How can I quickly see how many rows of data are in my attribute table in a large file without having to scroll right down to the bottom?

Is there a way of removing the * so that I can quickly see total?


There is a button in the bottom left corner of your attribute table for move to end.
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This button will take the table to the last row and recalculate the screen to show number of rows.


There is a built-in tool called Get Count (Data Management) that counts rows. Simply input the path to your feature class and the tool yields a row count.

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    This method will probably yield better performance than the other popular answer (using >| on the table) if you are dealing with tables containing millions of rows or more. – Conor Oct 17 '14 at 15:36

Putting your attribute table into a .gdb will remove the * and show you the total number of rows.

  • This doesn't work for me if the number of records exceeds 2000. Maybe there's a setting somewhere to change this? – recurvata Oct 17 '14 at 13:54
  • There is, but it won't improve performance, and you'd still need to move to the end of the table to be sure. – Vince Oct 17 '14 at 13:58
  • I've got tables, feature classes, etc in a .gdb and with millions of records they show the total amount without needing to read all the records (clicking >| arrow). – Maksim Oct 17 '14 at 14:07

Not sure what version you are using but in ArcMap 10.2.2

Select all your rows. Then on the Selection Menu Click Statistics, which will open the selection statistics window, select a field in the table, You will see the Count in the statistics window.


You can click the ->| arrow to move to the last record. Then the tagline at the bottom of the attribute table will say something like (0 out of 952 selected)

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