I am using ArcMap 10.2.2 on a Windows 7 PC.
I have shapefile range data for multiple species (multiple species in one layer), and this range data is accompanied by information relevant to the species.
Some of the species I am working with have discontiguous geographic ranges. If species X has three disconnected places it lives, I have three different rows in my attribute table, with lots of redundant data (i.e. there are three rows with identical information EXCEPT the information that relates to the polygon size). Because of this, I have about 3,300 rows for ~250 species.
I would like ArcMap to combine rows based on the species, but I can't seem to figure out how to do this properly.
I've tried dissolving based on the species name field (with multipart features), but when I do this, I just get a new layer with nothing in it.
I've tried all the things suggested in How to combine rows in attribute table using ArcGIS for Desktop? but none seem to be working.
ETA: Posted these in a comment, but here are some relevant screenshots:
My intended output would be for all of the highlighted rows in the first screenshot to become a single row. And I would like that done for all ~250 species.
What I'm getting when I use dissolve: