I have a spatial layer with an attribute table containing 55 rows.

How do I copy all attribute data within this table and paste it into the same table to create duplicates?

I have editor turned on and I can select the attribute table and click copy but I don't know how to paste into new rows in the same table.

  • Do you want to copy all the Spatial data too?
    – klewis
    Apr 4, 2019 at 15:04
  • Yes. Selecting all attributes and using edit > paste > target layer worked. Apr 4, 2019 at 15:25

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Select the rows you wish to copy, press and hold the CTRL key and press the C key, then press the V key while still holding CTRL.

Alternatively, you can use the Edit menu at the top of ArcMap: Select the rows, click Edit -> Copy, then click Edit -> Paste.

Either action should bring up a dialog box asking you which layer you would like to paste the features into, where you select the same layer they came from.

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