This whole thing started when I wanted to make a random number column and populate it in an attribute table.
I added a column to the table called "Rnd" (type double).
Then I opened the field calculator to populate this with a random number. But then I noticed that it was already populated with a number, all the same.
Even when I calculated the field to any number (in this case 2), a different random float would appear.
Even opening the table would generate another.
Strangely, after the calc above, I closed ArcMap, and opened the table in Access (this is in a personal geodb), the contents = 2.
Is this behavior, for a field called "Rnd" documented anywhere?
And, just in case I am totally loosing it, can someone confirm that this happens on another system.
My version 10.2.2.