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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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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How can I allocate a $rownum in reverse order in QGIS?

How can I allocate the $rownum value in reverse order in QGIS? I have a created a grid layer to use in an atlas and the ID allocated is from top left to bottom right - which is what I want if I want ...
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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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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 ...
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Using a different projection to calculate areas using the Field Calculator

I have a dataset that is in a WGS84_UTM projected coordinate system, can I force the Field Calculator to use another coordinate system when I use it to calculate areas using pythons ...
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Convert a number in attribute table to binary

I would like to convert whole integers from decimal to binary in ArcGIS using the field calculator. I am looking for the equivalent of DEC2BIN excel command. All values are 255 or below so 8 bit is ...
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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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How to move a value from field1 to field2 using Field Calculator?

Hi I would like to move value in field1 to field2. Purpose is to after that delete the column 'field1' to get a better column naming standard /Jan
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How do you calculate a column value based on the value of another column?

I am trying to select data based on whether it starts with certain characters and then update a field. For example if [Asbuilt] starts with "WL" then do something. Here are the two methods I have ...
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Use Round in ArcMap 10.x Field Calculator on field with both numeric and NULL values

With older versions of ArcMap (9.3, 9.2, etc) I was always able to round numbers down to 2 decimal places using field calculator even if that field had both numeric values and a bunch of NULL values. ...
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ArcGIS field calculator: VBScript get data from previous row

When using the field calculator, how do I get data from the previous row in VBScript? In Python I'd do something like this: for index, row in enumerate(rows,start=1): row[index-1] += 5 I'm ...
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Replacing NULL values in geodatabase table?

How do you update NULL values within a geodatabase table using the ArcGIS Field Calculator (service pack 4) without changing other values to NULL? I've tried the suggestions on this previous ...
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VB Script case statment syntax for the field calculator in ArcGIS 10.2?

Can anybody help me with this VB Script code for the field calculator in ArcGIS 10.2? Why in the final result are all the values 10? a= 10 Select Case UCase( [PRIORITY] ) Case "AUX 1": a = 22.5 ...
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If/then python for classifying existing field values to a new field

I'd like to have a tool or quick python script to classify an existing number field to a new text field. For example I have a roads layer that has a type identifier as a coded number and I would like ...
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extract substring after first number

Suppose I have a field titled NAME1. Examples of what is in the field appear like this: Fox Lake 1 WABASCA 166 TSU TUE 196G YELLOW QUILL I.R. 90-8 POUNDMAKER INDIAN RESERVE NO. 114-17 CROSS LAKE ...
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Update all cells in column to match value of first row?

I have a point layer; the attribute table includes x and y coordinates of original centroids associated with the points (the points were generated from the perimeters of circle features and still ...
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Error msg “Name is not defined” when trying to populate a field with the shape file name

I am trying to populate a field with corresponding file name. For example, if the file name is Route1.shp then the field value will be Route1 as well. However my code is not working. Can you please ...
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Using “calculate field” in python script fails to display Arabic characters correctly

Using “calculate field” in python script fails to display Arabic characters correctly. I have exported the modelbuilder to python script, but unfortunately the Arabic characters cannot by displayed ...
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Getting and using XY centroids in ArcGIS Field Calculator using Python Code Block

I am writing a script to obtain Grid reference but cannot fathom how to get XY centroids without creating new fields (all examples I have found are based on writing XY centroids to field). Here's ...
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Attribute table not updating after QGIS field calculator used? [closed]

Using QGIS 2.8.1 i am trying to update an attribute table using the field calculator. its a vector layer of vegetation communities. i am trying to update the area fields in the table. The output ...
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new layer from calculations with fields of other layers in QGIS

I've two layers, both with the same fields: A, V, where A is the shape's area and V a value given by me. I want a new layer with shape created by the intersection of the other layers' shapes and a ...
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How to update the value of a field dependant upon the the fields ID in QGIS Field Calculator

I am looking to create links to website pages and to automate the procedure a bit more I would like to have a standard link followed by the ID of each field. For example, I would like the standard ...
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Use field calculator to reclassify values from three different fields to populate a new field AND determine overlap with different raster

I want to reclassify values of 3 different fields AND determine if one of those fields is located inside a different polygon to populate the values of my new field. Everything is raster. I created a ...
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Calculate field in model builder using file name

I have browsed answers to similar questions but I still cant figure it out. I have created a new field called "namemonyr" in all of 646 shapefiles. I now want to populate that field using ...
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How to calculate distances in QGIS field calculator?

So I'm using qgis 2.6.0 and I have a csv (converted into a .shp) with two geometry columns, I want to create a new column with the distance between the two geometry: shot.lat shot.lon haul.lat ...
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How to Calculate Cumulative Field Values in Arcmap

My problem is conceptually quite simple; In Arcmap 10.2, I wish to create a field which contains the cumulative values of another field in the same attribute table. For example, if the first three ...
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How to calculate unique IDs starting from highest current ID

I have been using a python script in field calculator in ArcGIS 10.2 to add unique IDs automatically, however there are two things I would like to improve this process: Each ID also has letters at ...
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If/then Field Calculator

I have two fields in my model, the first is a spatial join return for the township, the second is a spatical join to a city. If there is not city, then the field is left blank. The column that has ...
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Use Field Calculator to change “Status” field in Annotations

I am trying to turn off a lot of annotations at once by using Field Calculator to set status to Unplaced. Just typing "Unplaced" into the expression, I get this error: The calculated value is ...
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ArcMap 10.1 Crashing when using field calculator

I keep getting a serious error message when I try to use the field calculator. I've joined a .csv to my SDE feature class and am trying to set one of the columns equal to one of the columns from the ...