Field delimiter for 'unique values, many fields' symbology

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01-17-2022 09:49 AM
HelenCooper
Occasional Contributor III

Hi, 

In ArcMap there was a way to change the field delimiter between fields, when setting the symbology for unique values and more than one field.   I can't see a way to do this in ArcGIS Pro - is it hiding somewhere?  The commas look messy on a map legend - I know I can edit them manually but this used to only take a couple of clicks!  

Hopefully it's there and I just can't find it?!

 

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Thanks in advance for any help, 

Helen

 

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HalaAbdelmaksoud
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Hi @HelenCooper, You can use arcade expressions to customize your symbology.
From  "Set an expression" from the symbology pane, then apply this arcade expression
$feature.city+"("+$feature.country+")"
but replace the field names(city & country) with your fields' names.image.png

 
 
 
 
 

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HelenCooper
Occasional Contributor III

Here's an example where I'd like to put the values from the second field in brackets, rather than just separated by a comma:

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I realise this is more than a delimiter, but while I'm posting, may as well include the 'nice to have' request as well!

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HalaAbdelmaksoud
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Hi @HelenCooper, You can use arcade expressions to customize your symbology.
From  "Set an expression" from the symbology pane, then apply this arcade expression
$feature.city+"("+$feature.country+")"
but replace the field names(city & country) with your fields' names.image.png

 
 
 
 
 
HelenCooper
Occasional Contributor III

Thanks so much @HalaAbdelmaksoud , that's exactly what I needed!

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MichaelAugust
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Is there a setting though, to choose the character that Pro uses to delimit fields (i.e, a semi-colon, or a dash) instead of the default comma?

In the legend>unique>values>multiple fields situation specifically I mean.

jdemartino
New Contributor

Did you ever find a way to do this?  I've been looking as well... such a simple functionality that's missing from PRO...

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HelenCooper
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Yes, instead of adding two fields through the menu panel, use the 'Set an expression button', circled in the screenshot below:

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You can then use a snippet of Arcade code to add two fields and a delimiter between them e.g. 

$feature.FirstFieldName + " add field delimiter symbol here " + $feature.SecondFieldName

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Hope that helps!

Helen

 

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AlexandraBlume
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Hi Hala, that works well, but if the first field is a number ID field then it ends up getting sorted like 1, 10, 100, 101 instead of 1, 2, 3, etc. (because it gets converted into text when combined with a second field) - do you know how to sort via Arcade?

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KellyLyons_2
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Has anyone found a way to change the field delimiter without a script? I am trying to make a numeric key legend using a colon as the delimiter, however using an expression sorts the numbers as text. This is very easy to set up in ArcMap, why are we not able to control the delimiter in Pro?

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