4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 3, 2011 7:18 AM by mstead

    Help with field calculator code (remove characters)

    mariposaducharme
      Hello,

      I would like to populate a field with another field....The field I will be drawing data from is text, and I want to remove the 3 first characters Eg. "AB-589" would become simply "589".


      I have looked at the vb and python string operators and do not see which one would work...Any tips/suggestions? I could do it in (ie, export a dbf, add a field, use the KEN function to remove the characters, add the dbf to the map, join the tables,  populate the field)....but I would rather learn how to do it in Arc....

      If somebody can just point/nudge me in the right direction, I would appreciate!!!

      Marishka