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Way to display only a small percentage of labels?

Question asked by mbmorgan1010 on Mar 15, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 29, 2017 by

Hi there. I'm wondering how to display only a certain percentage of the labels on a shapefile. In my case, I have a street file and want some of the streets to be labeled but not others, to give some sense of the area but to not overwhelm the map with street labels. I don't care which streets are labeled. (I found a way to do it by making a new field and populating it randomly with 0s and 1s, and then labeling only the 1s, but I wonder if there's a more convenient way to do this.)