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Technical Article   FAQ:  Can I symbolize or label my features based on a related table?

Article ID: 31030
Software:  ArcGIS - ArcEditor 8.3, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1 ArcGIS - ArcInfo 8.2, 9.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.3, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1 ArcGIS - ArcView 8.3, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1
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Question

Can I symbolize or label my features based on a related table?

Answer

No, it is not possible to symbolize or label features based on fields in a related table. To label or symbolize attributes from a table, a join must be made to the features. ArcGIS can only symbolize or label features with a 1-to-1 relationship to a table record. Relates are often used to link features and tables with a 1-to-many relationship.

In regards to labeling, an ArcScript has been made available that can help accomplish this functionality. With this script, a graphic text label can be created for features based on a field in a related table. The link is provided below.

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Created: 6/9/2006
Last Modified: 5/3/2011

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