how do I convert an object id to a number

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10-04-2016 10:11 AM
KristineKosnik
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I need to convert the FID to a number in field calculator.

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JoeBorgione
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FID = shapefile.  OID = feature class.

Both are internally managed by ArcGIS, so you can't edit them.  They are numbers by the way;  you can add a long integer field and calc it to equal the FID or OID, but not the other way around.

can't wait to retire....

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JoeBorgione
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FID = shapefile.  OID = feature class.

Both are internally managed by ArcGIS, so you can't edit them.  They are numbers by the way;  you can add a long integer field and calc it to equal the FID or OID, but not the other way around.

can't wait to retire....

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