This might be one of those slap your forehead so simple questions.
In ArcMap, how can I use wildcards to aid with map symbology? For the example below, I have tried adding values such as "Field *" and "Field %" but have not had any luck. This would be convenient with tables of 4000+ records with different ending comments.
Field Verify - Unclogged
Field Verify - Too Much Traffic
Field Verify - Under Fence
Field Verify - Buried
Field Verify - Under Asphalt
Edit: I am scratching around with this code, except I would like it to first group the results and then insert, instead of replacing, the group into the existing symbology. I use the field name, and then repeat the field name in the query, so that tField = FID and tQuery = FID > 500
import arcpy tLayer = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) tField = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1) tQuery = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2) mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("current") lyr = arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, tLayer) arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management(lyr, "NEW_SELECTION", tQuery) fList =  rows = arcpy.da.SearchCursor(lyr, [tField]) for row in rows: fList.append(row) if lyr.symbologyType == "UNIQUE_VALUES": lyr.symbology.classValues = fList lyr.symbology.showOtherValues = False arcpy.RefreshActiveView() arcpy.RefreshTOC() del mxdde here