How to select specified values for attribute tables?

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04-18-2019 06:09 AM
CarstAway
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Hello,

first, sry for my english!

I have to copy one attribute column of an attribute table (>200k values) in the same attribute table.  This attribute column has around 40 different values, but for the copy I just need around 5 defined values. All other values have to been deleted. What is the fastest way to do this for big data like this?

Second problem: I have to rename (shorten) this 5 values in the new column ot the attribte table, what is the best way to do this?

Best wishes,

Carstaway

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ColeAndrews
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Do you know what a definition query is? Add a definition query to the layer so that only the 5 values are present in the table. Then copy the fields.

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CarstAway
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Hello,

thank you very much!

This is an good idea for the selection. But this leads to another problem:

I have to rename the values in the new column of the attribute table, like "tree" to "plant", is there any function for this? Or do I have to rename each value by hand?

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