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I want to perform a Select by Attribute selection on a Feature Class in ModelBuilder, but I know the Select by Attribute tool does not work in this situation. I need to perform this function as I want to avoid creating an additional dataset. This task is the second to last one, the last one being a Delete Rows.

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You will need to use the Make Feature Layer tool on your feature class first, then you will be able to use Select Layer By Attribute on that.

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See also the help topic on Using layers and table views, I think this provides a pretty good overview. – blah238 Aug 9 '12 at 22:16
Thanks, PolyGeo. That worked great. – dchaboya Aug 20 '12 at 14:59

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