I want to use Select Layer By Attribute in ArcGIS ModelBuilder multiple times. It works everything fine until a new feature is created (e.g. after Dissolve or Multipart to Singlepart). Then I can't apply Select Layer By Attribute anymore. The Layer Name or Table View of the Dissolved feature is not selectabled in the Select Layer By Attribute menu. My workaround at the moment is to build many little models.

Question: How can I use Select Layer By Attribute in ModelBuilder after a new feature is created?


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I assume that it goes wrong when your model becomes white?! After you've used Dissolve, won't the output be a feature class and thereby not a layer. In modelbuilder Select Layer By Attribute only works with layers. Put in a Make Feature Layer tool after the Dissolve to start a new selection.

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