I am trying to make a layer symbolized with graduated symbols from data that is joined by a separate table. As such, to make the join data permanent and thus able to be symbolized through graduated symbols symbology, I have been trying to export the layer, using both the export features option and the copy feature class tool; however, every time I do this, the outputted layer does not retain any of the information that has been joined to it. For the field which I want to be symbolized, for example, each record has the data for that specific field showing as 0, even though that shouldn't be the case. Nothing online I've found has been able to help and I have been greatly stumped by this, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
makes the join permanent, Add Join is for temporary joins.
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