Programmatically Alter Layer Heading Labels Using arcpy

02-11-2014 09:40 AM
Status: Open
New Contributor II
When you create symbology from a Layer, there is a <Heading> given to the Layer that is based on the value column name.  In ArcMap you can alter the name of this heading to be aliased as anything you want by changing the "Label" column next to <Heading>.  

It would be nice to have access to the <Heading> Label through arcpy and be able to programmatically alter the Layer Headings for users that are running scripts and want to quickly be able to throw the results into a map without having to manually change all of the heading names.

Additionally, it would be nice to have more access to control symbology labels and outputs.