Use the attribute query to filter, highlight and select attributes on the map within a set of defined parameters. This functionality is particularly useful for when seeking the location of particular assets that meet certain criteria. For example, use this guide to create a visual representation for all roads that were built after 1990.
STEP 1: Click on the attribute queries options from the tool bar to the left of the map.
STEP 2: Attribute query window opens. This window shows all of the Attribute Queries that have already been created. Attribute queries are saved specifically to a user profile.
STEP 3: Click new on the top left of the window to create a new query.
STEP 4: Select the applicable feature within the drop down list and update the query name.
STEP 5: Select the attribute from the drop down and click add attribute. Select the correct operator and click add operator. Click show values to update the list of values. Type the value name into the tool bar if the value is known or scroll through the list. Select the applicable value and click add value.
STEP 6: The filter window displays the selection from step 5.
STEP 7: Expand the edit style and modify the attribute in terms of colour, fill colour and line weight. Click OK. A new attribute query will appear in the window in step 2.
STEP 8: Click the garbage can in the attribute query window to delete the query or the pencil icon to make additional edits.
STEP 9: Click the gear icon to the left of the attribute name in the attribute query window to display options.
STEP 10: There is an option to display the attribute query in a map or data window. The query can be displayed to fit within the current map view. The data window can be exported to excel.
STEP 11: Once an attribute query is selected, it is added to the user specific items on the left hand tool bar.
STEP 12: If the map is zoomed out of the range that the original property feature is visible within, then the attribute query within the user specific items will turn off. They will contain the same display scale. Zoom in to the correct scale to view the attribute.