Spatial Definition Query

Discussion created by ramong on Apr 29, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 3, 2020 by MatthewLeonard
In ArcMap 10 is there a way to create a definition query based on location? I have a polygon layer and a point layer. the spatial extent of the points is beyond the polygons. I want to create a map that only displays points that are inside the polygons and exclude points outside of the polygons. I can't manipulate the point attribute table and I don't want to create a layer based on selection. Any ideas?