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Can adjacent polygons be merged by deleting a shared topology edge?

Last Published: October 20, 2023


This article pertains to retired ArcGIS versions 8.x and 9.x only. Later versions of ArcGIS may contain different functionality, as well as different names and locations for menus, commands and geoprocessing tools.

No. Adjacent polygons cannot be merged by deleting the shared topology edge between them.

Navigate to Editor > Merge in the Editor Toolbar to merge adjacent polygons.

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  • ArcMap 8 x
  • ArcMap 9 x

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