gis-l: RE: select by attributes

Bill VanSickle BVanSickle at
Fri Oct 12 08:24:46 EDT 2012

Maybe Hamilton County is not being selected because Hamilton County has no shoreline. (unless you include the shorelines of the Withlacoochee and Suwannee, of course)

Perhaps the "counties with shorelines" layer only includes those with ocean shorelines.

   - Bill

William E. VanSickle
GIS Analyst III 
Aquatic Systems
Bureau of Environmental Sciences, Water Resources Division
St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street / P.O. Box 1429
Palatka, FL 32178-1429
LinkedIn Profile:
Phone: 386-329-4580
Mobile: 386-336-2736

-----Original Message-----
From: gis-l-bounces at [mailto:gis-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Wilson, Matthew S.
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 4:46 PM
To: Ali, Eesa; gis-l at
Subject: gis-l: RE: select by attributes

I was just able to perform the operation you speak of with no problem using the "Select by Attributes" function and entering the following:


If you did not already, try using the "Get Unique Values" button to be sure the attribute you are using is entered correctly.


-----Original Message-----
From: gis-l-bounces at [mailto:gis-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ali, Eesa
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 4:41 PM
To: gis-l at
Subject: gis-l: select by attributes

Good afternoon,
I've been trying to use the "select by attributes" function today with no success.
At first I thought that perhaps the table I was working with was too large so I tried something smaller: selecting Hamilton county from the Florida counties w/ shorelines (areas) layer- no dice.
Any ideas?


Eesa Gafoor-Ali
Environmental Specialist II
Surface Water Assessment & Monitoring Program Florida Department of Environmental Protection
7777 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904-256-1628 office
904-813-1298 mobile
904-256-1589 fax

Please take a few minutes to share your comments on the service you received from the department by clicking on this link. Copy the url below to a web browser to complete the DEP survey:

GIS-L mailing list
GIS-L at
GIS-L mailing list
GIS-L at

More information about the GIS-L mailing list