Filtering attribute fields
The appearance of attribute fields on the Create Attributes and Update Attributes windows can be controlled by the field configuration table to indicate what attributes can be edited and which cannot. Additional formatting can be applied to indicate which fields are required for a feature class. In the illustration below, some fields are bold to indicate that they are required, while those that cannot be edited are unavailable.
In addition to controlling the appearance of the attributes, the field filters can also be used to indicate what controls are used to configure them, associate text files with them, or provide information about them on the ArcMap status bar.
The field configuration table also allows you to specify which attributes are used as the basis of a merge with the Production Dissolve tool. If the attribute is not going to be used as a dissolve field, you can also indicate how it will be calculated when features are merged. This table is saved in the product library.
- Start ArcMap.
- If necessary, load data in the map.
Click the Production Start Editing button on the Production Editing toolbar.
The Manage Features and Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes windows automatically appear when you start an edit session using the Production Start Editing tool.Tip:
If the Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes window does not appear when you start an edit session, click the Show/Hide Attributes button on the Manage Features window.
Right-click in the Create Attributes or Update Attributes window at the bottom of the tab and click Enable Field Configuration.
Attribute fields are displayed on the Create Attributes or Update Attributes window based on settings in the field configuration table.