I am trying to find a solution to split attributes into two fields at a specific character, slash ("/") in that case.

I tried with How to split a text attribute by characters in QGIS 2.6.0, but I did not succeeded.

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I want this:

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I got this after your function, @Kazuhito

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    Given edits made, I hope reopen vote works. In the meantime, please try to_int(left("FIELD", strpos( "FIELD" , '[/]')-1)) and to_int(right("FIELD", length( "FIELD" ) - strpos( "FIELD", '[/]')))
    – Kazuhito
    Feb 22, 2018 at 14:21

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@Kazuhito is basically right, you just need to add a condition to correctly fill "Field2". Try this for "Field1":

to_int( left( "FIELD", strpos( "FIELD" , '[/]' ) - 1 ) ) 

and this for "Field2":

if ( strpos( "FIELD" , '[/]') > 0, 
to_int( right( "FIELD", length( "FIELD" ) - strpos( "FIELD", '[/]' ) ) ), 
  • I am looking to do this exact thing in an ArcGIS Online map. Any ideas? I am working with a view that has combined info on the same asset, for instance pipe materials. They are listed in a single attribute, separated by a pipe ( | ). Apr 1, 2020 at 18:18
  • Given that you have two new attribute fields, called e.g. field_1 and field_2 and your original field called original, use the Field Calculator and do this for field_1: !original!.split("|")[0], and for field_2: !original!.split("|")[1]. If there is additional whitespace before and after the pipe, include that in the split().
    – s6hebern
    Apr 2, 2020 at 8:20
  • Except for I am unable to perform a field calculate on a view. Any other ideas? Apr 2, 2020 at 17:06
  • I have no experience with ArcGIS online. But if you cannot calculate attributes there, this task might become difficult anyway. Maybe ask a separate question on that specific topic.
    – s6hebern
    Apr 3, 2020 at 11:54

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