Adding symbology from a .Style file

Discussion created by NickFranck on Feb 25, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 1, 2013 by jmoulds-esristaff
Hi everyone,

We have recently started automating our processes and have encountered a stumbling block. We use ArcGIS 10 with service pack 5.

The problem is: we a project for every new dossier. And for this new dossier we have to add points from old dossiers, that's where the problem is. We'd like to automate the adding of symbology since these points tend to range into the 20s. Our plan was to construct a .Style file and then create a script that would add those symbols automatically. Thus removing the repetitive task of making a symbol for every unique value of the dossier field. This would also make our process more streamlined and make the symbols universally equal.
I've done some research on this matter and have noticed that the only way to add symbols through python is by importing it from a layer file.

Does anyone have a solution for this?
Thanks in advance!

greets, Nick