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

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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 ...
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Adding Field To feature class using ArcObjects and C#?

I want to add a new field to my featureclass.My code for that is: public IMxDocument mxDoc; public IMap map; IFieldEdit2 field = new FieldClass() as IFieldEdit2; ...
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Postgres/PostGIS: Dissolve multiple fields with COUNT (Point shape)

I have loaded point .shp feature classes into Postgres 9.3 db, and enabled postgis,plpgsql,postgis_topology extensions. I'm looking to dissolve multiple fields within a single table 'TABLE1' and add ...
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How to count the number of fields in a table using arcpy?

arcpy contains a ListFields method, which "Lists the fields in a feature class, shapefile, or table in a specified dataset". The resulting object has a count method, but I can't see how to return the ...
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Using Alter Field tool of ArcGIS for Desktop on shapefile?

According the ArcGIS 10.2.2 help this should work: inZoneData = sys.argv[1] # This is a shapefile fieldList = arcpy.ListFields(inZoneData) for field in fieldList: if field.name.upper() ...
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Exporting spatialite view to shapefile from QGIS modifies the original data types

We have a spatialite .sqlite database where we have views which are nicely rendered by QGis, with all the symbols and everything!! There are integer fields on the view which are based on fields of ...
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*Value relation* widget in QGIS

I cannot understand what the Value Relation widget of the Fields menu in QGIS actually does. For example: I have a point layer with some columns (ID, value1...) and a table (so just a dbf file) with ...
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How to add a new column into an attribute table in ArcGIS Online?

Is it possible to add a new column in the attribute table using the ArcGIS Online version or do I have to return to my home computer and do this through QGIS? A little background to help better ...
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Field Calculator not showing some fields

When I open my attribute table, click on a column, and select Field Calculator it opens and doesn't list all of the Fields in my attribute table. Why can't Field Calculator find these Fields?
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QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak “reduced” real-type numbers. Precision problem? Bug?

I have a SHP point file created from CSV with QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak. It contains some data on noise in a certain point. When I import from CSV, it seems to be fine, but when I export to SHP and open the ...
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Adding GUID field with ArcObjects

I'm trying to add a GUID field programmatically to an existing FeatureClass using ArcObjects. Here is my code: ISchemaLock schemaLock = (ISchemaLock)ipFC; try { // A try block is necessary, as ...
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Why does this python OGR code for creating a layer and then adding a field not work?

Spot the difference! So this works... fp = "C:\\LiDAR\\MyLayer.shp" layer = "MyLayer" driver = ogr.GetDriverByName("ESRI Shapefile") data_source = driver.CreateDataSource(fp) srs = ...
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QGIS: Expression WHEN property1 = 'FOO' THEN property2 = 'BAR'

Our Foundation is adding additional properties to points. If property1 = FOO , then add property2 = BAR WHEN property1 = 'FOO' THEN property2 = 'BAR' END When I run this the ...
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How to set NULL as default value for a date field in QGIS 2.4?

In QGIS 2.4, i am unable to set the default value as NULL if i have not updated any value on date fields. Its automatically taking the current system date. I am expecting to set the default ...
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how to separate a list of features from its shapefile_

I tried to copy all features in a list of dictionaries. the code looks as follows: def iterate_features(self): feature_set = arcpy.SearchCursor(self.address) for feature in feature_set: ...
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Arcpy: calculating a field based on feature class geometry, eg 'if FC ==“POINT” calculate xy coord

I have a script that populates new fields based on user input. I would like it to also add the XY coordinates in DD if the Feature Class is a point feature, else, it moves on to the next command. I ...
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Using the Rule-based style to calculate each grid cell from overlaps

I am using the Rule-based styling properties (QGIS 2.2) to determine the colour of grid cells for a merged shapefile. Each grid cell defined by its ID may be overlapped by several layers as defined by ...
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Modifying Fields in QGIS

I'm pretty new to Quantum GIS, and I was looking to add zeros to a field I was having some trouble with. I learned through browsing a few posts here that existing fields can be modified by defining ...
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How to Invert Deleting multiple fields with delete tool in ArcGIS 10.1 SP1

I have a feature (polygon) with nearly 60 fields in it. Now I want to delete all fields except 20(or a list of) and they are not one after one, no they are somewhere in the droplist. But to select for ...
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Copy feature class to feature class in loop and a list of fields in modelbuilder

I have a several file geodatabase with seven features in it (polygon). I want to copy them to a new feature in a other empty file geodatabase (instead of deleting the fields...had same problems with ...
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finding the index of a field with its name using arcpy

I wan to extract the index of a field with its name using arcpy. it seems what I have written is so dumb. is there any simpler method with out using for-loop. import arcpy fieldList = ...
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How to derive Z-score values for a given field

I have a shapefile with an attribute field with a range of numerical values. I would like to derive z-score values for this field within ArcGIS. Any tips?
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Arcmap: a different delimiter when symbolizing “Unique values, many”?

In Arcmap 10.1, is it possible to use something other than a comma to separate the value fields when symbolizing by "Unique values, many"?
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QGIS how to add string field

I have a few point shapefiles. I want to merge them, but first give each point a certain type according to shapefile. How do I add a String field, all with the same word? (changing the field type ...
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matching up fields in different tables

I am going to attempt to explain my problem, and hopefully someone out there will have some insight/solutions/work arounds. I work for a University, and we have some utility/site people go out with ...
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Crosstable two fields of a pointfile (ArcMap)

I'd like to produce a simple crosstabulation from two fields of a point feature class. These fields contain land use class information which I'd like to compare. One option is to export a dbf and do ...
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Using the UpdateCursor to change the values in fields added with arcpy.Addfield_management

I am working with some ArcGIS data and trying to add fields using AddField_management. >>> arcpy.AddField_management("huc4","Class","TEXT") I want to populate this new field using the ...
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How do I add a field to a table using the QGIS graphic modeler?

I was wondering if anyone could help as I'm struggling to get anything out of the QGIS graphic modeler. For info I have no programming skills whatsoever. I need to be able to add a new field to an ...
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Expression to create and populate column based on filtered fields

I wanted to create a column and populate it with data based on data from other fields. If column_1 contains fields which has similar string (eg. field_1 = "Country: UK", field_2 = "Country: US", ...
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Create and immediately update field using Field Calculator

You can create fields and once created, populate them with data using the Field Calculator. But can you do both at the same time using an expression? Or must you do it in 2 steps?
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How can I exclude a field on a table from being copied?

I have a query "layer": >>> r = arcpy.MakeQueryLayer_management(r'C:\path\to\connection\file\connection.sde', 'TEST', 'SELECT T.ID AS OBJECTID, T.* FROM MY_TABLE T WHERE T.SOME_COLUMN = 1', ...
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REtrieve field info from web map services in ArcMap

I am trying to work out what fields are associated with a map service in ArcMap. The service is very slow in drawing and I wondered if it was possible to retrieve attributes associated with a layer ...
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ArcPad 10: Accessing the Geography information of a feature through ArcPad Studio (VB Script)

I am trying to access the geography feature property of a feature being edited. I need to do it programatically (in order to auto populate a field using the geography) using VB Script. I cannot seem ...
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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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Can QGIS report/calculate areas/perimeters of individual polygon components within multipart shapefile?

Can QGIS report/calculate the areas/perimeters of individual polygon components within a multipart shapefile without using the "explode" vector tool to generate a new file? using QGIS 2.2.0 on ...
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How to add field to postgres layer with PyQgis?

I'm fetching a posgtres layer with PyQgis and then I'm trying to add field with this: lyr.startEditing() lyr.addAttribute(QgsField("class", QVariant.Int)) But It is not adding the field and also ...
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New field names after joining 2 tables in QGIS

When joining two files (A.csv and B.shp with a common unique ID) in QGIS the new fields in B.shp (from A.txt) include the name of the field + the name of the file where it comes from (A). For example ...
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QGIS grabs incorrect field values for categorized style classification

as seen in the first image, the field values QGIS returns when I attempt a 'select by expression' are values found nowhere in the field in question ('FLD_ZONE'). Instead, it returns a selection of ...
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Field format lost when exporting events layer to shapefile - long field type converted to double

I have a MS Access 2010 database with about 80 000 records in it. It is point data for animal locations. I would like to bring this into GIS and project the data into lambert conformal conic. I am ...