To select data records according to logical criteria applied to their field values ("attributes")

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Is there a “Select by Attributes” plugin/widget for ArcGIS Server JS API?

I'm hoping to find some existing code which emulates the "Select by Attributes" dialog in ArcMap, within the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API. Writing a hard-coded QueryTask is easy - I'm looking for ...
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Get list of coordinates for points in a layer?

I've got a layer in QGIS that is comprised of points. Its attribute table doesn't have (show) the corresponding x and y coordinates for each point. Is there a way for me to extract a list of ...
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How do I select only those contours who heights are Integers?

I have a Contours Featureclass, with an interval of 0.2 Meters. I wish to select only those Contours, which are which are at 1 m Interval? I have tried using the following syntax in the 'Select by ...
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Arcmap Select by Attribute with Python

I would like the following to select (highlight) the "project" layer that intersects the grid, and then pull a record from the selected "Grid". I do not need to save the layer. Note: Running the ...
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Splitting feature class by unique values for an attribute/field in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I would like to split a single shapefile into multiple shapefiles by using unique values for one attribute/field to select features for each value out into a new feature class. I found ET Geowizard ...
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How to use Select by Attributes query with semicolons?

I am trying to select multiple (50 or more) unique numeric records using ArcGIS 10's "Select by Attributes" using semicolons ';' after each record which it verifies as good to go. Please see screen ...
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Select by Attributes - Strings with < 5 characters

I have a column of zip codes which are strings. Most of them are the usual 5 digit zip codes, but some are only 3 digits or missing a digit. (keep in mind, I need this column as strings for other ...
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SELECT TOP query in ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there a way to use a SELECT TOP (n) within ArcGIS desktop? Is appears that since the ArcGIS query builder is effectively building the SQL statement after the WHERE clause, that this may not be ...
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How to select multiple values with Select by Attributes in ArcGIS 10

Can anyone help me with selecting multiple values from the attribute table? I tried "Classes"='14'AND'07' but it doesn't work.
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How to give multiple colors to features within a single shapefile?

I want to give multiple colors to different features within a shapefile based on attribute values , is this possible in QGIS ? If yes what is the procedure ? Is there a way to provide color by means ...
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selecting by attribute and specific value replace

I want to select all of the features by attribute where the attribue in myattrib is like... Selection "criteria H". That is not a problem. However then I need to replace (myattrib," H", "") except ...
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Select all “NULL” values in the attribute table?

I have a quite simple syntax question. I want to select ALL my null values in an attribute table of a feature class, not just the values in a single field. So the question would be: what is the ...
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Breaking apart a polygon layer by unique values, creating many new layers

I have a large dataset of habitat information that I need to calculate distances from animal locations to the closest polygon of each habitat type. The way to do this, that I understand, would be to ...
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Select by Attribute within a specific area (using Select by Location?)

I have a map with four layers. Two of these layers cover an entire state, and the other two focus on the area I'm actually interested in within the state. I'm trying to Select by Attribute with one ...
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Select 90% matching attributes

I have a shapefile (.shp) of 180k roads with information of street name. I need to do a Dissolve on that road network to make only one feature per name. But I have a problem by doing that task ...
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Using String Functions (LEFT, RIGHT, MID) in Select By Attributes against a File Geodatabase using ArcMap 10

I finally (albeit reluctantly) made the switch from a personal geodatabase (pGDB) to a file geodatabse (fGDB) not too long ago. The main reason it took so long to switch has to do with how Select by ...
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ogr2ogr selecting features by attributes

I am writing a shapefile after some processing; however, in the final step I need to do some selection by attributes from the the shapefile. I am using the command in a shell with the aim of using it ...
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Select by Attribute all features with values that are multiples of 5?

In my shapefile, I have a bunch of features and one field is a integer numerical attribute. I'd like to select all of the features whose value is a multiple of another value. For instance, I have a ...
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Querying Data with a 1-Many Relationship Class

I have created a relationship class similar to the one I posted about in this question. Essentially, there is a point feature class representing a location of vegetation clearing with attributes ...
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How can I use boolean value in QGIS style rule?

I'm trying to make a style based on rules, and I want to use a boolean field I have created for that. But I do the following: "field" like 'TRUE' "field" like TRUE "field" like 1 "field" like '1' ...
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select by attribute on shapefiles with open-source python modules

I usually use ArcGis 9.3.1, but when running a python script that includes Select_by_attribute (from gp), the script runs very very slowly. Is there a way I can perform a select-by-attribute on a ...
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Setting defaults in the 'Select By Attribute' SQL editor

Is there a way to set default values in the 'Select By Attribute' SQL editor (the where clause) ? I want to set a permanent value that will appear every time I enter the 'Select by Attribute' window, ...
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Select by attribute expression invalid in python

I'm not sure how my expression is failing. Any ideas? inPoints = "points.shp" i = 0 arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(inPoints, "pts") arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management("pts", "NEW_SELECTION", ...
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Select for a specific number of characters

I am using ArcGIS 10.3.1 and have an attribute that has either 4 or 5 characters; i.e., CO-1, BY-3, CAR-1, MRT-8. All letters are uppercase, this is in a personal GDB, and this is a string field. I ...
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Filter by attribute to show only records with whole numbers

Is there a way to show points that only contain whole numbers in a column (eg. 009, 010, 011 and NOT 9,1; 9,2; 9,3...) in ArcGIS 10?
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How to select points within polygon constrained by field?

I've created a polygon from a raster dataset: arcpy.RasterToPolygon_conversion(RasterInt, "C:/arc/poly_int.shp", "NO_SIMPLIFY", "Value") The 'value' field has numbers 1-37, which map to the ID ...
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Selecting the most recent entries from a table in Arc

I have a point shape file that has many event occurances stored for ever point. I am trying to select the most recent event for every point. Is there a way to do this through the "Select by ...
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ArcMAP SQL Statement Iterate Feature Selection 'IN' 'BY' 'IS' - escape character

We have a problem when selecting Features from a Feature Class in ArcMAP 10.2 using the Iterate Feature Selection tool in Model builder Our dataset has a Attribute Field with two character codes like ...
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How to print selected features in QGIS?

I have a detailed map in qgis (vector, .shp) and I would like to split the map in four parts based on attributes to print each part of the map separately. Unfortunately, I didn't figure out how to do ...
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Is there a way to select what to import from planet-latest.osm.bz2 to database?

Is there a way to select what to import from planet-latest.osm.bz2 to database? I want to do something like : osm2pgsql ... --place='city' --admin_level='2' My goal is to use only cities and ...
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Field Calculator does not notice selection? [closed]

I have a problem with the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10. I selected specific points of a Shapefile I want to calculate, but FC is always calculating all fields. Unfortunately there is no checkbox in ...
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How to group and count attribute data?

I have a problem with group same data to count it. for example, i want to group same code to one and count them. i can do it when i use MapInfo (Pic 1) but i can't in QGIS. (Pic 2: i can classify ...
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How to select a multiple field value by expression from the same layer in QGIS?

Using QGIS in the operation 'select by expression' how is the correct expression to select multiple field value? ex. City NAME = ROME and NAPLES (expression is invalid)
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Make selected polygon different color without covering everything?

Working in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 I'm selecting polygons by attributes and trying to have the selection show up as a light yellow. I set the selection color to the light yellow and it's the 'lowest/last' ...
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How to Extract by Attribute Using ModelBuilder with User Input?

Using ModelBuilder, I want to create a tool that will let a user choose the value or values that will be used to extract a shapefile. I have a parcel layer with a "Parcel_Type" field. I want the user ...
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Get Parameter as Text and select layer by attribute

I have written a python script tool wherein a user specifies a feature class (e.g., Landuse) containing different attributes (e.g., parcel size, landcover etc.), name of the attribute field from which ...
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How to delete selected features in Qgis using Python

I have a shape file with only one field DN. I would like to delete all features which does not have specific value of the field. Let say the DN can be 1,2 or 3. So far I was able to find out how to ...
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Selecting by attribute and calculating field of new selection in ModelBuilder?

I have a polygon shapefile (with 4000 records in it) that I want to group into different regions by doing a "select by attribute". I need to do this about 164 times because of the different selection ...
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How to select features using an expression with pyqgis?

How can I select features with pyqgis using an expression? I tried to use an QgsExpression but the select method doesn't take it: exp = QgsExpression("'ogc_fid' = 482") cLayer = ...
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How to Select by Attributes on features sharing common value?

I am attempting to 'select by attributes' a point feature with the lowest numeric value which shares a common value with other point features in another field. For example: I may have 3 point features ...
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Using ModelBuilder to select layers by attributes, dissolve and then merge them?

I would like to reclassify polygons, I want to combine smaller polygons into bigger polygons based on their ID (each polygon has a unique ID). I want to regroup ~800 polygons into ~60 polygons. So in ...
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subquery in select by attribute in Arcgis

I have a table with several fields. field A contains the same kind of values as does field B. I tried to select all points where the value in field A does not exist in anywhere field B using query ...
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How to Select polygon feature in ArcMap and pass Selection into Python Addin?

I have a script that uses a arcpy's 'SelectByAttribute' syntax to choose a record in a polygon feature class. Following that, I do a 'SelectbyLocation' to select points from a feature class that lie ...
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Meaning of empty quotes in select by attribute query?

Can someone please help explain if the empty '' means something? I am wondering if it might be inserted by typo or if you use these empty quotes to locate empty fields within the attributes.
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QGIS Select overlapped feature

I have points that are not equal but the distance between them is so small that it can't be seen even at scale 200k:1. I calculated the distance between these points and add it as attribute. Now I ...
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Systematic sampling by FID

I have a shapefile created by a corn planter. It creates a point for each planting row every second. So a 16-row planter creates 16 points as it goes along the field. As a consequence, a small 30-acre ...
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In ArcGIS 10.x, how do I select features of a point shapefile whose z values are above or below the elevations in a DEM?

I have a multi-point shapefile representing earthquake hypocenters (containing depth values) and I have a DEM raster representing an underground surface (the top of the PreCambrian basement). I want ...
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Problem with arcpy select statement

I have a shp layer with an attribute table. One field has the name Nid and the values are strings (e.g. “0150”, “0420”, “3462” …) Now I want to select the rows in the table that match a given Nid ...
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Is it possible to save frequently used expressions in QGIS?

Is there any way to save frequently used expressions in the selection or field calculator dialogs? Obviously I can cut and paste them into a file where I might save them, but I mean within the context ...
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How to select features by matching attributes of two SHPs?

I have one line shape file with lot of road sections and a point shapefile, some of these points are outside my area of interest. The files have one attribute in common and I would like to do ...