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Shortcut keys for working with tables

The following list of keyboard shortcuts can help you save time and be more productive when working with tables and the table window. In most cases the table window must have focus (be the active window) to use the shortcuts.

Open and close tables and table menus

Keyboard shortcutFunction

Ctrl+T

Open the attribute table for the selected layer or stand-alone table from the Contents pane.

Keyboard shortcuts can be used to open and close tables and table menus.

Select in the table

Keyboard shortcutFunction
Ctrl+A

Select all records.

Ctrl+Spacebar

Select or deselect row.

Ctrl+Enter

Move to the next record and select it exclusively. If more than one row is selected, the move will occur from the row with the active cell. This is particularly useful when working sequentially down through a table, reviewing or editing each record, and looking at the feature it represents on the map.

Ctrl+U

Switch the selection.

Shift+Down arrow (or Shift+Up arrow)

Continuously select records (records are deselected if you switch arrow keys while still holding Shift).

Click upper left cell of table

Clear the selection.

Hold Shift and click upper left cell of table

Select all records.

Hold Ctrl and click upper left cell of table

Switch the selection.

Shift+Enter

Go to the previous row in the same column and select it.

Keyboard shortcuts can be used for making selections with tables and the table window.

Interact with the map or scene from the table

These keyboard shortcuts apply to the current feature selected in the table and the view. This way, you can interact with the map or scene directly from the table.

The current feature is the row with a bolded line in the first cell on the left, which contains the cell that is outlined and shaded. To change the current feature, move the cursor to a different row by clicking or using the keyboard. Keep in mind that the current feature may be different from the selected feature, where the whole row is colored cyan (the default color).

Keyboard shortcutFunction
Ctrl+Shift+=

Zoom the view to selected features.

Ctrl+8

Flash current feature in the view.

Double-click the gray cell to the left of a record

Zoom to feature represented by a record and select it.

Hold Ctrl and double-click the gray cell to the left of a record

Pan to feature represented by a record and select it.

Keyboard shortcuts can be used to interact with the map from tables and the table window.

Navigate within the table

Keyboard shortcutFunction
Tab

Go to the next column. If at the end of a row, go to the first cell in the next row.

Shift+Tab

Go to the previous column. If at the start of a row, go to the last cell in the previous row.

Enter

Go to the next row in the same column.

Home

Go to the first cell in a row.

Ctrl+Home

Go to the first row, first cell.

End

Go to the last cell in a row.

Ctrl+End

Go to the last row, last cell.

Arrow keys

Go the direction of the arrow key.

Ctrl+Left Arrow

Go to the first cell in a row (same as Home).

Ctrl+Right Arrow

Go to the last cell in a row (same as End).

Ctrl+Up Arrow

Go to the first row in the same column.

Ctrl+Down Arrow

Go to the last row in the same column.

Ctrl+Mouse wheel

Increase or decrease the scale of the table.

Ctrl+0

Reset the scale of the table back to 100 percent if you used the mouse wheel to increase or decrease it.

Shift+Mouse wheel

Scroll the table window horizontally.

Keyboard shortcuts can be used to navigate within tables and the table window.

Work with fields

Keyboard shortcutFunction

Double-click a field name

Sort field.

The column will sort in an ascending or descending order. A small arrow appears at the end of the field name to note that sorting is applied and in which direction.

Ctrl+Shift+U

Remove field sorting.

Ctrl+Shift+S

Open the Custom Sort dialog box.

Ctrl+Double-click

Hide the field.

This action works on a single field only. To hide many fields at once, hold the Shift key and click to select multiple fields. Then, right-click a field name and click Hide.

Keyboard shortcuts can be used to work with fields within tables and the table window.

Edit the table

Keyboard shortcutFunction
Ctrl+C

Copy the value in a cell onto the clipboard.

Ctrl+Shift+C

Copy the selected records onto the clipboard.

F2

Edit the contents of a cell.

Esc

Cancel what has been edited in the cell and restore the original value.

Enter

Commit the row edit if you are editing the contents of a cell.

Shift+Enter

Insert a new line or multiple lines while editing.

Keyboard shortcuts can be used for editing within tables and the table window. A pencil icon appears in the first cell on the left of row you are editing The cell is also outlined in bold, dark green.