How To: Find descriptions and syntax examples of field calculator functions


Descriptions and examples for the Field Calculator functions can be found in the Help of the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor. This application is installed at the time when ArcGIS is installed.


  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. Navigate to Tools > Macros > Visual Basic Editor.
  3. In the Visual Basic Editor open, click Help > Microsoft Visual Basic Help and select the Index tab.
  4. Type the name of the function needed and proceed as other keyword searches.