Advance FIND Option

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09-14-2015 09:18 AM
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RobertBorchert
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Often it is easier to find features using the FIND tool. i.e. the Binoculars Icon
More specific searches can be made in individual feature classes with the Select by Attributes Tool.
You can also open feature class table and from there use the Find and Replace Tool.

What I would like to see is a more advanced FIND tool. 

The user Right Clicks on a feature class and one of the options would be FIND but it would be specific to that feature class.

Say for example I have all the municipals in my state open and I want to quickly navigate to a particular one.  I right click on the municipals layer and select FIND.  Type in the name of the muni and all the matching names pop up.

Now this could be done with the Basic FIND tool but if you have a lot of layers open it can take some time and it can be filtered by change the layers to the particular feature but what I am  proposing would streamline that.

This would also be handy from ArcCatalog to quickly find an attribute amongst a lot of data to see if it exists.