I am trying to field calculate a text value into a string field and when the process is completed, a 0 is being placed in the field as opposed to my text value. Is there something that I am overlooking? I attempted to search for similar instances but couldn't find anything.

Here is the field properties:

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The field calculator value I am attempting to enter:

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And the results:

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  • I think we can help you better if you show us exactly what you typed into the Field Calculator. Are you absolutely sure it's a a string field, and not a numerical field with a Coded Value Domain defined? – Berend Dec 12 '19 at 14:55
  • I went ahead and added some screen captures in the original post to help clarify. – Jonathan Dec 12 '19 at 15:04

If you want to assign a string value, it needs to be quoted:


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