How To: Change symbology for point data based on a date field within an attribute table
When intending to change the color, size, or shape of a point feature layer based on dates within the attribute table, a tracking layer must be configured using the ArcGIS Tracking Analystextension.
Tracking Analyst allows the symbolization of temporal data using time windows and other specialized options for viewing data that changes through time.
The instructions provided describe how to configure a tracking layer that updates the color of the symbology, based on a date field in the feature class' attribute table. In this example, the field contains system-formatted dates.