Creating a point shapefile from a percentage?

Discussion created by tossabear on Jan 11, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 13, 2014 by tossabear
I have been trying to find a tool or script that will allow me to create a new point shapefile from an existing point shape file.  I need to select the first 1% of rows from my shapefile.  I can't use a set number of rows because the total count for each shapefile changes with each file.  Is there any tool or script that exits to do this?  I have been doing it manually but I have over 1000 files to work with and it has been taking me weeks each time I try to do this process.