Attribute Table

Attribute Table values may be viewed or edited. To make edits to attributes within a layer, ensure that it is currently editable. To do this, follow the Edit Existing Layers section. To view the Attribute Table window, follow the directions below. Only vectors can be seen and edited in the Attribute Table window.

Show Attribute Table

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  1. Right click the desired layer and select Show Attribute Table.
  2. The Attribute Table window will pop up displaying all attributes in the specified layer.

Tip: All editable layers will appear as different tabs within the Attribute Table window.

Attribute Table Functionality

  • 03000058 Show only selected rows – Users are able select which layers they would like to view.
  • 03000058 Make layer editable – Users are able to make layers editable from the Attribute Table window.
  • magnifier-zoom-fit Zoom to selected rows – Users are able to quickly zoom to any feature from within the Attribute Table window.
    • To select one attribute, click the Feature ID column.
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  • To select multiple attributes, hold the Shift or Ctrl key while clicking the Feature ID column.
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  • To use the Show only selected rows feature, select the desired rows and click the Show only selected rows button. The selected features will appear highlighted in the 2D Map.
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  • To zoom to selected rows, select the desired rows and click the Zoom to selected rows icon.
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Attribute Table Sorting

Users are able to sort the attribute table by the desired column in ascending or descending order.

  1. Follow the Show Attribute Table steps.
  2. Locate the desired column to sort by and click the column heading.
    • Click once for ascending order.
    • Click twice for descending order.
  3. An arrow will appear next to the selected column name indicating ascending or descending order. Users can continuously toggle the order by clicking the column heading.
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  1. To return to the original ID sort order, click the empty cell in the top left corner of the Attribute Table.
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Select By Attributes

This feature allows the user to select attributes using a query filter’s where clause. The selection results can be viewed on the 2D Map or in the Attribute Table of the selected layer.

Currently, File Geodatabase is the only supported dataset type.

To access the Select By Attributes dialog: #. In the Main Toolbar, click Tools. #. Select Select By Attributes.

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The Select By Attributes dialog options are outlined below.

Layer - Allows the user to select the feature layer which the selection applies.

Select only from visible layers - If this checkbox is checked, only layers that are marked as visible in the project browser will populate the Layer dropdown. Otherwise, all valid File Geodatabase layers will be displayed in the Layer dropdown.

Where Clause - The expression that will constrain the features returned from the query filter. For example, height_above_surface_level > 7 will select all features whose height above surface level attribute is larger than 7. The expression building_function = ‘government’ will select all features whose building function attribute is government.

Method - The selection method determines how the selection is to be applied. There are four options:

  • Create a new selection - Deselects any currently selected features and makes a new selection based on the where clause expression.
  • Add to current seleciton - Keep current selection, if any, and makes additional selection based on the where clause expression.
  • Remove from current selection - Deselects features from the current selection based on the where clause expression.
  • Select from current selection - Selects a subset of features from the current selection based on the where clause expression.

Note: The number of returned results will be displayed briefly in the status bar. If no results were found or if an error in the where clause expression is found, the number of results found will be displayed as 0.

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Editing Attributes

  1. Follow the Attribute Table directions above.
  2. Double click cells in the Attribute Table window to enter or change values.