I'm dealing with a very large amount of polygons. Once I join the land use access table to the parcel shapefile, it takes forever for Arc to draw the polygons. I'm trying to select all residential polygons in Harris County, TX from the land parcels.shp joined to the residential table.
Once the polygons I want are selected, I try to export these polygons to a new shapefile. I will not have to deal with any other from the land parcels. The problem is that Arc will create the residential shapefile I badly need for my project , but all it does is create the fields with no attributes in them.
I'm trying to create the Shapefile by right clicking the parcels.shp and trying to export the selected features into a new shapefile.
Any suggestions on why this is happening, and how to get a shapefile of the residential areas with the attribute polygons?