Sort Table Attribute Dynamic Text based on Symbology order

08-09-2021 02:52 PM
Status: Implemented
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Table Attribute Dynamic text sorted as per the Symbology Order and legend, specifically I'd like to be able to show the area of a polygon besides its legend patch dynamically.  Currently the attributes look to be sorted by objectid.

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I'm not sure what you are looking for here. You can add a different text element for each layer and place it near the legend. Are you trying to add them all as a single piece of text? 

Status changed to: Needs Clarification

See picture.  In the layout, the legend item is the Timber Type.  For a given area, there can be one or several Timber types.  The legend is set to only show what is visible in the map.  Currently for the Type Area, I have to manually type in the associated area.  I would like to use dynamic text for this and sort the dynamic text for the Type Area to be the same as the Legend. I can use a function with Shape_Area to convert to hectares and round to one digit with Table Attribute Dynamic text, but it is not sorted the same.


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Status changed to: Open

When using Dynamic Text > Table Attribute, I would like to control the order of items using an attribute field of my choice. Currently, it is limited to ordering by the OBJECTID, which I can't easily modify. 


I am using a geodatabase table to create a geologic map legend. 


My use case is road or bikeway types and total lengths within cities. I have a map series of all the cities in a county, and instead of showing both a legend and a separate dynamic table of types and miles within each city, I'd like to combine them to show a symbol patch, a type/class description and the total miles within the map series shape.

Status changed to: Under Consideration
Status changed to: In Product Plan
Status changed to: Implemented

This Idea has been implemented in ArcGIS Pro 3.2.



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