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I would like to create an ArcGIS start up prompt or custom button that asks for a user's initials and then populates multiple feature class & layer definition queries.

More specifically, I would like to standardize my departments layer organization for new employees and would like to customize the definition queries & symbology of several layers in each employee's MXD.

closed as off-topic by PolyGeo Oct 26 '16 at 5:26

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  • What version of ArcGIS for Desktop are you using? If 10.1 or later are you happy to consider writing a Python-addin? – PolyGeo Oct 30 '13 at 10:30
  • I'm currently using ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for Desktop (Build (3143) - another method I'd consider would be to create a button that users would click and get a prompt for their initials, then that gets populated to the various layers' Def Query... Whichever is most efficient and makes most sense. – spark Nov 5 '13 at 16:58