I'm in the process of trying to switch fully from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro (version 2.0). One small piece of functionality in ArcMap that I used very frequently was the "Copy Selected" option to copy selected rows from an attribute table into Excel. (See this answer if you don't know what I'm referring to.)

In ArcGIS Pro, I cannot find an analogous method to copy tabular data. The only method I can see is using the "Copy Rows" geoprocessing tool, which would majorly slow down my workflows.

Am I missing something?

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I have discovered that the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl + Shift + C, provides this functionality in both ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro. As far as I can tell, there is no way to do it through the user interface, though.

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    Does it copy field names as well?
    – FelixIP
    Commented Dec 7, 2017 at 2:46
  • @FelixIP yes, it has the same behavior as "Copy Selected" in ArcMap
    – nmpeterson
    Commented Dec 7, 2017 at 17:34
  • You might have to reselect from the selected rows (so they're yellow) before ctrl-shift-c works. Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 18:01

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