Multi-attribute symbology in Pro

05-15-2018 10:20 AM
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Make multi-attribute symbology available in Pro. 

Example of desired result: points represented as different sizes per numeric field and different colors per category text field. There is currently no obvious way to achieve this result from the Symbology menu. It can be somewhat achieved via Unique Values and Vary Symbology By Attribute (Size); however, there seem to be a few limitations when compared to the ArcMap method. Namely, the ability to classify does not seem to exist (see the attached screenshots).

Adding the ability to classify (based on Natural Breaks, Equal Interval, etc.) would be a great improvement, and so would allowing the user to change the legend item names (i.e. the values are currently not rounded to whole numbers).


This is another reason I'm having difficulty switching to Pro exclusively. I have a large wall map (ARCH E) with some complex symbology and labelling that was created in ArcMap. I want to bring my finished MXD into ArcGIS Pro so I can utilize the vector basemaps which will give a final crisp look to my map. Unfortunately, when I import map in ArcGIS Pro, my symbology is lost requiring me to start over. I've tried importing the .lyr file from the MXD, but it will not accept for some reason. It is hard to justify starting over since the product exists (minus the vector basemap) in ArcMap. Screenshots below with my symbology. Multiple Attributes, Quantity by Category. I use one attribute value to define colours, then another attribute value to define the symbol sizes. There is a functionality in ArcPro similar to this, however it will only allow numerical values for the colour attribute, why not text? 

ArcMap symbology in TOC and Properties.

ArcPro Symbology options only allow numerical attributes for color attribute.


I have exactly the same problem, I can do this in ArcMap but not in Pro (v2.4).

I'd love to have the same functionality in ArcGIS Online too as this limits usage and prevents us to be fully digital...


We would love if this gets available in Pro