In GIS, Fields, also known as attributes, contain information about features.

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Copy fields to existing dataset using other dataset as layout [on hold]

I just finished script that adds clones of fields from another dataset to existing feature class. It lacks some functionality, e.g. alias transfer, etc. I can publish it if of interest. Don't you ...
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conditional auto populate field values based on other column values? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a way to even possibly populate field value automatically for a column based on the condition of other columns. Not sure what the best way to explain but to provide an ...
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Parameters not valid in batch Alter field Arcpy

I am trying to perform a batch of Altering field names through a stand alone python script using Arcpy but it seems I am making a basic mistake in my python code. Using a list I refer to the original ...
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Using arcpy to separate surface objects mixed into one file into different shapefiles

I'm trying to do some elementary tasks with arcpy and ArcGIS, namely separate some information in a file into separate shapefiles based on values for a field. My initial file has a field called ...
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Calculate field based on other two added fields in ArcGIS Model Builder

I have a model in model builder where I add 2 fields, "field 1" and "field 2". For each field I calculate their values using the calculate field tools. Afterwards I add a third called "Field 3" of ...
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How to remove repetitive text in attributes?

I would like to clean up fields that contain repeated "Street Names". As seen below, I have fields "Name_From" and "Name_To". These fields sometimes repeat the same name (highlighted). I would like to ...
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Using the QGIS Graphical Modeller how can I choose specific fields to make a join based on?

I wish to join one field from a shapefile to another shapefile within the QGIS graphical modeler. I am aware that there is a 'Join attributes table' algorithm but this joins all of the fields from the ...
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Split field name of feature class in ArcGIS

Is it possible to split a field name within an attribute table of a feature class into two new fields where just the field name is being split. Please note that I do not need to split the features ...
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Using only part of inline variable substitution string in ModelBuilder?

I am using an inline variable substiution to alter a field name. I do this within an iteration model in model builder. The inline variable is the name of the feature class which I use as my input for ...
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Create field on open ArcGIS map - not saved

I am using ArcGIS desktop with an SDE feature layer with enterprise data that I do not have rights to edit. The data changes weekly but I need a field that is sum of 2 current fields without creating ...
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Split one field into 3 fields?

I need to split the values in a field according to what they represent to be able to do a join on the data. As seen above I have a ID field that needs to be split into the following: The ID consist ...
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Feature to Raster Error

I am attempting to rasterize a point layer using the Feature to Raster conversion tool. Each attempt, I receive the following error codes: ERROR 010429: Error in GRID IO: CellLyrCreateInternal: ...
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Clean up attributes

I want to clean up the attribute table of a road shapefile for all the entries in the fields. For example: As seen below I have a road feature with a "Name", Name From and Name To in the attribute ...
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Field names change when selecting by attribute/location and then copying feature in model builder [duplicate]

I am trying to create a tool to make my workflow faster for a routine job task. Basically, I have a USGS 7.5 min quad layer and a feature (species) layer, and I want to ultimately create a shapefile ...
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Calculate values in one field based on values in another field

I have one field with Zoning Codes (i.e.: RS) and I want to update another field with the string "Residential Single Family". The new field is currently NULL, I would like to add the full text string ...
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How to fill column with several conditions using QGIS field calculator?

I know the synthax in order to fill one field with only one condition (field calculator): case When "attribut" = 'value' then value End But how to do populate automatically one field with ...
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MultiLine field-name label referencing

A labeling routing (which is updated often) is being implemented via pyqgis and a QComboBox. The attached code below worked great, that is until needs for narrowed column headers spawned the use of ...
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Reordering of layer properties fields in QGIS possible? [duplicate]

I'm wondering why such simple things are not possible. I have 5 fields on my layer and the last one shall be on the top now. But there is no way to do this, is this correct?
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Returning list of field names in joined table using ArcPy?

I need to look at all the fields in a joined table performed through arcpy. I am instigating for fields in arcpy.Listfields(Feature): print fields but it is returning a large list of: ...
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Why can't I use AddField_management in ArcPy?

I get this error, when I try to run this ArcPy code in Eclipse PyDev. The red underline under SearchCursor is not important, the Eclipse doesn't recognise the import, but that works perfectly (sure, ...
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arcmap display full date

I am working with arcmap software. I have a points layer that was created from a gps device. this layer contains a few tracks from the same day (e.g driving to work in the morning, returning home, ...
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What fields can the CalculateField_management expression parameter contain?

What fields can the CalculateField_management expression parameter contain? I mean the parameters can be the fields what are in the output table, or can they be a field of another table too? There ...
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How to use calculatefield_management with ArcPy and joined second table? [duplicate]

How can I use calculatefield_management with ArcPy if I have a joined second table? I want to go through the attached table's field and I want to get records where the certain fields is. How can I ...
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How to auto-fill domain or field?

Is It possible to have a domain on a field that then narrows down the domain selection of the next field. example: Field_1 would have a domain of- Rock, debris and soil If I choose ...
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ArcMap Using Python to Rename a Feature Class based on Print Results

I would like to rename a feature class based on the EDITOR and DATE fields. I wrote this code: import arcpy fc = "C:\Users\PythonTesting.gdb\MyFile" f1, f2, f3 = "EDITOR", "DATE", "OBJECTID" ...
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How do I auto-populate more than one other attribute field with values based on the value of another field within the same record?

Based on value selection from one attribute field, would it be possible to auto-populate many fields within the same record with predefined values either from a range of values within another field or ...
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Using Python to Rename Feature Class by Field ArcMap

Alright so I made a pretty little model and at the end I want to rename the feature class file to something based on the fields in that feature class. I want to rename that feature class by the date ...
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Importing Data Dictionary (DDF) into QGIS (Fields)

Are there any tips/tricks on getting all the Attributes from a data dictionary for a GPS unit to sync with the Fields in a QGIS style? Right now, in order to update the drop-down options in QGIS, I ...
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US Census block group data - field names for feature classes

I may be missing something here, but it seems like getting usable US Census data into a shapefile or feature class is much harder than it used to be. Downloading the Tiger block group shapefiles is no ...
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Diverse values to one field for soil analysis

I have soil analysis data in an Excel table. For one analysis point there are values at three depths. Besides the Excel file I also have a shapefile with the points to which I want to add the soil ...
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ModelBuilder and Delete fields

I like to know if there is a solution to the following problem. I currently have a simple ModelBuilder workflow in which includes a list of shapefiles being copied. Within the workflow, once copied, I ...
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Field parameter in Modelbuilder - empty?

I have built a model, as input parameter I have a 2 parameters: a Feature Layer and a Field But when I run the model, the Field-Parameter has no values to select. How can I tell the model builder, ...
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RasterToPolygon tool is looking inside the output location and not reading the fields

I am trying to convert IMG classified rasters to polygons. I created a code using the Raster to Polygon tool and it worked for 8 of the 50 files; for the rest, I get errors 010157 (Unable to open ...
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Creating New Field in Raster Attribute Table with Corresponding Values from another Raster

I have a raster layer that represents surface temperature for the State of Arizona. I also created a raster using the interpolation function to represent air temperature for the State of Arizona. I'm ...
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How to create a Qgis python script to manipulate fields with some parameters?

I'm just beginning with QGIS. I have a shape file with 10 fields field1, ..., field10, and many thousands of data. I will like to automatize the next sequence (in a python script or a model): load ...
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Adding a field to a shapefile but wont let me type manually

When trying to add a new field to a shapefile in ArcCatalog, I have been told to type the field name manually into the vacant column in the shapefile Properties> Fields tab. However, the system won't ...
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How to generate histograms of multiple fields?

I have a large shapefile and I'm trying to automate a process to generate histograms of several fields with the MakeGraph tool, but I'm receiving the following error. class ...
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How to change field defined as REQUIRED to NON_REQUIRED in ArcGIS Geodatabase

I have created some feature classes in a geodatabase and also some fields using this sample code: arcpy.AddField_management("schools", "ref_ID", "LONG", 9, "", "", "refcode", "NULLABLE", "REQUIRED") ...
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Iterating an ArcGIS tool over multiple Fields with selection boxes

I have one shapefile that contains many fields and I'd like to write a simple script tool that allows me to run IDW for the fields I select. Is this possible? For example..... Input: 1 shapefile ...
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Assignment of defaults to field not working

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. I have assigned default values to some fields in a feature class, which is sitting in a file geodatabase. I used the "Assign Default To Field Tool", which ...
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How to flip, or invert attribute tables with respect to row ID arcgis

I need to invert the fields of an attribute table relative to the row ID field. As a very simple example of what I need; if the row IDs of 1, 2, and 3 corresponded to identical values in another ...
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How to calculate cumulative decreasing sum in ArcGIS-10.2

I need to calculate the cumulative decreasing sum as a field in a rasters attribute table. The cumulative decreasing sum is the accumulation of the last values to the first, so it is basically the ...
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How to calculate a new field to represent the sum of the values in an existing field in Arcmap

I need a way of calculating the total sum of the values in an existing field and displaying this value in the corresponding cells of another field. In other words, I want this second field to display ...
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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 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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Change the data type of a field in multiple shapefiles

Is there a way I can change the data type of a field (possibly using the python window). I have about 25 shapefiles which are all named differently, but the name of the fields I want to change from ...
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Python coding problem - unicode string passed from dictionary to AddField

I tried all possible hints but I´m still stuck. I want to write a script that can be executed from a toolbox in ArcMap/ArcCatalog. It should rename fields (build lists with old fieldnames, new ...
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Possible to set an attribute field to update automatically based on another field?

If I have 2 attribute columns and I wish to change certain values, is it possible for the second attribute column to automatically update its values based on an expression? Example: Age | Status 10 ...
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Atributing fields in arcmap and excel

How do I populate a field in ArcMap (and Excel) with only a specific part of another field's attributes? For example: I want to populate the LATDEG field with only the degree part of a latitudinal ...
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Changing Visible Field Properties on Multiple Layers at once

I am pretty new to all of this and I apologize that I don't know all the correct verbiage. I am using ArcGIS 10.0 I have a map with a layer dealing with electrical primary circuits, that I split ...