Dissolve to largest

Discussion created by mjglasbergen on Feb 26, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2013 by curtvprice
I would like to be able to do a Dissolve (which is quite easy ny itself) based on a singe attribute, but I want to dissolve the features to the largest adjacent polygon and retain all its attributes. In ArcView 3.3 there used to be a tool that could do so (Dissolve Adjacent Polygons), but I can't find anything useable for ArcGIS. Before I try to figure out how the ArcView tool works and translate it to VBA or Python, does anyone know if I'm overlooking a ArcGIS tool that does something similar?