I work in ArcMap 10.4.

I'm looking for a tool/function which would return a list of polygons through which a polyline goes. To be more specific - I have a polygon layer of administrative units and polyline features (gaspipes etc). I made a simple sketch of what I mean (see pic below). Is there a way to return the list of "touched" polygons the polyline "goes" through?

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    Intersect, open attr table of output. Or spatial join – BERA May 25 '20 at 12:42
  • Select by location tool in the standard toolbar in ArcMap will do that, it is usually 6 buttons to the right of the pan tool (the little hand)... – Hornbydd May 25 '20 at 12:52
  • Yes, I used the Intersect tool. Is there a way to make the Intersect tool work in Web App Builder in ArcGIS Online? What I wanted to do is to let users to add their own polyline to the existing web map, run the "intersect" tool so they would get the list of "touched" polygons. – M. Tomas May 25 '20 at 13:30
  • Your question is about ArcMap not "Web App Builder in ArcGIS Online"! That is a completely different environment. If you want a solution about that you need to write another question or heavily modify this question. – Hornbydd May 25 '20 at 14:00

these are several choices. I'm using Pro, but It should be quite the same process as ArcMap.

  1. Select by location -> right click your layer, data, export to feature.

  2. or make this kind of model using a model builder, and make your input as parameters. the output should be polygons that you previously selected model builder

  3. select by location, right-click your layer, and click make a new layer from the selected feature (create new layer from selected feature)

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