I am trying to do a simple concatenation using the ArcGIS 10.2 field calculator with Python code. I have a field of census tracts numbers (tract). I want to concatenate this with the numeric codes for the state and county so that I can join this table to the spatial geometry. The new field is defined as 'text'.
My code is "06085" + "!tract!" This yields the correct concatenation PLUS .0 on each record. So 0608512345.0
I have also tried str(06085)+str(!tract!) which yields the same results. What am I missing?