Is This Content Helpful?
We're glad to know this article was helpful.
An attribute table is a database that contains non-spatial information about a set of geographic features in a geographic information system (GIS). The information is arranged so that each row represents a feature and each column represents one feature attribute. In ArcGIS, rows are known as records and columns are fields. Each field stores a specific type of data, such as a number, date, or piece of text.
The instructions provided describe how to use the Replace function in the Field Calculator tool to replace the text in multiple fields within an attribute table without having to edit every record individually.
To replace values in an attribute table:
Replacing a string of text (such as 'Crabapple' with 'Honeylocust') replaces all instances of the string of text with 'Honeylocust'. For example:
• Crabapple > Honeylocust
• Crabapple, Beverly > Honeylocust, Beverly
• Robinson Crabapple > Robinson Honeylocust
To change only 'Crabapple' fields, use the 'Find and Replace' tool and select Whole Field from the Text Match drop-down menu. Use Knowledge Base article 42497 for more information.