An overview of the Subtypes toolset

One of the great advantages of using the geodatabase to store geographic data is the ability to create subtypes for your features and attributes. Subtypes provide a method of dividing your feature classes or tables into logical groupings based on an attribute value. By allowing you to work with a subset of features in a feature class, subtypes make it possible to assign consistent attributes and behavior to those subsets.


Add Subtype

Adds a new subtype to the subtypes in the input table.

Remove Subtype

Removes a subtype from the input table using its code.

Set Default Subtype

Sets the default value or code for the input table's subtype.

Set Subtype Field

Defines the field in the input table or feature class that stores the subtype codes.

Tools in the Subtypes toolset

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