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Why are newly created join by location layers (Spatial Join) added with visibility turned on?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Join by location ignores the new layer visibility setting in the Tools > Options > Application dialog box. When you perform a spatial join, the new layer appears in ArcMap with visibility turned on regardless of the setting.

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  • ArcMap 9 x
  • ArcMap 8 x

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