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.



Extracts input features that overlay the clip features.


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.


Splits an input with overlaying features to create a subset of output feature classes.

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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