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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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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Adding automated values to attribute field?

I have parcel and buildings layers. In their attribute tables I want to replace "NULL" values with numbers from 1 to 2000, in "Parcel ID", or "Building ID" field. How can I do this in ArcGIS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting First and Last Point coordinates of Polyline with Field Calculator in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to get the First Point coordinates (x,y) and Final Point coordinates (x2,y2) from a polyline in ArcGIS 10 with the Field calculator. I've added 4 (double) fields like StartX,StartY,EndX ...
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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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How to summarize a column in QGIS field calculator

I have data with a column containing a number value, and I want to divide the value of each feature by the total sum of all the values in the column (to get a percentage). So I would like to know if ...
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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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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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Using Feature Class “Name” from Iterate Feature Classes to Calculate Field with ModelBuilder?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. 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 ...
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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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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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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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Using Range in Python expression of ArcGIS Field Calculator?

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 :
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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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How to add attributes in proportion to intersecting area from another layer

I am new to using QGIS. I have two polygon layers: Voronoi of Access Points Census block maps with population I want to get number of people covered by each Access Point (Assuming uniform ...
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Calculating Percentiles in ArcMap?

I have a large polygon dataset (26,000) records with numerous attributes columns. I wish to calculate the percentile rank of each attribute. Say I have population_density in an attribute, is there a ...
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Calculating the average / MEAN of an attribute field in a QGIS model

I need to know how to calculate the average / mean of an attribute field in my point shape file. Is this possible to do with the field calculator? I just found the options min or max but not mean. The ...
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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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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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Script (ArcPy) vs field calculator (Python Parser) behaviour of getPart in ArcGIS for Desktop?

From time to time I have to access geometry field and shuffle through points in it. Process is simple: Get shape Get it's part Iterate through part's points This is how it looks like in a script ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Computing new attribute based on changes in another attribute using ArcGIS Desktop with Python?

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 ...
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How to remove comma from combined fields which should be null?

I have Drivers License as one field and State as the other and there are to be combined and formatted as Drivers License, State. How do I handle records that do not have either a Drivers License or ...
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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 ...