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).

Attribute table.
Symbolized features in ArcGIS Pro.
  1. In the Contents pane, right-click the feature layer, and click Symbology.
  2. In the Symbology - <layer> window, ensure Primary symbology is set to Unique Values.
Symbology window.
  1. Under Field 1: Type, click Add field. The Field 2 box appears under Field 1.
  2. Click the drop-down of Field 2, and select Name.
  3. 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.
Symbology window.
  1. In the Format <layer> Symbol - Fill page, click Properties. Under Appearance, select a desired Color, and click Apply.
Symbology Polygon window
  1. Click the back button Back button. to return to the Primary symbology page.
  2. 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.
  3. Save the project.
Highlighted features.
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.

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