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How To: Add a new category in a feature template

Summary

Feature templates define all the information required to create a feature: the layer where a feature is stored, the attributes a feature is created with, and the default tool used to create the feature. Additionally, new data with a new category can be added to the attribute table of a feature layer by using a feature template.

The following instructions describe how to add a new category in a feature template.

Procedure

  1. In ArcMap, start an edit session.
  2. Open the Create Features window by clicking the Create Features button.
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  3. Open the Organize Feature Templates window by clicking the Organize Templates button.
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  4. Click either New Template or Copy to create a template based on the existing layer.
  5. Double-click the new template. This opens the Template Properties dialog box.
  6. Edit the properties of the template, and click OK.
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  7. Right-click the layer name in the Table Of Contents > Properties > Symbology tab.
  8. Click Categories, and click Add Values. Type a new value, and click Add to List. Click OK.
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  9. Change the symbology of the new value as desired by double-clicking the new value. This opens the Symbol Selector dialog box.
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  10. In the Layer Properties dialog box, click OK. A new category is added in the feature template. Create new features using the new template.
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