FAQ: Can ArcMap selection operations be interrupted or stopped once they've started?
Can ArcMap selection operations be interrupted or stopped once they've started?
No. ArcMap selections cannot be canceled once the process begins. This can be an issue when a selection is made against large datasets. Once the selection is started, it cannot be stopped. Large selections may take a long time to complete, and ArcMap will be unresponsive until the selection is complete.
Last Published: 5/5/2016
Article ID: 000002933
Software: ArcGIS-ArcEditor 8.1 ArcGIS-ArcInfo 8.1 ArcGIS-ArcView 8.1