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Removing text part of street labels

December 31 2009 | 2 comments
Categories: Labeling, Map Data

How would you remove the text portion of a street label, for example go from "I-95" to "95" and from "SR 23" to "23"?

It can be a permanent removal by editing or through a filter in the field, does not matter as long as I can produce number only labels.

Mapping Center Answer:

There is a toolbox on the geoprocessing resource center that I posted (and updated not so long ago) with a set of tools for managing label strings.  The URL is:

One of the tools extracts the numbers from a field like you describe having and puts them into another field. 

These are all script tools, so if you're so inclined you can edit them.

worked perfect posted by Chris Moore on Dec 31 2009 11:40AM
well done, this was exactly what I needed.

Happy New Year!
Glad it helped! posted by Aileen Buckley on Dec 6 2011 5:48PM
Glad you found that it helped you!

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