How To: Set a different color to one or more features symbolized based on the same attribute field in ArcGIS Pro
In ArcGIS Pro, features can be symbolized based on an attribute field in a dataset using unique values symbology. In some cases, it is necessary to set a different color to one or more features of the same symbology to highlight a unique value.
The workflow below describes steps to set a different color symbology to one of the features originally symbolized based on the Type field.
In the attribute table, there are three different Type fields: Fill, Synthetic, and Land , and they are symbolized by the colors Red, Yellow, and Green respectively. In this article, one of the three features of the Fill Type field is set to a different color based on the Name field (Duho).
- In the Contents pane, right-click the feature layer, and click Symbology.
- In the Symbology - <layer> window, ensure Primary symbology is set to Unique Values.
- Under Field 1: Type, click Add field. The Field 2 box appears under Field 1.
- Click the drop-down of Field 2, and select Name.
- Under the Classes tab, click the Symbol of the Value (Type, Name) with the desired Name field. In this example, the desired Value is Fill, Duho.
- In the Format <layer> Symbol - Fill page, click Properties. Under Appearance, select a desired Color, and click Apply.
- Click the back button to return to the Primary symbology page.
- In the Classes tab, set the color symbology of all the other values according to the previously set symbology. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for each Value.
- Save the project.
Note: The second Field must be a unique value. If the second Field has repeats, all the features with the same Field value share the same color symbology.
- ArcGIS Pro: Attribute-driven symbology
- ArcGIS Pro: Symbolize feature layers
- ArcGIS Pro: Change the appearance of a feature layer