# Arcade expression for alphanumeric value

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11-09-2020 09:09 AM
New Contributor III

I am creating a map showing different ratings for a feature. When data was collected rating was as below (an example).

00 : No defects
15 : 5 Minor defects
1A : More than 10 but less than 15 Minor defect
2A : More than 10 but less than 15 major defects
1B : more than 15 but less than 20 major defects
3C  More than 20 but less than 25 significant defects

A represents values from 11-15

B represents values from 16-20

C represents values from 21-25

how do I create arcade expression to reflect alphanumeric as a numeric value to indicate the conditions where 3C>2A>1B>1A>15>00

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

See below an example of an expression that will assign a numeric sequential value:

``````// read out rating code
var rating = \$feature["Name of the field with the rating code"];

// dictionary with numeric values according to 3C>2A>1B>1A>15>00
var dct2 = {"00": 0, "15": 1, "1A": 2,
"1B": 3, "2A": 4, "3C": 5};

// check if rating is in dictionary and return the value
return dct2[rating];
} else {
return -1;
}
‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍``````

You can change the values (0 to 5) in the dictionary defined on lines 5 and 6 with values representing a number in the range of the rating code if that is what you prefer. Is there are specific reason why you want the values to be numeric?

New Contributor III

Thanks Xander

However I have more complex data for over thousands features eg:

New Contributor III

I want the values be numeric (or treated as number) so higher the number most defective the features are and can be visualized in the map with different color

thanks

MVP Frequent Contributor

The rating you gave an example of and the o_m_rating pictured don't align.

Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi Khem Aryal ,

From the information you provided in the original post and screen shot you provided after this, I see two complete distinct things. Can you explain how the values ("352N", "3522", "342Z", etc) should be interpreted? I am sure something must be possible, but in order to help you further I need to understand how to interpret every possible value (and not just a subset of them).

New Contributor III

My apology not describing the whole scenario.

These are the pipe inspection rating

where first letter indicates severity of defects (1-5) 1 being the least severe 5 being the most severe

second letter indicates the numbers of those most severe defects where more than 10 is A, more than 15 is B and so on

Third letter indicates the second-most severe defect (1-5) and last letter indicates the numbers of those second-most severe defects as more than 10 is A and more than 15 is B and so on

this rating is auto generated in the inspection software

for example

5J3B

means the pipe has 50 (J) of 5 rated severe defects and 15(B) of 3 rated severe defects.

similarly

352N means

the pipe has 5 of 3 rated defects and 70(N) of 2 rated defects

(again each letter represents increment of 5)

I like to visualize this data as lines rated more than 3 0 0 0 (results from O&M rating) in red color and anything below  3 0 0 0 in blue color

352N>3000

351g>3000

I am not sure if this make sense.

New Contributor III

and i have more than 1000 features with o&M ratings from 0000 to 5P4Z

Esri Esteemed Contributor

That is actually a simple thing to do assuming that each rating always has the same structure using 4 characters.

``````// read out rating code
var rating = \$feature["Name of the field with the rating code"];

// compare with "3000"
if (rating >= "3000") {
return "Your description for red color";
} else {
return "Your description for blue color"
}
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It compares the text in an alphabetic way (using the first character), assuming that "2Z2Z" is less than "3000".

New Contributor III

WOW, I was thinking it would be complex. Thank you Xander Bakker