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I have a shapefile that has 315,000 records in the attribute table. When I open the attribute table, it only loads 2000 and the number of records at the bottom is displayed as "0 of *2000." When I scroll to the bottom of the table, it suddenly adds more records. Every time I scroll to the bottom it adds another 2100 records to the table until I get to the total number of records.

This takes forever! Why do I have to physically scroll the table down for it to load all the records in the table? Is there an automatic way to do this? Much thanks.


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Generally speaking it's a good idea to mention which software you are using when you're posting questions. I assume it's Arc?

I can't tell you whether or not this can be sped up, but I do know why it's doing this: handling data in that way (in Windows) is a memory-hogging process. By showing you the first 2000 results, Arc is giving you a basic idea of your data. Why do you need to see all 315000 records at the same time?
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In Arc, open the attribute table and press this button (attached). It's near the bottom left of the table window.

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