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how to duplicate data driven layer so I can see all polys alongside DD polys

Question asked by chrisjcantire on Jan 7, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 7, 2016 by chrisjcantire

hi all, thanks for reading...


new to this data driven pages business; if I use the wrong terminology etc just read b/t the lines as best you can...


I have set up DD pages in arcgis 10 and had success, cycling through 34 polygon extents from a 5401 polygon layer after joining a 34 row excel file to it.  that's good.  but, now I also want to show all 5401 polys from the original file underneath the 34 that have been data driven (in a different symbology).  when I copy the DD pages layer (the 5401 down to 34 courtesy of 34-row .xlsx) and detach the excel file from the join, sure enough I can get 5401 rows in that table, but, I can't see any of them on the map?  they are selectable and zoom-to-able (flash green but then gone).  I suspect that the DD pages being enabled is limiting me (maybe, not guaranteed), but, if I disable the DD pages in its toolbar, my original set of DD pages (the 34, which I want) is lost because both the original DD pages layer AND the duplicate I made to un-join have the same name - what can one do?


not sure I've explained that perfectly but I appreciate any input...thanks!