Select many FIDs

Discussion created by blueade7 on Jun 18, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 18, 2013 by curtvprice

I have a shapefile layer. Each shape has an assigned FID. There are thousands of these. I have a list of hundreds of FIDs pertaining to shapes I would like to delete. So, I need a tool which will do something like this:

Delete all shapefiles within a dataset which have FID numbers the same as a prescribed list of numbers (this list has been computed in another piece of software (matlab)).

As you can probably tell, I am not a frequent ArcMap user. I'm sure this is a very basic job. Any idiot-proof help would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Andy