Creating a spatial and/or attribute index in ArcPad

  1. In the Table of Contents, select the shapefile layer you would like to create an index for.
  2. Open the Layer Properties dialog box by double-clicking the layer or by tapping the Layer Properties button.
  3. Tap the Attributes tab.


  4. Check the Geometry check box under the Index column to create a spatial index for the layer.
  5. Check the appropriate field check box under the Index column to create an attribute index for that field.
  6. Tap OK.

    Your indexes are created. However, the indexes are deleted when the shapefile is activated for editing. The indexes are recreated when the shapefile is deactivated for editing.