how do I change the labels in a legend in arcgis online?

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06-02-2017 07:18 AM
janispaulsen
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Is it possible to change the default labels for a legend in ArcGIS online?  I want to change a number label to a text label. 

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CarmelConnolly
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Hi Janis, 

What happens if you hover your mouse over the numbers? Do they become underlined? If so, if you click on it, it should change to a text box. 

This what I see:

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If this doesn't work, is your service public so I can take a look at it?


Carmel

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CarmelConnolly
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Hi Janis, 

This is possible - it depends on what drawing style you are using, but while you're in 'Change Style', either click on the label itself to change the text:

or click on 'Legend' and then click on the label text:

If you are using a layer that doesn't allow you to change the symbology, you may not be able to update the labels in the legend.

Carmel

janispaulsen
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image of legend optionsCarmel,

Thanks for your reply.

I am using a date field to symbolize on and I want to change the numbers next to the arrows, but it isn’t letting me add text.  And the legend icon does not seem to display for this option. Thoughts?

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CarmelConnolly
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Hi Janis, 

What happens if you hover your mouse over the numbers? Do they become underlined? If so, if you click on it, it should change to a text box. 

This what I see:

-->

If this doesn't work, is your service public so I can take a look at it?


Carmel

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TriciaHines
New Contributor II

I am having this problem, too. I really wish you could edit the labels with text. It's currently limited to numbers.

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CarmelConnolly
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Hi Tricia, 

Can you provide some screenshots of what you're working with to see if we could resolve your issue?

Carmel

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TriciaHines
New Contributor II

legend label is limited to numbers

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CarmelConnolly
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Ah I see!

You might be able to come up with a work around by using Arcade (Useful blog:Use Arcade Expressions to Map Your Ideas ). The Arcade expression for the symbology for your layer would be something like:

if($feature.Chloro1 >= .08){
return "Yes"
}
else{
return "No"
}

Also in the layer symbology config, set the Transparancy to be Per feature based upon the same field:

The layer legend would look like this:

More help:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=3271f9b87c394c07b4a871257a5dc46b

I know this is different to yours as it removes the High to Low aspect, but you could copy the layer, apply the High to Low symbology, apply a transparancy and the map would have a hint of High to Low (might take some playing with!)

Carmel

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TriciaHines
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Alright, I'm about to attempt this. Thanks.