Select Layer by Attribute with Extent environment paramater

Discussion created by eh_Bath on Jun 28, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2013 by cblinnmrc
I�??d like to restrict the Select Layer By Attribute Geoprocessing Tool to the currently displayed features. It seems that the Extent environment parameter is exactly made for that:

�??If an Extent environment is specified, or if a definition query is present on the Input Layer or Table View, only the features or rows within the extent or matching the definition query may be selected.�?�

Unfortunately, it doesn�??t work at all. Does anybody know why?

I am using ArcEditor 10.

Many thanks