Enterprise GDB features repeat symbology

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07-20-2021 08:28 AM
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JoeBorgione
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Some time back I created a project where I assigned a specific Unique Values symbology scheme to a feature class in our enterprise gdb (aka SDE).  Now when ever I add that feature class to a new project, I get that symbology.  It seems to be a property at the EGDB level as a coworker confirmed when he adds the feature class he gets the same symbology.

What causes this and how do I suppress it?

 

Edited moments later:  I added the same feature class to a new project and changed the Unique Values symbology.  But when I now create a new project, that new symbology does not show up, the other one does...

 

(My apologies if this is a repeat post: I thought I asked about this already but could not find any mention.)

That should just about do it....
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DavidPike
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sounds funky.  would be interested to know also.

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JoeBorgione
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Yep.  Funky indeed.  I went through 3 tech support analysts at ESRI; the last one is as stymied as the first two...

That should just about do it....
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Asrujit_SenGupta
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By any chance, did you use Representations?

What are representations?

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JoeBorgione
MVP Esteemed Contributor

@Asrujit_SenGupta I've never used them in my life; not knowingly anyway.  It's so weird:  I can export the feature class to a fgb and the symbology comes with it.  

Edited to add:  The arcgis pro help page on representations suggests that they are an ArcMap thing.  I haven't used ArcMap in 2 years....

That should just about do it....
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Asrujit_SenGupta
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Would suggest checking the Properties of that Feature class to make sure. Just in case...

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JoeBorgione
MVP Esteemed Contributor

@Asrujit_SenGupta - I don't see anything in the properties that points to symbology, and I don't see anything in the Symbology menu as suggested in the the Pro Help page I linked above.

 

That should just about do it....
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DavidPike
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did you get to the bottom of this @JoeBorgione  ?

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JoeBorgione
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@DavidPike  Not yet. I took some time off to walk along a beautiful river with fly rod in hand so the case was on pause. 
 
Just yesterday though I sent some sample data to ESRI tech support. Haven’t heard anything so far but I’ll keep this updated. 

That should just about do it....
KeithOlson
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My work group is experiencing the same thing. One person sets symbology and makes edits to the feature class. Then a second person adds that feature class to a totally different project and the symbology comes right along with it!!!

I have a separate thread going on now. We should merge the two maybe.

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-pro-questions/automatically-created-representations/m-p/1086249... 

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