In the Modify Features pane, Sequential Numbering applies an incremented attribute value in sequential order to a specified field name for each point, polyline, or polygon feature crossing a drawn line.
You can specify a number format and pad leading zeros. You can also include a prefix and a suffix commonly used by intelligent numbering schemes, such as parcel identification numbering systems to encode searchable information for indexing purposes.
- On the Edit tab, in the Features group, click Modify.
The Modify Features pane appears.
- Expand Attributes and click Sequential Numbering .
The pointer automatically enters draw mode, and the construction toolbar appears at the bottom of the map.
- Click the Layer drop-down list and choose the layer containing the attributes you want to edit.
- Click the Field drop-down list and choose the field name you want to edit.
- In the Format text box, type the format to which you want your attributes to conform.
The format specifies how a sequential number is written to a text field. Typing one or more # denotes the incremented sequential number. Examples are shown in the table below.
Typed format Resulting text written to the field
- In the Start value text box, type the first attribute value in the sequence or click the control arrows.
- In the Increment text box, type the number by which each value in the sequence is incremented, or click the control arrows.
- Draw a line across the features.
- Click and drag the line across the features you want to edit.
- Click the map to end the line and stop sketching.
- On the construction toolbar, click Finish , or press the F2 key.