I'm using "Data Driven Pages" Tool to create a map book in ArcMap. I want to display buffer circles one by one in each page, but the "Data Driven Pages" Tool displays all features around it.

How can I display one buffer circle without others in one page?

Can ArcMap do that? Or I need to learn ArcPy?

What I get:

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What I want:

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1 Answer 1


To do this I would recommend that you investigate Page Definition Queries which do not require the use of ArcPy.

You will find a few previous questions that involve them on this site like Hiding selected features in ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcPy or ModelBuilder?

  • PolyGeo nailed it - page definition queries are what you want. Aug 19, 2014 at 22:32
  • I typically turn off the layer that defines my DDP and make a copy of it that will show the symbology that I want. I use Page Definition Queries to only show the one that matches (or doesn't match) the page definition.
    – Fezter
    Aug 20, 2014 at 3:34
  • @Fezter Feel free to edit my Answer with this info (or more detailed steps if you are keen)
    – PolyGeo
    Aug 20, 2014 at 3:43

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