An overview of the Extract toolset

GIS datasets often contain more data than you need. The Extract tools let you select features and attributes in a feature class or table based on a query (SQL expression) or spatial extraction. The output features and attributes are stored in a feature class or table.




Extracts input features that overlay the clip features.


Extracts features from an input feature class or input feature layer, typically using a select or Structured Query Language (SQL) expression and stores them in an output feature class.


Splitting the Input Features creates a subset of multiple output feature classes.

The Split Field's unique values form the names of the output feature classes. These are saved in the target workspace.

Table Select

Selects table records matching a Structured Query Language (SQL) expression and writes them to an output table.

Tools in the Extract toolset

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