ArcMap Field Calculator doesn't support decimal symbol substitution

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The Field Calculator will not process numbers according to the settings in Microsoft Windows Start Menu > Control Panel > Regional Options > Numbers Tab, even though ArcMap will Display numbers according to these settings


The Field Calculator uses VB Script and VBA, which don't support decimal substitution.

Solution or Workaround

A decimal must be represented with a period ( . ) character.

Article ID:000002811

  • ArcMap 8 x

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