How To: Turn off "This table (potentially) contains a large number of records..." warning message


The table window in ArcMap provides a 'Select All' command and a 'Switch Selection' command. When there is a large number of records in a table, 'Switch Selection' and 'Select All' could potentially take a long time to complete. A warning message allows you to cancel the operation. If you always want to perform the operation, you may want to turn off this warning message.


  1. Click Selection > Options.
  2. Uncheck the Warning Threshold check box.

    Alternatively, you can adjust the record count at which the message is displayed.