Exporting selected features with the Extract Data wizard

  1. In ArcMap, click Customize > Toolbars > Distributed Geodatabase.
  2. The Distributed Geodatabase toolbar appears in your map document.

  3. Specify the features you want to export by setting the current view extent to include them, drawing a graphic around them, selecting the features, or applying a definition query.
  4. Alternatively, you can specify the bounding coordinate values later in the wizard.

    If you use more than one of these methods, the features in common will export.

  5. Click Extract Data.
  6. If in step 2 you specified features from more than one geodatabase, click the geodatabase containing the data you want to export and click Next.
  7. Click Data.
  8. Specify the destination geodatabase or type the path and name of a new geodatabase you want to create.
  9. Check the Show advanced options check box and clickNext. To accept the defaults, leave the check box empty, click Next, and proceed to step 13.
  10. Specify the method you chose in step 2.
  11. The list of data to be exported expands to include all the data in any feature dataset and any related data. For example, if you selected features from just one feature class in a feature dataset, all feature classes in the feature dataset are listed.
  12. Uncheck a box if there is a feature class or table you don't want to export. You can also override selections, queries, and spatial extents.

  13. Click Next.
  14. For datasets including relationship classes, you can choose to exclude the relationship class from the extraction by unchecking its box. You can also set the direction of each relationship class to forward or backward. This is to define how related objects are added to the destination. By default, the direction is set to forward.
    • Click Include All to include all the relationship classes.
    • Click Exclude All to exclude all the relationship classes.
    • Click Reset All to reset all the relationship classes to their original settings.
  15. Click Next.
  16. Choose a post-data extraction option.
  17. Click Finish.