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How long can a definition query be?

Question asked by MatthewLeonard on Jan 3, 2020
Latest reply on Jan 3, 2020 by bixb0012

I'm just wondering if there is any limit on the length of a definition query statement - by number of characters, maybe, or otherwise?


I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.


I just wrote a definition query statement like this...


OBJECTID IN ('VALUE1', 'VALUE2', 'VALUE3', etc...)


...but with many more values in the list.  In my example I had 300 values in the list.  So, for future reference, at what point would the list be too long for ArcMap to handle?