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An overview of the Extract toolset

GIS datasets often contain more data than you need. The Extract tools let you select features and attributes in a feature class or table based on a query (SQL expression) or spatial and attribute extraction. The output features and attributes are stored in a feature class or table.

ToolDescription

Clip

Extracts input features that overlay the clip features.

Select

Extracts features from an input feature class or input feature layer, typically using a select or Structured Query Language (SQL) expression and stores them in an output feature class.

Split

Splitting the Input Features creates a subset of multiple output feature classes.

The Split Field's unique values form the names of the output feature classes. These are saved in the target workspace.

Split By Attributes

Splits an input dataset by unique attributes.

Table Select

Selects table records matching a Structured Query Language (SQL) expression and writes them to an output table.

Tools in the Extract toolset

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