Questions tagged [definition-query]

A request that examines feature or tabular attributes based on user-selected criteria and displays only those features or records that satisfy the criteria.

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ArcPy command to get the number of features in map layer

I am looking for an ArcPy command to get the number of features in map layer. There are posts on how to check the number of features in the source of the map layer with arcpy.GetCount_management(lyr....
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Zooming using getLayerExtent property of MapFrame not always zooming using ArcPy with ArcGIS Pro

To see this problem: Start ArcGIS Pro 3.0.0 (or any version you wish to test) Create a new project using the Map template, call it TestProject in C:\temp and tick the checkbox to make a new folder ...
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Filter Date field in the file geodatabase

I am reading data from a file geodatabase in my FME workspace. The data is huge and takes time to process. I have set up a query to only filter data that ends with .2022 but the workspaces are still ...
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Geoprocess removing table and associated joins and definition queries from map in ArcGIS Pro project

I need a table join and definition query to be preserved after a scripting tool is run that overwrites the table. When the end user opens ArcGIS Pro no maps are active or open. However, when the tool ...
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ArcGIS Pro Definition Query between two tables

Seems like I was able to do this easily a few months ago using ArcGIS Pro 2.9. I have a database table and a feature class. I need to be able to draw in a polygon for the feature class and use the ...
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Definition Query to exclude multiple values from multiple fields [closed]

I have tried multiple iterations, but nothing seems to work. Here are two of my latest attempts: NOT NPDES_NUM1 = 'IL0066265' OR NOT RCRA_ID_1 = 'IL1410175005' OR NOT RCRA_ID_1 = 'ILD006935571 This ...
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ArcObjects with Multiple Table Join Complex query

I'm expecting an ArcObjects code which is equivalent to SQL Query or way to do it or even if it is achievable ? For example: I have the below SQL code, it's simple join to fetch the records from the ...
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Definition Query returning No Results using ArcGIS Pro

I have a fairly large contour feature class (about 500,000 contours) and I'm trying to select out just the 0.5m contours from the set. I can see from the attribute table that there's plenty of such ...
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Selecting features without specific character in Definition Query ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.7. I am trying to represent in the map using the Definition Query of the layer, Only features from this table of content (it includes 1500 values; the image is just an example) ...
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ArcGIS Pro Page Query doesn't hide table of attribute

I am switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap and I'm facing a strange issue. Once I build spatial map series and several layers with Page Queries. The map view applies Page Query and update the layout as ...
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Set Definition Query Name in ArcPy with ArcGIS Pro

I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.9 Using ArcPy I have to initiate multiple queries every day on 60+ layers and all these queries are piling up in Definition query tab for all these layers. I am unable to ...
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Setting up ArcPy SQL Query that allow for "one" or "both" selection

I am writing a code that will query two attributes, zoom to layer and output a map. The problem I am having is in some cases the user will likely only want to query one of the two attributes. How can ...
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How to efficiently filter and select attributes based on conditional formatting?

I am wishing to filter my attribute table to display only certain values that meet certain criteria based on multiple column values. For example, I want to show all locations on my map that are Lost ...
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Selecting and displaying all of items with same value in attribute table using ArcMap

One of the columns in my attribute table is entitled NAICS_1 and I'm supposed to display only the objects with an NAICS_1 of a specific value. How do I filter the attribute table using ArcMap to only ...
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QGIS Temporal Controller - last/most recent object within a temporal frame

i am working with temporal controller for just a cluple of days - before i've been using time manager. right now i am searching for a way to display the last/latest/most recent feature within a time ...
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When I export a layer with a definition query, it does not maintain coverage. Why is that and how can I find a way to make it do that?

I am trying to use the NHD waterbody layer in my map. As is, it is a really dense dataset, so I am narrowing it down to only show lakes (Ftype = 390). When I use the definition query, everything looks ...
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How to save a GeoJSON layer with the select option for the items in a field in QGIS

I have a GeoJSON layers with many items. If you open the attribute table you can select an option in one field clicking over the field and the choosing one of the displayed options. The problem is ...
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Several QGIS layers sharing single shapefile

Is it possible for several QGIS layers to share a single attribute file, but each layer containing a different set of features from that one shapefile based on the value of an attribute?
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Create dynamic layer for each unique value

I'm new to ArcPy. I'm trying to write a script that will loop through the unique values in a field in a FC and create dynamic layers, with definition queries, for each unique value. Each of the ...
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Filter layer by using symbology as toggle in ArcMap

Is there a way to customize ArcMap 10.7.1 so that users can filter layers by simply clicking the layer's symbology in the table of contents?   For example, is there a way to add a toggle/checkbox to ...
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Creating definition query from selected features using ArcGIS Pro

I have a layer with 2000 or so points, and I selected 50 of them (with no attributes in common, they were randomly chosen). Now I want to make a definition query, so should I will only visualize these ...
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Definition queries in Python Toolbox tools

I'm trying to set a definition query within a Python Toolbox tool in ArcGIS Desktop. The code below works when I run it in the ArcGIS Python window, but does not perform the definition query or ...
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How can I select features with both multiple attributes and NULL values

I'm using ArcMap and am trying to filter a selection from my attribute table that contains both NULL and regular values but it is not working. The query should only select John values with NULL, ...
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Page definition based on name field

I'm a basic user of ArcMap and currently trying to figure out a solution for an issue i'm having with my data driven pages. The data frame layer that I'm using for the data driven page has a field ...
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Making definition query table not blue in ArcGIS Pro [closed]

I am new to ArcGIS Pro. I figured out a definition query but it's making the attribute table blue and it hurts my eyes. I would like definition query tables to be un-colored (white), but I want ...
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Linking Feature Classes between Two Different Map Frames so that Definition Queries in one Frame Apply to Another Frame

In ArcGIS Pro 2.4.1, would like to determine whether it is possible to link two identical feature classes, where feature class 1-1 is in map frame 1-1 and feature class 1-2 is in map frame 1-2. The ...
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Setting up definition query to run through ModelBuilder on ArcMap?

I am trying to make a model that will symbolize data quickly, but wanted to see if a model could perform a definition query or multiple definition queries on a large data set. If this is possible, ...
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Filter layer by pasting in WHERE clause?

I have a web map in Portal that has the Web AppBuilder Filter widget. The map has a point layer in it called Work Orders. I would like to filter the work orders by pasting in a WHERE clause. The ...
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Not able to update the "ACTION" field

Currently I am working on a GIS project where I have to update a field in a layer with some values to get my work done. Because the manual efforts are time consuming hence I added a custom addin to my ...
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Definition Queries for most recent date in ArcGIS Pro

I have a feature class containing sample results for locations that includes thousands of records. Many of these are overlapping and have the same location ID. I need to label each sample based on the ...
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Query returning multiple vehicle_ids when it should only return the top 1

Using ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1 I have a point featureclass in an Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Geodatabase (ArcGIS Server 10.5) that holds MDS (mobility ride share scooter) data. The feature ...
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Updating layer definition query using ArcPy? [closed]

I'm using ArcPy for some automation and I need to update the layer definition query multiple times while running the same script. I've only been able to find ways to update the layer definition ...
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How can I create a layer for each unique field item in a shapefile using Arcpy

#Introduction and imports import arcpy, string from arcpy import env #User Inputs: layer, field name, output workspace (optional) strTargetLayer = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) strFieldName = arcpy....
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Definition query not updating [closed]

I have an ArcMap 10.3 MXD in which which I am trying to update the definition query of an enterprise geodatabase layer using Python: import arcpy, os, re from arcpy import env inmxd = r'C:\Temp\...
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Applying Definition Query for multiple features using ArcPy?

I'm trying to apply the following code to extract features that contain these letters 'MW' within the field called 'CODE' for multiple layers. But I'm getting a SyntaxError for line 5 (defintion query)...
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Page definition query not turning layer on and off when driven by Definition Querried duplicate layer of index layer?

I am trying to have some labels turn on and off dynamically with the data driven page being displayed, but it is not working. First, I have a data driven index layer moving from map to map, called "...
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Create filter expression by selected elements?

Is it possible to automatically create a filter expression for the Query Builder by selected elements?
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Using Page Definition Query?

I'm looking to use data driven pages to automate some of my workflow, and I'm almost there for the most part. I have a layer (Chainage - 200m markers along a watercourse) that I'm trying to perform a ...
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Using ArcMap to Query and Display Data? [closed]

I have a large amount of data in Excel spreadsheets. I have been converting that data into Attribute tables to use in ArcMap. The data includes: names of locations geo-location descriptions of each ...
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Adding Not Operator in Definition Query of ArcGIS Pro?

I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.2 I want to apply a definition query saying NOT (name contains 'road%') apparently there is no option to add Not Operator in query neither there seem to be any option ...
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Attribute table in QGIS showing a subset of desired features after query builder

I'm working with some OSM data in QGIS and I want to show only those points that are schools. So I go into query builder and enter "other_tags" LIKE '%"amenity"=>"school"%'. This narrows down my ...
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Selecting multiple values from a string in ArcMap?

I have a text field containing values like "1A,2P,13,17,22,34". I want to select the values that I need by a definition query of a layer. For a single value worked using LIKE and % but I need to ...
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Definition Query - Length of Field

Is it possible to create a definition query that will return a subset of values based on a specific field length? I only want string values where length is less than or equal to 2 characters.
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Using output statistics in ArcGIS REST API query?

I am using an API to pull in some Web Mapping Service Layer data to my script. The API query has a max count limit of 1000 on returned features per request. There are 2 attributes I am trying to use ...
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Data Driven Pages Optimization for the same FC referenced twice

I have a feature class that I am referencing twice in my map, for "active" features that are "the subject" of the map page as a Feature Layer second Feature Layer that is grayed out/"inactive" on ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 10.3 - definition query to exclude integers starting with certain values

I have an integer field in a polygon shapefile that I want to definition query out everything number that beings with 18. These numbers aren't sequential and are of any length, ie I want to exclude ...
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setFilterExpression not giving results because of space?

I am trying to select data based on QgsVectorLayer() getting it's features from layer.getFeatures().next() method. When I pass expression in that using QgsFeatureRequest().setFilterExpression(...
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Using ArcGIS definition query for dates?

My attribute table contains a Start date in m/dd/yyyy format. I would like to build a query that only shows data from current month forward. Does anyone know how to build a query or expression for ...
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Creating script tool for definition query using user input

I have a map document with about 10 layers that I would like to create a query definition script tool to use that takes a user input as a parameter and then executes the tool. The script looks like ...
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Definition query to display only part of layer that overlaps with specific polygon using ArcGIS Desktop

I have a very large roads data set and I would like to write a definition query that displays only the roads that are inside of a polygon. This would make my export to pdf a much smaller file size. I ...
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