How can I display the Plan Components Report with shortened tract or
Using shortened block or tract numbers in the Plan Components Report is
very easy. All you have to do is create a formula field (which you call
Name) that contains the information you want displayed. For example, to show
the block group and block number of a block (the last 6 digits of the 15-16
digit code), you would do the following:
- Make Census Block the Working Layer (the active layer; Census Block
should appear in the drop-down list to the right of the printer icon).
- Choose Dataview-Formula Fields and type
Replace the default field name Formula with the name "Name" (this is
case-sensitive, so the "N" should be uppercase and the "ame" should be
- Click OK.
This will create a new field in the Census Block dataview, called Name,
which contains the last 10 characters of the field BLK starting with
Now when you run the Plan Components report, 1234 will appear instead to
the right of BLK instead of 190011234561234.
To show only the tract for the Census Tract layer, make Census Tract and use
the formula substring(Tract,6,10). In this case, 123456 would appear in the
report rather than 19001123456.
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