Unique Values list is empty by default on the Query Builder and Select By Attribute dialogs

Last Published: April 25, 2020


In version 8.3 the Query Builder and Select by Attributes dialogs returned the first 300 unique values by default. Clicking on Complete List provided all values in the list.

In version 9.0, unique values are not returned until the Get Unique Values button is clicked. This returns all available values without stopping at the first 300 unique values and may potentially take a long time to execute.


This is the intended behavior.

Solution or Workaround

After clicking Get Unique Values, press the Esc key or click Cancel to stop returning values.

Article ID:000006993

  • ArcMap 9 x

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