Get a Search Error error message when using Find on a joined layer from the table window

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

This problem is addressed in ArcGIS 8.1 Service Pack 1. See the Related Information section to download this pack.

When I perform a join and then use the Find tool, I get the following error:

Search Error


This problem only happens when joining data from different data sources, for example, joining a dBASE file to a Personal Geodatabase layer. In this case, the different data sources are not taken into account when the find is performed.

Solution or Workaround

Close and reopen the table window. The find tool will now work properly.

Article ID:000004008

  • ArcMap 8 x

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