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

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Is it possible to add text and numbers into the same column/field of attributes of a shapefile in ArcGIS 10.3?

I have to add a field to the attributes of a shapefile and the data reads as: 2 BDL 22 18 11 BDL BDL 25 3 Could these data be added to the same field/column of the attributes of the shapefile in ...
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Create new attribute ranking polygons by size in QGIS

I'd like to create a new field in the attribute table which gives the rank of the polygon by size. For example, the polygon of the largest size would be rank 1 and the smallest rank N. I was hoping ...
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Creating a field calculator function that can cast string to a percentage value in a related field?

I am having issues trying to create a field calculator function based on a coded domain string parameter combined with a numeric field to obtain a percentage output. The example in question is as ...
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Best way to delete many fields from many feature classes using arcpy?

I'm currently formatting our GIS data for use in a mobile app. The purpose of altering the data is to reduce the output file size that's imported into the app. I need to delete many fields from many ...
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How to remove a specific unique value with arcpy

using arcpy, i would like to remove,from 50 mxd files, a specific unique value called "residence a" (exist in 3 layers) from the table of content. so i will get this result: The value of ...
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Looping field name change

I need to alter all of the field names through multiple feature classes. I have a pretty good idea of which tools to use but I'm not sure how to loop them through each feature class and each field. ...
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Permanently Re-arrange fields of attribute table (feature class and tables)? [duplicate]

I am trying to Find out simple Geoprocessing Tool that can physically re-arrange the fields of attribute table (for both feature class + tables), I have found some posts here, but nether of them have ...
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Creating multiple fields with ranks using ArcPy?

While figuring out what I have to do, practically creating a field for each arrondise, and in each, rank each FID (which are part of the respective arrondise) by the size of its shape area. ...
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Ranking values by shape area using ArcPy

I'm trying to make a script that performs the following: it creates a new field that will hold values based on size of the shape area (from 1 to end of table), basically ranking them. I have a few ...
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Is it possible to alter field display precision whilst using a coded domain in ArcGIS 10.2?

Firstly a bit of background: I'm currently using fields of type double to hold the results of our chemical analysis. Different samples were analysed for different analytes and several values were ...
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Change field names automatically

I have an attribute table with over 2500 fields. About 2000 fields start with the name "All_txt_" (eg "All_txt_Watermelon"). Is there a way to remove this "All_txt_" from all the fieldnames ...
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UniqueValueRenderer on GUID fields doesn't work

Have anyone been using ArcGIS UniqueValueRenderer on attribute fields of type GUID? I've created a UniqueValueRenderer that has a default symbol. If I do: renderer.Fields.Add("OBJECTID"); or ...
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QGIS (2.8) Generate a series of map for each field of the attribute table?

I have a shapefile with more than 30 columns (or fields) in the attribute table. I would like to automate the creation of one map for each of them. I gathered that the QGIS Atlas generator can do ...
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A script that only deletes fields within an attribute table specified by the user

I would like a script that will be executed in ArcGIS that only deletes fields within an attribute table that are specified by the user. As I understand it, this can be done in Modelbuilder but was ...
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How would one format an Excel sheet so numeric fields are set to numeric field types when importing to ArcGIS 10.2?

I have a large Excel spreadsheet that contains lots of numeric data that I would like to import to ArcGIS 10.2 as a table using the Excel To Table (Conversion) tool. The frustrating thing is that ...
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Combine string and OBJECT ID

I would like to update the Map_Feature_ID field with a String " WP_" and then follow the "WP_" with the OBJECTID field. So I will end up with "WP_1", "WP_2" all the way to the end in the Map Feature ...
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Assigning values from one polygon to second polygon if located within first using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two layers of polygons. I would like to know if there is a way to assign a value from a polygon in the first layer to any polygons from the second layer that fall within that polygon?
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Feature Class to Feature Class Keeps Layer Name In Fields 10.2?

I have a model that makes a join, adds two fields, and calculates the fields, then uses Feature Class to Feature Class to create a new output. The new output is named "Permit." Once the output is ...
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Multiple Together Several Fields, then Use Update Cursor

Is it possible to preform multiplication on several fields of an attribute table together and then use an update cursor to assign the resulting value to a specific field?
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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, ...