Replacing a definition query for multiple feature layers

You can replace a definition query for multiple layers. This allows ArcMap to limit features displayed for a specific chart.


When you choose to replace the definition query, you are replacing it for the feature layer, so the new definition query is displayed on the Layer Properties dialog box on the Definition Queries tab in ArcMap.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. Define a definition query set.

    The definition query displays in the Single query (selected item) text box.

  3. Copy and paste the definition query to the Multiple definition queries (checked items) text box.
  4. In the Feature Layers list, check the check boxes next to the feature layers for which you want to update the definition query.
  5. Click Replace.

    A message appears that indicates which feature layers have had their definition queries replaced.

  6. Click OK.
  7. Click the Close button Close to close the Feature Display Settings dialog box.

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