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The feature layer created from a set of selected features of a feature class displays all the features of the original feature class.

Last Published: November 3, 2021 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000092812
SubmittedDecember 8, 2015
Last ModifiedNovember 10, 2021
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2.2
Operating SystemN/A
Operating System VersionN/A

Additional Information

The issue is non-reproducible in ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.1.


  1. Select the features required.
  2. In the Table Of Contents, right-click the feature class.
  3. Select Data > Export Data.
  4. Export the selected features as a new feature class.


Change the symbology of the selection layer by left or right-clicking on the symbol in the Table Of Contents. Changing the symbol in the Table Of Contents does not break the selection layer. However, it is not possible to change the transparency, use unique values, or quantitative symbology.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000092812


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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