How to Dissolve and keep the attributes

11-27-2012 04:00 PM
Occasional Contributor III
Hi all

Running a Dissolve with ModelBuilder or Python How can I dissolve several records (features) and keep the attributes.

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Occasional Contributor III
The optional statistics_fields parameter on Dissolve does that.
Of course, you only get a summarization of the dissolved attributes;
a statistic for a numeric field, or a selection (first or last) for text or numeric.

To maintain attribute variations within the dissolved features,
you have to add that field to the dissolve_field list,
with all that means for your output.
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