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Using ArcGIS Desktop

To select several features and display them in the box simultaneously, press the Shift key while selecting, or drag a box
using the Edit tool. When you click a feature in the list, it ashes red on the map.

To select several features


and add them to the dialog
box, press the Shift key while
selecting. Click a feature in the
list (left panel) to view and edit
its attributes.

To assign a value to all the selected features, click the layer name at the top of the list. You can then click the Value eld

next to the attribute and enter the valueall the features in the list will be assigned this value.

To assign the same attribute


value to all the selected
features, click the layer name.
The values column is blank,
but when you click next to an
attribute, you can enter the
value.

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3 Data Compilation and Editing


Use the Fields tab on the Layer Properties dialog box to set the Primary Display Fieldfeatures are listed by the values
in that eld (youll usually use a name or unique identier). Right-click a feature in the list to ash it on the map or

zoom to it.

Use the Fields tab on the Layer Properties dialog box to specify which attribute
to use to identify features in the Attributes dialog box. Select the attribute values
that will appear in the list using the Primary Display Field drop-down list.

When you select a feature in the list,


it ashes on the map. You can also

right-click to highlight a feature, or


zoom to it.

If youre adding attribute values for newly created features, the values for each eld are set to <Null>, except for
elds for which default values have been dened or elds calculated and maintained by ArcGIS (shown in gray in the
dialog box). Type over the <Null> to enter a valid value. Use the drop-down menus to assign values to elds for which
domains or subtypes have been dened.

Select and type over a <Null> value setting to


change the value.

Domain values and subtypes are available from


drop-down menus when you click in the Value
column for that attribute.

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