Finding duplicate records and making changes to mutiple attributes

Discussion created by jpolo on Feb 4, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2014 by jskinner-esristaff
I'm a newb to geodatabases (and databases) and I have two questions.

I have a tree inventory that I need to update records for. I am updating the records manually. Based on an important attribute, the TREE_ID, I have noticed some duplicate records. TREE_ID is supposed to be the unique identifier for each tree. For example, finding two records that both list 4333 as the TREE_ID. Is there a way I can search for duplicate records?

Each record has several attributes. Three of the attributes use the same data, the identification number assigned to the tree. For example, the record for tree # 3233 has "3233" under a TREE_ID, SPECIES_ID, and SPECIES_ID_1 attribute. If tree 3233 gets changed to 11001, is there a way to update the attributes at the same time? Or do I need to go to each attribute in the record to change the number?