When I copy features from one layer in ArcGIS Pro to a blank layer, the polygons are transferred, but the attribute table behind those features is not transferred.
To give a specific example, I downloaded a counties file from a public data site (Ohio Department of Transportation). Small background: I work with a specific subset of counties within the state, so I want to create a basemap that allows me to filter just on those subset of counties. I also want an exploratory map that is the entire state. So, with the counties file, I want to be able to create a layer that is just my subset of counties, and another layer that merges all our counties into just the state boundary.
This first image shows all the counties along with the attribute table headers.
In that example, the attribute table did not carry over, instead it makes me a virtually blank table. I know that FID is associated with each feature, but then it just has Polygon for the entire shape column (which makes sense) and "0" for each row in the ID column.
I get no options on either table to add or edit fields. I feel as though I am clearly doing this operation incorrectly.
What are the correct steps to create a new layer from a set of selected features so that attributes are retained? Is this not possible in ArcGIS Pro the way it was in ArcMap?