Field calculators (which are available in QGIS, ArcGIS-related products, etc.) can recalculate the values of a single field, on all, or selected records within a table based on a symbolic expression.

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ArcMap 10.0 Python Field Calculator, Find/Replace Double Quotes

I'm trying to use the Field Calculator (ArcMap (10)) to strip out double quotes in an address field (I didn't put them in there, believe me). I've tried many incantations but am still unable to even ...
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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 to round a column in attribute table (ArcMap)

I want to use the Field Calculator in ArcMap to round an existing column to two decimals. Currently I have a column that is 6 decimal places long and would like to simply round it down to 2 decimals. ...
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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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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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Print out the properties of the attribute table in qgis?

I have to merge a lot of shapefiles into one great shapefile. So I want to compare the properties of the attribute tables to see if there are differences between the tableproperties of each shape ...
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How to remove numeric characters from alphanumeric value in field calculation?

I have a field containing alphanumeric values in the following format: A-AA00 Sometimes they are also A-AAA0 I need a Python script I can put in the field calculator in ArcMap 10 that will at ...
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Basic Field Calculator Python Question

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 perimeter of polygons in Quantum GIS?

Is there a way to calculate perimeter of polygons with the field calculator of qgis, like there is for area calculation?
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How to perform If Statement in Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile containing two numeric fields ("Dist_1" and "Dist_2"). I want a Field Calculation that will populate an additional field ("Result") with one of three answers: First if Dist_1 is ...
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Meaning of exclamation mark in Python parser of ArcGIS Field Calculator?

In the following line, I don't understand what those exclamation marks mean? And why put everything in quotation? I don't understand the purpose of the variable expression, please explain to me as I'm ...
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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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Field Calculation - Python - If/Then over multiple data columns

I have some VB code saved that looks at two columns of data, and populates a third with the low value. Pre-logic Script Code: Dim output as double if [MIN_LEFT] < [MIN_RIGHT] Then output = ...
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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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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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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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How to delete last part of a string starting from the 1st non numeric character? [closed]

I'm looking for a Python or VB statement to remove the last part of a string, starting where the 1st non Numeric character appears, using the Field Calculator in ArcMap 10. Here's an example of what ...
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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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How to measure area correctly?

I have now used my entire evening, but I can't figure out how to make areal calculations (eg. in km2). I have tried the 'field calculator', I have tried the 'measure area' function on the "attributes" ...
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Get shape filename in attribute field using field calculator

I apologize for crossposting against the ESRI geoprocessing forum, but it seems like this one gets answers. I'd like to have a modified append tool (ArcToolbox) that takes multiple shapefiles with ...
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How to classify time periods in a new field, using Python?

I have a datetime field (Horario) in my feature class, showing only the time. Although the date doesn't appear, it seem to be stored automatically as 30 Dec 1899, I'm not sure why. I want to use ...
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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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Random value calculation in QGIS

Is there a way to do a random value calculation within a range in QGIS? I have been able to do this within ArcMap Field Calculator with the following code: Dim max, min max=20 min=5 ...
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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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Editing tables using SQL in ArcMap

We've recently started working with ArcMap, having used MapInfo previously. I've created a shapefile in ArcCatalog and want to update some columns using SQL. In MapInfo I'd write the following command ...
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ArcMap Field Calculator syntax (again)

I'm trying to string together a field calculator script that will populate all the records of a field at once based upon values in a number of fields. I can't even get the first part of the command ...
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Arc 10 field calculator scripts

I need scripts for the field calculator that: extracts the first word from a column, i.e. "Jones School" - "Jones", and A script that will capitalize this new field, "Jones" - "JONES". This is Arc ...
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How to find wildcard string using Field Calculator script code?

I'm trying to find part of a text string in the CLASS_NAME field and return a text string to the Abrv_Name field using the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10 via a Python parser. Here is what I have tried ...
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Python If else statements

I'm trying to populate a field from another. The catch is that it isn't 1 or 2 values. If my field A = 4 then I want it to return field B to 0. But if Field A is 1, 2 or 3 then I want the user to be ...
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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 fill my column with consecutive numbers

I m very new to Qgis, so forgive this simple question. Searching in older topics didn t help either.So: I make a new column in my attribute table and it has a default value(for example 0). I want to ...
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Translate Excel formula to be used in field calculator

I have a series of equations to create corner points to make rotated polygons based on angles in the attribute table, but I have created it in excel and can't figure out the syntax to get it to work ...
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How can one execute an SQL script in field calculator in ArcGIS 10?

I am trying to transfer over row data from a table to columns in a shapefile table. There is a common "SA" variable between the two (i.e. the study area number) but there is more than one land use ...
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How to add a sequence to the attribute table?

Is there a way to use the field calculator in QGIS to create a range of values in a count sequence with a specified input range? For example, if I wanted to have the values 1 to 5 repeated within my ...
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How do I fill in serial letters (AA, AB,AC…,BA,BB,BC…ZZ) to a shape?

(I am using ArcGIS software, ArcMap...) MY PROBLEM I have a shape file containing points. The shape file contains 3 columns named FID, Shape* and Label. In the column I want to fill in AA, AB, ...
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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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How do I extract partial data from one field to another?

Answer Below I am attempting to extract a date stamp that is contained in one field and insert it into another field. The issue is that the date (in bold below) is not in the same location in each ...
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Field calculator script to work out first 5 dominant area fields?

I have 5 fields of different landcover types with areas of each and found below: > PRC_Water| PRC_Bare| PRC_Urban| PRC_LVeg| PRC_LVeg| > 5 20 40 20 15 I have ...
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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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Using field calculator to delete specific contours

I have 3 contour shapefiles with 25m, 50m and 100m equidistance. Now I want to delete in the 25m-shp-file every **50m and **00m contour and in the 50m-shp-file every **00 contour. How can I show them ...
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Calculation based on features in shapefile

I hope I get the terminilogy right! Correct me if I mess something up. I need to perform some calculations for a scoring system for different habitat types. The Problem is that I have two different ...
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ArcGIS 10 Field Calculator doesn't notice selection/Attribute Table problem?

I just have an annoying problem with the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10. I selected specific points of a Shapefile I want to calculate, but FC is always calculating all fields. Unfortunately there is ...
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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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Field Calculator decimal places - how can I limit them?

I've added a new column to an attribute table and performed an operation with the field calculator to populate the new column. The result is a column with a percentage. My problem isn't major but I ...
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Calculate difference between values in linear order using ArcGIS

The best way to describe this without knowing Python or VB jargon is to add these screenshots. I would like to emulate this Excel calculation in ArcMap10.1. MEAS is the distance along my route and ...
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How to set order of operations for Field Calculation in Network Analyst Evaluator Dialogue? [closed]

I desire to have a ratio calculated each time I create a new route. To get this ratio, I created and populated a field that multiplied the length of each segment by a designated number from 1-5, ...
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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 convert state name abbreviations to full names?

I have a data table with columns that includes city names (ex: San Jose) and state name abbreviations (ex: CA). Is there a way to define the state names as their full names (i.e., CA = California) and ...
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How do I add a hyphen to the Field Calculator to merge 2 columns?

I am trying to build a field calculator expression to merge two columns into one. I am looking for the word that makes it a range. Example: I have 2 columns in elevation, From and To. I want to ...
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ArcGIS 10/arcpy: Help needed with syntax for CalculateField_management in Python script

I need to use CalculateField_management in a Python script, and the calc expression needs to concatenate a runtime variable, a string, and a field (string) value. I have searched all over for ...