Map Series: Definition Query on Index Layer

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01-08-2019 09:58 AM
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What would be great is if you could apply a definition query to the Index Layer of a layout.  This way you would only need to create one 'Map' in your project and then you could create multiple different 'Layouts' by just changing the definition query.

Currently the only way to do this is to create a new Map for each Layout you need, and then create the definition query on your Index Layer in the map.

Thanks,

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Seems like there may be overlap with  

Hi Kory,

I saw that post before posting this.  The Page Definition query is only for that specific map series page.  What I am proposing is a Map Series level definition query that would affect all pages in the map series.

HI Brian, 

An index layer is just another layer in the map.  And like any other layer you can apply a definition query. The Map Series should honor the definition query set on the index layer.  You'll need to refresh the map series after updating the definition query on the index layer.

I believe the functionality that you are looking for is already there, unless there is something in your workflow that I'm missing.

Tom