Field Calculating Subtypes and Coded Values

Discussion created by BrokenLegMike on Jan 23, 2012
Hey everyone,

I am trying to add a field to an existing attribute table and I want to field calculate it based on a second field. The second field has subtypes with coded vales. When I try to calculate the new field with the second field, it populates the coded value, but I want to calculate the codes description value. Does anyone know how to do this?