How to apply a stylefile to an Integer field
I have symbols (fill, line and marker) which have a numeric name e.g. 4201 in a stylefile.
I want to use a field in my dataset, which contains the corresponding numbers as integer values, and use the 'Match symbols to Style' option in the layer symbology. However when i try and do Match Symbols it does not apply the symbology. I believe this is due to the name of the symbols being text in the stylefile and the field containing integer values. However I am not in a position to create an additional field in the dataset containing text versions of the field.
Please can you tell me how I can do this.
Mapping Center Answer:
If your data is in a geodatabase, you can use a Coded Value Domain on the integer field to assign descriptions that match your style's symbols names.
The other route you can use is to open your style with MS Access and you can easily (faster than in ArcMap) change the names of the symbols to match your integer values.
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