Spacial Joins and Selections

Issue: Doing a Spacial Join or Selection returns all items.

If you join a layer to a table you may be unable to use that layer in a spacial join to another layer. When using a layer with joins in ArcMap 9.3 you might encounter the issue where all the items in a layer are selected instead of the selection based on your criteria.

The solution is to export the layer with the join to a separate layer file, then use that layer to do the spacial join/selection.

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  1. giswwmiller

     /  April 27, 2010

    If your join happens to be to a access table you will need to first convert to an excel, or other file. For some reason when you export a layer joined to an access table the data goes away not sure why this happens. But the easy work around is use excel for your joins.


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