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How To: Insert multiple dynamically linked tables into the layout view from the same attribute table.

Summary

The instructions provided describe how to add multiple tables to the layout view, based on a single attribute table, each one with a different starting value.

Procedure

Add an attribute table to the layout view and then add additional tables based on the same attribute table with different starting values for each new inserted table.

  1. Go to the Layout View in ArcMap.
  2. Right-click the layer that contains the needed attribute table for the layout view and select Open Attribute Table.
  3. Sort the table by right-clicking the desired column and selecting Sort Ascending.

    Note:
    It is best to base this sort on sequential, uniform numbers. This is provided in a feature class and a table by the Object ID (OID) or in a shapefile by the Feature ID (FID) field. If the OID or FID is inadequate, a new sequential ID can be used.


    Note:
    To create a new field with ascending sequential values in ArcGIS 10 refer to the technical article HowTo: Create sequential numbers in a field using Python in the Field Calculator

    To create a new field with ascending sequential values in ArcGIS 9.3.1 refer to ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 Help: Making Field Calculations: Common VBA code examples for the Field Calculator

  4. Click the Table Options button at the top of the attribute table and select Add Table to Layout.
  5. Resize the newly added layout view table to show the desired number of records for this particular table view. Make a note of the last record shown.
  6. Go back to the attribute table and scroll down until the value after the last value shown in the layout view table is at the top of the attribute table.

    Note:
    For example, if the last record shown in the layout view table is 35, then scroll down in the attribute table so that record 36 is shown at the very top of the table.

  7. Click the Table Options button and select Add Table to Layout.
  8. Repeat Steps 5-7 until all values are shown in the layout view.

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