In my shapefile, I have a bunch of features and one field is a integer numerical attribute. I'd like to select all of the features whose value is a multiple of another value. For instance, I have a field with typical values of 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, etc. (up to 1000) and I would like to select all features with a value that is a multiple of 5.

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.


If your tool supports it, use the modulo operator.

e.g. value % 5 = 0

... all features with a value that divides by five without a remainder.

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    Beat me to it! I'll add that in ArcGIS you should use MOD ( "FIELD" , 5) = 0 in the select by attributes window. Mar 6 '13 at 20:44

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