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In Category symbology, adding values from a field name existing in both layer and joined table always adds the values from the field in the joined table, regardless of which of the two fields is selected as the category field.

Last Published: August 19, 2020 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000091657
SubmittedOctober 23, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2.2
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7.0 64 Bit
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

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In ArcCatalog, set an alias for fields that are identical in tables for the join. The alias appears in the Symbology dialog field list, regardless of the setting of 'Show Field Aliases' in the attribute table in ArcMap.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000091657


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