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An overview of subtypes

An overview of subtypes

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Subtypes are a subset of features in a feature class, or objects in a table, that share the same attributes. They are used as a method to categorize your data.

Subtypes allow you to do the following:

Subtypes can be created in two ways:

  1. Using the context menu in ArcCatalog
  2. Through geoprocessing using the Subtypes toolset
  3. Learn more about the Subtypes toolset.