Viewing tables in ArcMap

Viewing the attributes of a table is a common task when working with your data in ArcMap. When viewing tables in ArcMap, all the layer and field properties that you have defined will be honored in the Table window. Tables will also respect any definition queries or joins that you have defined.

  1. To view the attribute table for a feature layer, right-click the layer in the ArcMap table of contents and click Open Attribute Table.
  2. To view a nonspatial table, change the view of the table of contents: click the List By Source button List By Source, right-click the table, then click Open.

You can use CTRL+T to open or minimize the attribute table of the selected layer or table in the table of contents. Pressing CTRL and double-clicking a layer or table in the table of contents also opens the table. To see a complete list of shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts for working with tables.

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