Change default symbology

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IanPryor1
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How do you change default symbology for feature classes?

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Robert_LeClair
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If the question is setting default symbology when you add a new feature class to a map view, then that functionality is not present in ArcGIS Pro 2.7.x but coming in a future release.  Is that what you mean?  There is an enhancement request to add this functionality - ENH-000137090.  The workaround for the time being is the "Import Symbology from Layer" GP tool.

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Robert_LeClair
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If the question is setting default symbology when you add a new feature class to a map view, then that functionality is not present in ArcGIS Pro 2.7.x but coming in a future release.  Is that what you mean?  There is an enhancement request to add this functionality - ENH-000137090.  The workaround for the time being is the "Import Symbology from Layer" GP tool.

IanPryor1
New Contributor III

Yes that is what I would like to do. Good to know its coming in future release but disappointing to add another very basic feature to the "missing" bin.

 

Thanks for quick response.

NicholasBarger
Occasional Contributor III

I see this question was answered... but at this time I have the same problem...so I'll ask the same question again.  We're using ArcGIS Pro 2.9 and today we realized that the default symbology for our parcels layer in SDE is set to my configuration.  This also includes my popup configuration as well.

I see some advantages to this.   It keeps everyone looking at the same layer the same way.  It also helps the casual GIS user pull in the popup configuration without having to do much work.  However, it has some serious problems.  The field that we used to symbolize out parcel file is called PARCEL_TYPE.  The field name is 11 characters long.  So, when I export this layer as a shapefile it brings along the symbology and popup configuration only to have the PARCEL_TYPE field truncated to PARCEL_TYP in the shapefile.  This causes the symbology to be broken as well as the popup information for that field to be broken.

 

So, my questions is the same as the original.  How do I change the default symbology of a layer in SDE with  ArcGIS Pro 2.9?

EmiliaWalton1
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I have the same issue! Suddenly one of our SDE layers is loading up with the same symbology for everyone, that I happened to have displaying a few months ago. The default was clearly changed or set at some point, so it seems strange there is not way to change it to something else.

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RhettZufelt
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Did this ever make it into any of the future releases?

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rburke-bsrc
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@RhettZufelt  @Robert_LeClair  I'm unable to find any further info.

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Robert_LeClair
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I'm showing ENH-000137090 as still under review by the ArcGIS Pro Dev Team.  I don't have any other information other than that sadly.