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Removing return/newline (\n) character from Field using Python and Field Calculator?

I have a geodatabase table with a field that I'm trying to remove return characters (new line). I found this post (How can I remove (chomp) a newline in Python?) of how to do it, however it is not ...
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Why does Raster Calculator (RasterCalculator_sa) give ERROR 000539 in ArcPy?

I am getting a not executed error for a raster calculator. Here is part of the output: File "C:\projectTemp\FloodAnalysis\floodxsectionanalysis.py", line 107, in makeSeemless arcpy....
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Why is arcpy.CalculateField_management() writing 1899-12-30 00:00:00 instead of expected date?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop to test before writing an answer to Entering date with arcpy.GetParameterAsText()? I have written the test code below that I am running against a test feature class ...
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Use Calculate Field GP tool to update feature coordinates

ArcMap 10.7.1 (Oracle SDE.ST_GEOMETRY): I want to use the Calculate Field GP tool to update the coordinates of a polyline FC's shape column. I have a script that works in a standalone Python IDE (...
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Error msg "Name is not defined" when trying to populate a field with the shape file name

I am trying to populate a field with corresponding file name. For example, if the file name is Route1.shp then the field value will be Route1 as well. However my code is not working. Can you please ...
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Normalizing raster using raster calculator raises TypeError

In ArcGIS 10.1 I'm trying to normalize a section of a DEM (digital elevation model) from original values to values ranging from 0 to 100. First I clipped the raster DEM with an irregulary shaped ...
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Calculating centroids of polygon using ArcPy?

I am trying to calculate the centroids of a polygon and add the x- and y-coordinate to their respective fields: arcpy.env.workspace = r"C:/..." input_fc = "shapefiles/precincts_v.shp" arcpy....
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ArcGIS Raster Calculator error 000539 ImportError: No module named numpy?

I am running ArcGIS 10.2.1 on Win7 64bit. I have finished doing an NDVI, and after defining a vegetation presence threshold at 0.05, opened the Raster Calculator (via Map Algebra in the Arc Toolbox) ...
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Getting Error 000539 from Raster Calculator?

I am new to Arc and 10.2 but can not seem to figure out why this won't work. Executing: RasterCalculator Con(("SLOPE_SLO.tif" >= .015) & ("SLOPE_SLO.tif" <= .15,1,0)) D:\GEOG_480\Final2\...
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Calculating Polsby-Popper Score Using ArcGIS Pro Field Calculator gives ERROR 000539?

This operation is using the Field Calculator in ArcGIS Pro 2.1. I am trying to calculate the Polsby-Popper Score for Congressional Districts. I have calculated the Geodesic Area and Geodesic ...
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Scale raster in ArcGIS using raster calculator

I have a raster with values ranging from 0 to 8991130624. This raster is actually the result of a cost distance analysis. I want to scale the raster to range from 0 to 1 and take the inverse? so ...
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Concatenating strings from two fields using Python in ArcMap Field Calculator?

I'm new to Python scripting and I don't understand what is wrong with this code. I want to concatenate the string values from GRID1MIL and GRID100K. I've created a text column MGRS to begin with. I ...
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ArcGIS Raster Calculator fails with Error 000539

I have been using Raster Calculator in ArcMap 10.2, today it started returning error 000539 for all actions. Previously it had worked fine. I have not made any change ot my ArcGIS, Python, or Windows ...
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Cause of ERROR 000539: Error running expression?

The following errors in ArcMap are preventing me from moving forward: 1) In Raster Calculator using "Aspect": "%DEM_Aspect%" <= 90 or "%DEM_Aspect%" >= 270 ERROR 000539: Error running ...
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if/then with VBScript in ArcGIS Field Calculator giving Error 000539: SyntaxError: invalid syntax?

What is wrong with this VBscript in the field calculator? ColumnC= if [ColumnB] > 0 then [ColumnC] = [ColumnA] / [ColumnB] endif Each time I receive this syntax error message: Error ...
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Calculating ratio between "rows" in ArcGIS field calculator

I have a problem similar to Dividing two or more rows in single attribute table? but that is for QGIS whereas I have to perform it in ArcGIS. I have to calculate the Ratio between rows (sequentially, ...
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Debugging ERROR 000539 from CalculateField in ArcPy?

I previously successfully used the sample code here: How to calculate Field using part of filename in ModelBuilder? # Import standard library modules import arcpy, os, sys from arcpy import env # ...
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Entering date with arcpy.GetParameterAsText()?

I want to allow users to enter a date as a parameter through a dialog window in a toolbox script. I have obviously defined the field with a "Date" data type but something is wrong with the formatting....
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Embedded quotes in arcpy.CalculateField_management expression

I'm using arcpy.CalculateField_management to populate a field. The expression: "'https://anystate.gov/someportal/DisplayQueryResults.aspx?Prompts=Spill%20Number="!ID!"&Database=OfficeDocs&...
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CalculateField_management, python Toolbox

I am trying to fill a field and I am using arcpy's CalculateField_management function. I want to fill the new field with the name of the shapefile, so I am using arcpy.Describe. But when I run the ...
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Raster Calculator error

I'm trying to use the Raster Calculator inside ModelBuilder to get rid of null values, but I'm hitting a snag. I'm using the expression: Con(IsNull("%temp_ras%"),FocalStatistics("%temp_ras%",...
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Calculating centroid latitude in ArcMap throws error 000539 in Arcpy?

I can create a centroid latitude field in ArcMap10.1 using "Calculate Geometry..." in the attribute table, but when I try the same thing using: arcpy.CalculateField_management(bins_WGS84, "cent_lat", ...
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