Issue with Field Calculator

Discussion created by womp on Aug 11, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 21, 2012 by bg3075
I am trying to populate a field with text using the field calculator.  However, it will not populate the field with the string of text I enter.  The process I used was this:  I open the attribute table to the feature dataset and add a field.  Next I run a field calculation of the new field and the equation used is CountyAbv="GE".  After running the calculator the "Null" values in the new field remain.

Note: I have tried to run the calculator both in and out of an edit session and I have installed the latest patches for ArcGIS 10  Also, I have tried using the equation CountyAbv=String("GE") with the same result. 
Thank you for checking into this.  I hope we can resolve this issue.