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Using Increments

Question asked by jonathanmcdougall on Feb 1, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2016 by xander_bakker

In Arc 9.2 I was able to use the following script to calculate incremental numbers;

Static rec As Long

Dim lStart As Long

Dim lInterval As Long

Dim i As Integer

Dim iStringLength As Integer

Dim sID As String


'set the variables below

iStringLength = 7

lStart = 0001

lInterval = 1


sID = ""

If (rec = 0) Then

rec = lStart


rec = rec + lInterval

End If

For i = 1 To iStringLength - Len(CStr(rec))

sID = sID & "0"

Next i

sID = sID & CStr(rec)


In Arc 10.2, am I right in saying that I can no longer use this script? I've tried the posted python example of;



def autoIncrement():

global rec

pStart = 1 #adjust start value, if req'd

pInterval = 1 #adjust interval value, if req'd

if (rec == 0):

  rec = pStart


  rec = rec + pInterval

return rec


This is fine, to a degree but not the results I'm truly looking for.


I'm looking to populate a 4 character field with leading zeros as well as incrementing by 10 each new record.


eg; 0010, 0020, 0030, etc up to a possible 9990.


Anyone able to help?


Thank you.