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ArcMap. I have a string field "Zonenumber" that contains 7000+ lines. This field contains various zoning designations. I need to update every single one of these selected properties to a single zone.

How do I do this? Going to field calculator and typing in the new zone does not work, see error below.

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EDIT

Field calculator and putting in the new zone, 'R6', gives an error. Here is the error:

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closed as too broad by Mapperz Sep 19 '18 at 22:22

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    Welcome to GIS SE! A good question should include information about what you have tried, and where you are stuck. What errors are you encountering? – Midavalo Sep 19 '18 at 20:10
  • It says "Syntax error". Can you post a screenshot of the field calculator with the value that you entered? – Stefan Sep 19 '18 at 21:16
  • looks like your not editing the attribute table. please provide more information version and type of data (geodatabase) – Mapperz Sep 19 '18 at 22:24
  • Use double quote, type of data doesn't matter. – FelixIP Sep 20 '18 at 0:21
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Just type the desired zone in single quotes into the field calculator, i.e.: 'zone'.

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  • I tried that and it throws an error. – jdks18 Sep 19 '18 at 20:07
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    @jdks18 What is the error? – Midavalo Sep 19 '18 at 20:08
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    Is there a domain in use on this field, and is the new zone code part of that domain? – smiller Sep 19 '18 at 20:26
  • Use double quote. – FelixIP Sep 19 '18 at 23:35
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Find and Replace worked best.

https://support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000012044

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