unique value symbolize layers from a lookup table

Discussion created by maphew on Aug 31, 2010

I need to create a large number of layer files, perhaps a hundred, from lookup tables. I don't have to set the symbol patch itself, that can be random, but I do need the value and label attributes filled out.

The lookup tables look like:

"Wooded_area","CODE","1240042","Land Cover, Circa 2000 - Vector"

And the result would resemble the attached image (except the symbols themselves).

I'd prefer a python based solution, via arcobjects+python if required, C# next, but anything that works, even partially or only conceptually, is welcome.

Thank you for your thoughts.