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Dictionary

Dictionary is used to apply symbols to data using multiple attributes. The drawing of the layer is based on one or more attributes that stores a set of rules for displaying the symbol.

  1. Select a feature layer in the Contents pane and click the Appearance tab.
  2. On the Appearance tab, in the Drawing group, click the Symbology drop-down menu.
  3. On the Symbology gallery, click Dictionary.

    The Symbology pane appears, displaying the current symbol information.

  4. Set the Dictionary to the dictionary that will be used to symbolize the data.
  5. Set the Symbology fields for the data to be mapped.

Text symbols

Text fields are used to display text symbols based on data from attribute fields. You can selectively map which attribute field maps to which text symbol in the Symbology pane.

  1. Select a feature layer in the Contents pane and click the Appearance tab.
  2. On the Appearance tab, in the Drawing group, click the Symbology drop-down menu.
  3. On the Symbology gallery, click Dictionary.

    The Symbology pane appears, displaying the current symbol information.

  4. In the Symbology pane, set the Text fields for the data to be mapped.

    For each text field, <none> can be selected in the layer field, and text will not display for that field.


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