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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Elseif Conditional Statement in QGIS Field Calculator

I am trying to write an ELSEIF conditional statement in QGIS Field Calculator (version 1.8.0). I have used an example I found online: CASE WHEN val < 0 THEN 'negative' WHEN val = 0 THEN ...
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How to calculate polygon areas in QGIS?

Hi I would like to simply calculate areas of a area-shape file in square meters or in acres (ha). I didn't find that functionality in the vector tools. Could anyone here help me with that?
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How to Remove return/newline (\n) character from Field using Python and Field Calculator?

I have a geodatabase table with a field that I'm trying to remove return characters (new line). I found this post (How can I remove (chomp) a newline in Python?) of how to do it, however it is not ...
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Converting from DMS to DD using Python in Field Calculator?

I need to convert lat/long that is expressed as degrees, minutes, and seconds in the data into decimal degrees. For example, in the data, they are listed as N335042.06 in the Latitude column, and ...
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Using conditional statements in Field Calculator

I have two fields, "P_Area" and "PC_Area", whose sizes I'd like to compare in a third field, "Areas_Equal". The "Areas_Equal" field should contain a "Yes" if the other two are equal and a "No" if they ...
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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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If/then VBScript/Python code equivalent to SQL IN ('x','y',z') expression in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

we need just like the following, only with multiple records selected... have tried the "xyz" in (1,2,3,4,5) SQL code but of course VB Script wants something else. dim f2 if [field1] = "foo" then f2 ...
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How to replace non-English characters in attribute tables using Python?

I have a few shapefiles where some of the attributes contain the non-English characters ÅÄÖ. Since some queries doesn't work with these characters (specifically ChangeDetector), I tried to change them ...
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Troubleshooting ERROR 000989 Python syntax error from ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I'm trying to used the Python syntax in ArcGIS 10's field calculator and am thoroughly confused. So far the most basic calculations are failing me, and I don't understand why. I'm trying to create a ...
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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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Using File Geodatabase with Null values in Field Calculator of ArcGIS Desktop 10.0?

I want to use the field calculator to get the sum of a couple of columns. The problem is that some of them has Null Values. I am not able to find a solution. I tried this Python functions: stack( ...
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Calculating X and Y of line start and line end using ArcPy?

I have a series of polyline shapefiles and I am trying to automate the process of calculating the X and Y coordinates of the line start and line end using Python. I have added the 4 fields (startx, ...
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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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Using Field Calculator in QGIS to update columns with centroid coordinates

In QGIS I would like to update two columns with the centroid easting and northing of my polygons. I am using the field calculator. I have tried using $x and $y but this only seems to work for points. ...
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Why does Field Calculator return 0 values when decimals are expected?

I realize I posed this question, and got answers, several days ago (see (Field calculator error)) , but none seem to really be working, and so am posing again. Below are two screenshots that show the ...
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Simple field calculator equation in ArcGIS 10 not working

I'm new to ArcGIS 10 and am trying to do a really simple field calculator equation and it is not working. I'm just trying to find the percentage of a certain demographic trait by doing: ...
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Forcing decimal numbers to use comma in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

Can I add the comma "," to force the decimals to remove from the attribute and replace with the number? For example, I have an Acres field column that says 506320.0750 and I want to replace the ...
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Using Value from Iterate Feature Selection to Calculate Field in ArcMap 10.1 ModelBuilder

I have two polygon feature classes, an alignment layer and a parcels layer. I am trying to use ModelBuilder to create a tool that will do the follow: iterate through groups in a single field of a ...
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Calculate area within Python script in Arcmap

I am trying to calculate the area of a polygon within my Python script. I create a new polygon from merging two together, and I'd like to add the area of the resulting polygon to a field in the output ...
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Python Field Calculator ArcGIS 10 expression for a RANGE

what is the python expression for defining a range of numbers? I have tried numerous combinations but cannot get a simple range of angles (100 -200) to compute correctly. Screen shot : screen shot ...
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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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Auto-calculate field (area or formula)

I'm wondering if anyone has any insight into the potential to auto-calculate the value of a field, either area or distance (ideally) or a formula (based on the values of say 2 other fields, or an ...
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Writing conditional (if/then) statements into Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop using Python parser?

I have gotten stuck on another seemingly simple arcgis field calculator python expression. I obtained a great answer to a another similar question a few years ago: Python Field Calculator ArcGIS 10 ...
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How to compute a new attribute based on changes in another attribute?

I am attempting to classify a set of gps time-encoded point data into behaviors based on different attributes. I have created an attribute that is 0 for home and 1 for away based on location, and now ...
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How do you test for a NULL string field in the Field Calculator with Python?

I am trying to perform an operation on a string field with a condition that it contains data. Referencing None with Python does not appear to work when the field is nullable and contains <Null> ...
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ArcGIS 10 Python split string

I am trying to use Python to split a string field into three new fields at the separator " - ". The field is in the format "a - b - c". So I initially had this in the field calculator for newFieldA: ...
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Nested “if” statements in ArcGIS Field Calculator

The solution in VB for the base process is @ "If then" VB Script code (or Python) equivalent to SQL's IN ('x','y',z') expression in ArcGIS Field Calculator question? ...
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Using Python if/then/else to return value from either of two fields based on value of third using ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I'm trying to avoid manually inputting Begin and End engineering station values already inputted into a seperate field. I'm dealing with(4) fields: Begin_Sta End_Sta Beg_End and Station. The ...
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Do QGIS Field Calculator xat(n) and yat(n) functions work in version 1.7.x?

I'm trying to use the xat(n) and yat(n) in the Field Calculator but can't get them to work. Does anybody have an example how to use them? I need the start and end coordinates for line segments, does ...
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Is there a way to concatenate fields in field calculator of QGIS?

Is there a way to concatenate fields in field calculator of QGIS? (e.g. hectares + ' ha')
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Debugging Visual Basic Code Block in calculate field using ArcGIS Desktop?

From time to time, I have to use Visual Basic in Calculate Field. As the code get bigger, the more complicated is to debug it. And ArcGIS (9.3) does not help as the error messages are, in the best ...
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Iterative position within Field Calculator/Python

I'm not great with Python or programming in general, so I'm not even sure how to ask this question. Basically what I've got is in the left column, and what I want is in the right column. UniqueID ...
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Field calculator error [duplicate]

NOTE: This problem is similar to one that was answered here: Why does Field Calculator return 0 values when decimals are expected? I'm relatively new to python, and am trying to run a simple field ...
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QGIS Field Calculator Results Removed When Saving Edits

Mac OSX 10.6.8 QGIS 1.8.0 : Using the field calculator from the attribute table, the $area of each feature is shown nicely in the table until I try to save it, then all the values are replaced by NULL ...
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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 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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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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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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Using if/elif/else statements in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I have no experience with Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10. I have a very simple calculation I would like to perform that I could do easily via pure SQL but just can't seem to get my head around it in ...
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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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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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Updating a feature class

I am working on ArcGIS 10.2.1. I have a feature class containing more than 4000 records and a table having approximately 1000 records. Both feature class and table have some common fields however, ...
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ArcPy Field Calculation with special characters

I'm trying to calculate a string field, using "µSv/h". Running this in the manual field calculator works just fine, but I've tried this in the Python window in ArcMap as well as the IDLE, but both ...
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Parsing field in field calculator using Python

I have field1 which has a values of "A_B" (example). I created two fields out of this, values to the left of the underscore go in fielda and to the right of the underscore go in fieldb. I used the ...
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How to refer to another layer in the field calculator?

Is there a way to select an attribute from a polygon layer and insert the value into a virtual field of a point layer using "within" in the field calculator? CASE WHEN within($geometry, ...
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Calculating Field based on name of shapefile

I have multiple shapefiles to which I have added a field called "gname1". For each shapefile, I want "gname1" to be set to the name of that particular shapefile, for every feature within the ...
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calculating a field in which null values may be present

I would like 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. For example, ...
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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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How to find if polygon has a hole using field calculator in ArcGIS

Some 3rd party software cannot handle polygons with holes (donut polygons). To find them I always use ArcView 3 field calculator, because: however when I try to do this in ArcGIS, I get this: So ...
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Syntax of conditional statements in QGIS Field Calculator(s)

I have a shapefile which I need to modify. There is one column "CLASS" with the attributes: "A", "B" and "C". I need to change "A" into "1!, "B" into "2" and "C" into "3". I tried it with case when ...