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With a large number of grids or points (2,000,000+), the Select by Rectangle tool rounds out the corners of the selected features.

Last Published: January 30, 2015 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000081238
SubmittedJanuary 28, 2015
Last ModifiedMarch 30, 2022
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

This issue will not be addressed within the current product support cycle. Contact Technical Support if the issue continues to affect work in a supported release.


  1. Create a blank polygon feature class to draw a rectangle that encompasses the points users wish to select.
  2. After the rectangle is created, complete a Select by Location whereby users must select features from the points that have their centroid in the rectangle.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000081238


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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