I want to create a tool layer in ArcGIS10 that will select only features within the current layout view so that I can add the attribute table to the layout and only show attributes for the selected features.

Has anyone got any ideas on how to do this? I want the selection to be done automatically each time the mxd is opened, and not have to do it manually.

  • 2
    Some terms in your question need to be explained/clarified: "tool layer" = script tool?, "dataframe" = extent?, "layout window" = layout view?, "workspace" = map document? Without clarity, potential answerers have to guess these things.
    – blah238
    Commented May 24, 2012 at 8:18
  • Fair point - I've come to Arc from Mapinfo and still use some of the Mapinfo terms. I've edited accordingly. A tool layer is not a script tool though, it is a tool that has been placed on the table of contents and is run each time the mxd is opened.
    – Ian
    Commented May 24, 2012 at 23:35
  • I see, never played with those myself. help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//…
    – blah238
    Commented May 25, 2012 at 1:33


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.