ERROR

00241 Field <field_name> cannot be used for symbology

Last Published: October 27, 2021

Error Message

In ArcGIS Pro, when attempting to publish a hosted feature layer to ArcGIS Online, the following error message is returned:

Error:   
00241 Field <field_name> cannot be used for symbology
The error message is returned and publishing of the feature layer fails in ArcGIS Pro.

Cause

An unsupported area or length field is used for the feature layer’s symbology.

Solution or Workaround

In ArcGIS Pro, ensure the area or length field is not selected on the Primary symbology and Vary symbology by attribute tabs in the Symbology pane.

  1. Open the ArcGIS Pro project.
  2. In the Contents pane, browse to and right-click the layer. Select Symbology.
  3. In the Symbology pane, on the Primary symbology tab, select a supported field for the symbology type. In this example, the Name field is selected for the Unique Values symbology.
Select a supported field to symbolize the feature layer in the Symbology pane.
  1. In the Symbology pane, on the Vary symbology by attribute tab, expand Transparency, Color, and Outline Width, and select <None> or a supported field for Field and Normalization.

Article ID:000026684

Software:
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 8 x
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 7 x
  • ArcGIS Pro 2 x

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