Collector symbology

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10-13-2014 12:15 PM
RandyBurton
MVP Regular Contributor

Can the symbology in a collector map use two fields or more to determine shape and color of a point?  For example, one field would contain a type category (A, B or C) and another field would contain a status ( Yes, No, Unknown).  For a small group of types and status, I typically combine them into a single field for Collector and use that field for the symbol.  In ArcMap I would set the symbol color and shape using multiple attribute fields.

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RandyBurton
MVP Regular Contributor

Joe, thank you for the topic link.  It contains helpful information.

Symbology using multiple attributes (or quantify by category) is not supported in map services such as AGOL and Collector as it can affect drawing performance.

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JoeFlannery
Regular Contributor II

Randy:

Have you seen this ArcGIS Online help topic?

Change symbols—Help | ArcGIS

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RandyBurton
MVP Regular Contributor

Joe, thank you for the topic link.  It contains helpful information.

Symbology using multiple attributes (or quantify by category) is not supported in map services such as AGOL and Collector as it can affect drawing performance.

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JoeFlannery
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Randy:

Are you sure symbology by attribute is not supported in Collector?  I am using Collector with Feature Services that are symbolized by attribute (see below).

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RandyBurton
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Joe,

Symbology by a single attribute is supported.  I wanted to use multiple attributes, which is not supported.  Basically, I wanted to use one field to set the shape of the symbol and a second field to set the color of the symbol. As a simple example, Field1 would contain either "circle", "square" or "triangle" and Field2 would contain either "yellow", "red" or "green".

However, since my set of symbols and colors is small (9 in my example), I can put them all in one field.  Values 1-3 would use a circle, 4-6 a square and 7-9 a triangle.  Then 1 would be a yellow circle, 2 a red circle and 3 a green circle., etc.

For a lot of colors and shapes, using two fields would better organize the choices for the user.

Thanks.

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JoeFlannery
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GISSupport3
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We would also like to see more symbology options supported by ArcServer.

PeteCrosier
Occasional Contributor III

More complex symbology would be great (on multiple fields, end-of-line symbols, etc) - let us see how it affects drawing performance and make decisions based on it!