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, 2020ArcGIS for Desktop
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January 8, 2016
August 20, 2020
ArcGIS for Desktop
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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.