Using attribute as symbology in ArcGIS Pro

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09-29-2021 11:23 AM
by Anonymous User
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Hi everyone,

I've been trying for the past few days to create a map with clear labels that show a number in the middle of them, like in the picture below. In that picture, I had to use two separate shapefiles; the top one has no symbology and just labels that display the attribute field I want (the numbers), and the bottom shapefile just has the yellow box as symbology. While this worked well enough for the map, it doesn't show up in the legend correctly, because the labels do not show up. Instead, the legend is just full of yellow boxes with no number inside. Is there any way to remedy this? It seems like you can't show labels in a legend, and I can't get the symbology to include numbers from the field I want.  I'm currently resorting to converting the legend to graphics and moving things around manually, but wondered if there was an easier way to do this.

 

Thank you very much!

 

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jcarlson
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In the Symbol Properties tab, Layers subtab, look in the Form dropdown.

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Click the menu button in the upper right and enable symbol property connections.

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Now you can set the text marker (select in the Element dropdown) to a field value.

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And you can adjust the shape marker as desired. Again, select that marker in the Element dropdown.

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I set this to the OBJECTID for demo purposes, but you can apply your desired field as easily.

- Josh Carlson
Kendall County GIS

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jcarlson
MVP Notable Contributor

In the Symbol Properties tab, Layers subtab, look in the Form dropdown.

jcarlson_1-1632940407688.png

Click the menu button in the upper right and enable symbol property connections.

jcarlson_2-1632940447475.png

Now you can set the text marker (select in the Element dropdown) to a field value.

jcarlson_3-1632940482254.png

jcarlson_4-1632940506222.png

And you can adjust the shape marker as desired. Again, select that marker in the Element dropdown.

jcarlson_5-1632940602965.png

jcarlson_6-1632940631366.png

I set this to the OBJECTID for demo purposes, but you can apply your desired field as easily.

- Josh Carlson
Kendall County GIS
by Anonymous User
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THANK YOU, this is incredibly helpful! I really appreciate the pictures and detailed explanation.