I am trying to compute the following expression with Field calculator. The input table values are around the size of this value: 562643580,7843, and the field name (the field of destination) is: double, precision=20, scale=20:


The destination field should therefore not be too short. When doing the calculation, no result is computed and no error appears either.

I thought the expression was too long, so I tried to compute the following:


The calculation's result was the same: no result is computed and no error appears either.

What am I doing wrong? Thank you for your help!

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    did you try and change your precision and scale, a scale of 20 means 20 decimal places and precision is a width of 20 – user681 Dec 24 '13 at 16:34

Try using python instead of VB. Error 000989 'Tool CalculateField cannot use VB expressions for service' happens with VB, but python runs okay when using the Calculate Field tool.

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