Using Select Tool in the ArcToolBox- ArcMap 10.2

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In this post, we will demonstrate how to use the Select tool in the ArcToolBox.

Lets demonstrate-

Task

We have the shape file – Nigeria showing administrative boundaries of the States. On the attribute table , the States are grouped into different regions.

We intend to use the Select Tool to excise out the States making up the North Central region.

Procedure

Taking a look at the attribute table of the Shape file. The Region field is boxed in red. The Select is based on that field.

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Open the ArcToolBox  on the menu bar of ArcMap 10.2.

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In ArcToolBox. Analysis Tools> Extract >Select

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The Select window pop ups. Fix the Output feature class.

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For the Expression (follow arrow), we will indicate to select states whose Region column indicates North-Central.

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The result is an entirely completely new feature layer- North-Central.

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