Select Data (Data Management)


The Select Data tool selects data in a parent data element such as a folder, geodatabase, feature dataset, or coverage.

The tool allows access to the data stored inside a parent container, such as feature classes or tables inside a geodatabase.

Learn how Select Data works in ModelBuilder



SelectData_management (in_dataelement, {out_dataelement})
ParameterExplanationData Type

The input data element can be a folder, geodatabase, feature dataset, or coverage.

Data Element; Composite Layer

The child data element is contained by the input data element. Once the input data element is specified, the child data element control contains a drop-down list of the data elements contained in the input data element. For example, if the input is a feature dataset, all the feature classes within the feature dataset are included in the drop-down list. A single element is selected from this list.



This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments

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