Select Fields

Tool icon Available in real-time and big data analytics.

The Select Fields tool Select Fields tool selects a subset of a layer's fields to retain. This tool is useful when incoming data has extraneous fields.


As a logistics manager, in analysis of point-based observational data, you used the Calculate Motion Statistics tool to calculate a variety of attributes about features in motion. You then used the Select Fields tool to retain only the calculated attributes relevant to your needs.

Usage notes

  • Geometry fields are retained and cannot be specified in the fields list.
  • Optionally, and instead of using the Select Fields tool, you can remove fields when first configuring a source or feed. For more information, see Configure input data.


ParameterDescriptionData type

Input Layer

The point, line, or polygon features to select a subset of the fields to retain.

Features or tabular data

Fields to Retain

One or more fields to be retained for the next step in the analytic model.


Considerations and limitations

All fields can be removed; however, the output must have, at minimum, either one field or geometry.