField_management, updating with single value

I have a float field which I want to simply update all values with 1. I can easily do this within the field calculator but I have started using python today, what is the syntax to simply update a ...
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Iterate through each county in a shapefile, select the county and make a second selection by location - modelbuilder

The goal of my project is to create a table with two fields. The first field showing a county name and the second field listing every county that touches the boarder of the county listed in the first ...
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Use field calculator in QGIS so get number of points in polygone and store it in attribute table

I have to layers, one point one polygon (with 6 areas) stored as shapefiles. Now I want to count the number of points in each area and write it into the attribute table of the polygons. A column ...
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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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How to concatenate XY values in attribute table without messing up the numbers in ArcGIS 10.1?

Here's the procedure I use and the resulting problem I'm having. First I use the Add XY coordinates tool to add POINT_X and POINT_Y fields to the attribute table of a point layer. I then add a new ...
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Stuck updating one field based on the condition of another using Acrpy or Field Calculator

I have a shapefile with 5,000 city points. I need to populate a new field, "cls_pop", based on each cities population, so that cities with a population > 2,000,000 will have "cls_pop" = 1, cites with ...
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Stop rounding values in Qgis attribute table

I am calculating the areas of my polygons in Qgis using $area and everything works fine until I click on "save". All my values are rounded to an integer. I tired setting the output field type to ...
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area values determined with field calculator become null when saving

using field calculator in Qgis 1.8.0 to get the area, it shows just right at first but when I save it, the values become Null. help please
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Concatenate Fields into One Field in QGIS

I have seen some posts on this, but only for ArcMap. I am looking to take a range of values from two fields and concatenate them into one field to make a unique value. For example: XMAX YMAX ...
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FieldPyculator Plugin - How to Classify Fields?

Could someone tell me how to classify/populate fields with QGIS FieldPyculator Plugin? In the Attribute Table, I have a field named POPULACAO with population data: I want to apply a weight to ...
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Small issue with field calculator

What am I doing wrong in this field calculator logic? Pre-logic def re_score(elev_t,f2, contour): f2=contour if elev_t.endswith('.5'): f2 = "Midi" return f2 Expression for field "Contourtyp" ...
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How to tranform a column field into a list using Field Calculator

I'm trying to make a simple field calculation with ArcGIS 9.3: New field = Old field - Old field(first value) which in Calculate Field with python code should be Expression: !Old field! - first ...
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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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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 delete char in table attribute in QGIS 2.6.1

I need to label many items but in the table attribute field there are some char (#F) for every item that I have to delete. The length of the description are not always the same. I create a new field ...
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delete a space with the field caculator

I would like to delete the space in this number like this 'F00 089' with the field-calculator. Is theres a function in the field-calculator? ! see my screenshot
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Field Calculation Python acceleration of gravity [closed]

In my problem i have a column DISTANCE and a column TIME and i want to calculate with python in field calculator how much time it needs to make that distance (for example 1000m) if you are moving with ...
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Area is calculating wrong using $area in field calculator (QGIS 2.8.1-Wien)

There is a similar question posted, but the solution to it seems to be that polygons were multipart: Wrong $area from field calculator (QGIS) In my case, all polygons are singlepart. I have several ...
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Calculate area intersected areas, problem [closed]

(I'm working in QuantamGIS) I intersected two layers creating a new layer. Within the attibute table of this new intersect layer i would like to calculate the new areas. However, it just doesn't ...
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How to fill the column in attribute table with same values?

I have about 19000 records, I added new column and I would like to fill it with string values (eg. brand)- same value for all rows. I'm not considering copy/paste. I know I could do it with exporting ...
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How to assign a unique ID to groups of items in the attribute table in ArcMap?

Using arcmap's field calculator I need to programatically loop through all of the entries in the field and for each name it gets its own unique id. So names that are the same would get the same ...
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Using defined function code block with Python in ArcGIS

I am running a Field Calculation within a Python script in ArcGIS. Within this Field Calculation I am calling a defined function within a code block. Here is the dialogue that I ran and works: ...
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Concatenating fields while also replacing values within certain stings [closed]

I am trying to use python to concatenate multiple fields in a polygon layer. Specifically, I am attempting to combine the values of four fields into one: EXPCODE = !MATRIX! & !PLANT! & !PCT! ...
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Using Python in the field calculator - if/else over multiple fields

I'm trying to work out how to populate a field depending on the lowest score across 6 other fields. I've read several other questions relating to if/else statements but I'm only just starting to learn ...
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Setting field equal to raster Name ID for batch process in ArcPy

I am wanting to set an existing field called RasterID to the name of the raster for which the attribute table belongs to, but for a batch of rasters. Is there a way to do this with my current code ...
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Multiply whole column with the field calculator in QGIS

I have a layer with the field size. I did some mistake with the value and now I need the values multiplied by 16. But instead of going through 500 lines and recalculating them I would like QGIS to do ...
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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 ...
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ERROR 000989 Issue with Python Script and Field Calculating distance between two long lat points

very new to scripting and I have been struggling with my script for a while. I'm not sure why it doesn't work in field calculator. I am trying to calculate a list of distance between two long lat ...
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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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Using if else statement in Python Parser of Field Calculator in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need help in writing the python script in the field calculator. I have three fields namely: CODE COMPLEX Map1 Map1 is an empty field that I want to populate. I have a number of conditions to cater ...
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Field Calculator - How to evaluate and sum multiple fields?

I'll do my best to describe the problem - my main issue isn't so much the python code but rather the logic I'm using. The file I'm working on is a polygon shapefile with forest attribute data. In the ...
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Remove Leading Zeros with QGIS Field Calculator

I'd like to take this attribute value: "MAP_PAR_ID": "0160011000", and populate a new field with "16-11". This works: concat(substr("MAP_PAR_ID",0,3), '-', substr("MAP_PAR_ID",5,3)) but i need to ...
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Syntax to add attributes in a line in the Expression String Builder

I have several columns with certain values, here's an example: | Apple | Banana| Orange | Pear | Expected result | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | red | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 ...
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Sum a field in buffer intersection

I have looked and do not see this answered in any other discussions. Purpose: Site suitability analysis for brewers spent grain processing facility Method: Locate intersecting buffers with greatest ...
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How to use Fields in the Field Calculator? [duplicate]

I'm using the Field Calculator in ArcMap and I need to create a unique ID for every storm drain in my county. An ID Should look something like this: 16-I-003 The first number is the municipal number ...
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Using the Rule-based style to calculate each grid cell from overlaps

I am using the Rule-based styling properties (QGIS 2.2) to determine the colour of grid cells for a merged shapefile. Each grid cell defined by its ID may be overlapped by several layers as defined by ...
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Arcgis 10 assign values to field based on values in other field [duplicate]

I have a table with two fields A and B, and i want fill field B with "some values" from field A: FieldA: 123456_CC; 123_D; 1234567_AB; 123456768_F I just need the "text" that is associated with the ...
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CalculateField_management - updating fields with X and Y coordinates for start and end of line

I've searched all the help documents and can't see where my script is going wrong. I've tried adding the fields as FLOAT, replacing "PYTHON_9_3" with just "PYTHON" but it just doesn't work. The ...
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Create and immediately update field using Field Calculator

You can create fields and once created, populate them with data using the Field Calculator. But can you do both at the same time using an expression? Or must you do it in 2 steps?
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Does ArcGIS Desktop have conditional function useable in field calculations?

Does ArcGIS / ArcView 10 have a conditional function, e.g. ifx(test,if_T,if_F), that could be in-lined in field calculations?
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Calculate field based on most frequently occuring text/value in other fields in attribute table (ArcGIS)

I was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to calculate a field based on the most frequently occurring value in other fields. What I have is 5 fields with crop information over 5 consecutive ...
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Field Calculator: Error message

Field Calculator: using the x- or yat or (0 "or-1" ) expression, I keep receiving an error: An error occurred while evaluating the calculation string: Index is out of range. I have shut down and ...
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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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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 ...