Disabling the feature layer definition query

A feature layer definition query allows you to set up a dynamic query on any of the layers in the table of contents. The definition query is used to match an attribute value with an attribute value in the AOI feature class used for the map sheet name. If the two values match, the definition query limits what is shown in the data frame to only those with that attribute.

You can choose to disable the definition query if there was one set previously.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > MPS Atlas.
  3. Click the Show Data Frame Manager Properties button Show Data Frame Manager Properties on the MPS Atlas toolbar.

    The Data Frame Managers dialog box appears.

    Data Frame Manager dialog box
  4. Click to choose a data frame manager .
  5. Click Properties.

    The Data Frame Manager Properties dialog box appears.

  6. Click the Dynamic Definition Query tab.
  7. Click the No Definition Query option.
  8. Click OK.
  9. NoteNote:

    If a definition query has been previously set, you must access the data layer properties and remove it, or selecting the No Definition Query option will not change the query from its current setting.