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When a definition query is set in the layer properties in ArcMap 10.2-10.4 Prerelease, it is not being respected by the query builder. All results are returned when clicking on get unique values which will not happen in ArcMap 10.1 SP1.

Last Published: August 19, 2020 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000093409
SubmittedJanuary 8, 2016
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.4 Beta
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

We apologize that we were unable to address this issue within the current product support cycle.  If the issue continues to affect your work in a supported release, please contact Technical Support.


1. In ArcMap 10.2-10.4 Prerelease, under definition query tab in layer properties, click on query builder, define Continent=Asia, click OK and apply. 2. For the post-query, go to selection and select by attribute. 3. Click once on name and click on get unique values. 4. Returned values will honor the first definition query.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000093409


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