Setting the Display Field

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09-28-2022 02:13 PM
Craig_Eissler_Iceman
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Hello, so I think I understand that the 'Display Field' set in the Layer Properties > Display section, determines which Field in the Attribute Table is used for a few initial map and data display situations, including LABELING.

But, I have 2 questions:

1. So it's easy enough to "reset" it in Layer Properties, but how is this "(pre)set" to begin with?

2. And, when I "reset" it to another Field, why does it not automatically change (reset) the Label Field setting?

Thanks!

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JohnWatt
New Contributor III

Hi Craig - Pro just chooses the first text field it finds as the display field - more of a 'usability' feature, and not specifically associated with cartographic labelling i think.

Good info in this thread: 

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-pro-questions/what-is-the-display-field/td-p/742001

 

 

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Craig_Eissler_Iceman
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Thanks, John

OK on Question 1.

As for Question 2, I guess I find it sort of strange that the Labeling default field wouldn't change with the Display default field -- since it is preset that way. ...Oh well.

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