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

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How do I batch input alias names from a table for a large dataset in ArcMap or ArcCatalog?

I would like to populate the alias names for the fields in the ACS 2014 5 year estimates file geodatabase (all 11439 of them). The ACS fgdb comes with the short_name and long_name in the metadata ...
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Calculate Field using Fieldnames(variables?!)

the Question I have is kind of asked before. But I couldn't figure out the solution. ArcGIS 10.2.2 Python 2.7.5 I`m adding fields to a table using user input for the fieldnames. Then I populate ...
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How to avoid having the layer name in the field name?

I'm working with ArcMap 10. I might be doing something wrong but can't see what: I want to add a field in an attribute table. Problem is that as I name it "FieldName" the resulting name in the header ...
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How to copy entire fields into a python list

I'am trying to find a way to copy entire fields(columns) in a feature class attribute table as lists inside a master list (python). To illustrate it, consider the table below: So the list should ...
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How add a text field and then reproject all shapefiles which are in sub folders

I have a folder and inside of that folder, I have about 500 sub folders which contain on average about 5 shapefiles each. What I want to do is: to check if there is a field, lets say field_1, and ...
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How do I transfer one field name from text file to a new field name in feature class?

I am working on a script that involves incidents of fire. I'm taking my values from a text file that is comma delimited. The first line of the text file contains the field names ...
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Add Attribute Data to Polyline from Point [closed]

I have code that is taking a point dataset and converting into lines based on an ID similar to point to Line. It is also creating 32 new fields in the polyline that I want to populate from the the ...
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Changed subtype fields not populating for newly created polygon in ArcMap?

When I change the subtype properties of a layer and hit apply it is showing that they are changed. But, when I create a new polygon for that feature it doesn't populate the subtype fields. So after ...
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Joining two features (points) with same position but different attribute using ArcGIS for Desktop?

As shown in the figure below, these two points are in the same position but with different attributes. (TextString). I am wanting to join these two points together but with different attribute in ...
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How to find and replace attribute values based on a list

I have a Shapefile and a list in .csv which contains two columns with names: "Old_name" which contains the old names that already exist in the attribute table of the previously mentioned Shapefile; ...
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Changing Field Name/Apply Symbology from layer using ArcPy?

Using ArcMap 10.1, I want to use the Apply Symbology From Layer tool, however my field names are not the same. I'm having trouble understanding how to change the Field Names in a layer. I tried the ...
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Replacing multiples words using field calculator in attribute table python

I need to replace multiple words with one word in a field at one time in one script. Example in my LettersField I need to replace all the "Aa" and all the "Bb" and all the "Cc" with "Rr". I am ...
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GDAL Truncating/Normalizing Field names

While creating a ESRI-Shapefile using GDAL, it keeps truncating/normalizing my field names. Any reason why it does this? If the Field name is more than 10 characters it seems to do this. For example ...
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How to easily change/edit existing field datatype in shapefiles? [closed]

I am editing attribute tables of multiple shapefiles for a future project. I need the field data types to be very specific and uniform among all the shapefiles. I am running into the problem that the ...
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Limiting digits in ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10.2. I want to create a land information system, one of the features attribute data includes a citizen id field, it includes 11 digits, for preventing wrong value entering, i want ...
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Calculate field in modelbuilder

If vb code is also possible I could give that a try aswell.
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How to rename field via ModelBuilder?

I joined some fields to my tables and now I need a tool or something to change that field's name. How can I do this in ModelBuilder? I didn't find any tool to do that.
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Get IFields without opening ITable

We are using ArcObjects 10.0 to retrieve IFields through opening ITable, which is time-consuming. Is it possible to retrieve just IFields directly from database without opening ITable? EDIT I'm ...
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ignore Null Values when iterating through fields with python

So far I have a code which iterates through Fefature Classes and ignores all fields of type String, Geometry and OID. I now try to add some lines which tell python to ignore all NULL values when ...
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QGIS joins 2 FIELDS

I have an excel with 4 columns (Region; District; village; number of cases) Have a shapefile with dots for villages with many columns including (Region ; District ;Village) I want to plot the cases ...
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Thin Plate Spline interpolation

I am completely new to spline interpolation, and I want to apply Thin Plate Spline using the fields package in R, and after I have applied Tps then do leave-one-out cross validation. This is how my ...
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Ignoring field types in Python list returned by arcpy.ListFields()?

I am generally just wondering if there is a nice and easy way in python to ignore all fields of a specifiy type (eg string) in a feature class. At the moment I am doing it with field_names = ...
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How to search for fields in a GDB and add them if they don´t exist with arcpy?

I have a list of files that need to be present in my featureclasses - myFields[]. I need to add these fields if they are not present in my FeatureClasses. import arcpy myField="Field01" myFields = ...
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Summarize Field IDs from multiple tables

I would like to summarize facilityIDs' from a number of attribute tables. Two of them are point features, the third is a line feature table. I have been using the same prefix for the IDs and would ...
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Leaving out specific values from labels

I am trying to label a field using two fields. Example: "[FieldOne] / [FieldTwo]". But I don't want to show FieldOne if the value is zero. Example: 0 / 1050 should read just 1050 whereas 1/1050 should ...
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Column length editing in QGIS or ARCGIS

Can anyone suggest how I can change the length of an existing column (For ex. column name -- ABCD, column_Type -- Text, Length -- 254). It would be great to have solution on platforms like ArcGIS or ...
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Convert field types in GDB with Python

I want to create a python script (ArcGIS 10.1) where I loop through a GDB with several feature classes and select all the fields which are of text type and convert them to float type. I always want ...
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Why is ArcGis change precision of double field after copy?

I create the attribute table of a shapefile and while I copy it by using the "copy features" tool it change the precision from 11 to 14. I create two fields with the name poly_x and poly_y and they ...
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How to display map tips only for one layer?

I'm relatively new to QGIS. I added the hover labels to my map using the Map Tips. My issue is that it makes hover labels for EVERY layer on my map. I only want it to make labels for one layer. Is ...
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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 ...