Do Not Load Values when Changing Unique Value Symbology Field

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06-12-2019 11:02 AM
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DanaThompson1
New Contributor III

When  you change a layer's symbology from single symbol to unique values: this window pane appears:

This is good because from this pane, I can hit the green plus sign to add only the values I specifically want to symbolize.

But if the ID field is not the field I want to symbolize, and I change it, it automatically loads every feature in my shapefile/feature class. Then I have to manually delete almost all the features from the symbology list if I only wanted to categorize two or three features.

Please do not load the features when changing the field. It should really only be implemented when clicking the add all values button. Thank you =)

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ChelseaRozek

I agree. In my case, I'm trying to fix a broken data source. The new feature class has the values under a new field name. When I change the field used in Unique Values, my custom symbology disappears. Please don't change the symbology in the pane until I manually do it.