Support Selection using Field Calculator

Idea created by kirkktx on Aug 22, 2011
    • 1_greg_baker
    • kirkktx
    • duri
    • tiki801
    I would like to be able to use the field calculator to perform selection in ArcMap.

    When I right click on the small box to the left of the left-most column's header in the tableview, I would like to see a choice for the field calculator.  When I select the field calculator I would like for the target field to be $RECSEL.  I would like to be able to use the pre-logic area to assign a value to $RECSEL using whatever language I've chosen.  After performing the calculation, I would expect to see the selectionset for the layer updated to contain only those records with true $RECSEL values.

    With this enhancement I could perform selections using the language I am most comfortable with.

    I can't remember, but I think workstation ARC/INFO supported something similar.