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Is there a way to copy a selected feature into an existing feature class?

Sort of like append would do, but only the selected features.

I want to iterate through a table and select features with a matching attribute in a feature class and copy that selected feature into an existing feature class.

Basically, it'd be like selected a feature in ArcMap and copying and pasting it into a different feature class.

Is this possible?

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You can create a layer of selected features with make feature layer tool and then use the append tool.

"Map layers can be used as Input Datasets. If a layer has a selection, only the selected records (features or table rows) are used by the Append tool."

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Ah, I didn't think of that. Thank you! So I could actually probably skip the make feature layer tool and just use append on the selected features. I wasn't aware that the append tool would only append selected features. –  ian Oct 16 '13 at 19:07

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