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An overview of the Indexes toolset

The Indexes toolset provides tools that create and remove indexes.

ArcGIS uses indexes to quickly locate data. Attribute indexes are used to locate records that match an attribute query, and spatial indexes are used to locate features that match a spatial query.

ToolDescription

Add Attribute Index

Add an attribute index to an existing table, feature class, shapefile, or attributed relationship class.

Add Spatial Index

Adds a spatial index to a shapefile, file geodatabase, or enterprise geodatabase feature class. Use this tool to either add a spatial index to a shapefile or feature class that does not already have one or to re-create an existing spatial index.

Remove Attribute Index

This tool deletes an attribute index from an existing table, feature class, shapefile, or attributed feature class.

Remove Spatial Index

Deletes the spatial index from a shapefile, file geodatabase feature class, or an enterprise geodatabase feature class.

Tools in the Indexes toolset

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