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

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Maximimum length of text fields in shapefile and geodatabase formats?

The maximum text string for a field in a geodatabase is 320 characters. The data I am importing has long character strings and it seems to be truncating when I convert into shapefile at the max ...
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Renaming field using ArcPy?

What I need to do: rename a field name of a table/feature class copy all values to the new field So far I have done following code as @artwork21 suggests: import sys import traceback import arcpy ...
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How to Change Field Name in ArcGIS 10.2

Can someone please let me know how I can change the field names (not the alias) in ArcGIS 10.2. I already found this page on ArcGIS support: "Renaming shapefile fields (Defense Mapping)" but there is ...
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Choosing Shapefile attribute data type to use?

I am trying to figure out when to use (in the Data Type of SHAPEFILE PROPERTIES) - TEXT - SHORT-INTEG - LONG-INTEG - FLOAT AND DOUBLE. I am using ArcView 9.3 and I know when it is all text or use ...
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Why does Field Calculator return 0 values when decimals are expected?

I realize I posed this question, and got answers, several days ago (see (Field calculator error)) , but none seem to really be working, and so am posing again. Below are two screenshots that show the ...
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How to change field formats in ArcGIS 10.1 geodatabase? [duplicate]

I am working with data in an ArcGIS 10.1 geodatabase. I wanted to complete the simple task of taking a ten-digit ID field that is currently in String/Text format and create an identical field in ...
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Changing field type with arcpy

What I need to do is change data type of a field of a table or feature class. If there are some data, then I need to transfer it, if its possible, if not possible then just set null for that data. I ...
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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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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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How to add a field to a shapefile using R

This question is trying to make sense of a post that already exists that looks good, but is failing in practice. The second ranked answer uses the foreign package to read a shapefile attribute table ...
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Searching for fields in geodatabase and adding them if they do not 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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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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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 delete multiple fields in an attribute table?

Is there a way to select multiple fields in an attribute table and delete them together in Arcmap without writing the script?
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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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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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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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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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Reduced real-type numbers in QGIS?

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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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 to use UUID Generator in Qgis 2

I try to generate a UUID (edit widget) for a vector shapefile in qgis 2 but the field value is always NULL. Does the field requirea specific datatype? I used integer. In the manual I found the info ...
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How do I change the isNullable property for a field?

Once in awhile I encounter a field in my featureclasses that have their isNullable property set to No. Is there a simple way using python to correct this? I came up with this code, but ...
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Why does inline variable output overwrite occurs with Reorder fields tool?

I am trying to use this Reorder fields modelbuilder tool but for some reason the inline variable (%name%) for the output gets overwritten with each file pass until the last one. Otherwise it works ...
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Raster attribute field error [duplicate]

I am trying to add jpegs to a raster data type attribute field. I want to this field to be managed by the file geodatabase. When I load the photos and try to save my edits it get various errors but ...
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Python script iterator to interpolate accross multiple fields of attribute table

I interpolated precipitation data in ArcMap (ver. 10.2) using a surface-fitting tool [e.g. Global Polynomial Interpolation (GPI)]. I built a GPI model using model builder in ArcGIS 10.2, but the model ...
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How to count number of fields in table (or feature class) 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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Attribute Table Doubt in Qgis

I am having a shape file which consists of various fields for example: shape area ,shape length, locality, sub-locality,district etc.In my company they are demanding seprate shapefiles say for example ...
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qgis how to assign a field to map tips

I am a beginning user of QGIS 1.8. I cannot find the way to assign a field to 'map tips'. There seems to be no way in 'properties' of the layer to do so.