I have a points layer and a polygon layer. They are overlapping.

How do I select all points within the polygon including those inside but not overlapped (see yellow color in the picture below)?

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  • From your picture it looks like you what you are asking is how to also select features within the gaps of a donut polygon.
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    Commented Sep 15, 2022 at 4:58
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I used a tool "eliminate polygon part (data management)". This tool will fill the gaps inside the donut polygon and generate a complete polygon. Then, I made "select by location" using the new polygon.

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