We created a new mxd file. We created a new layer using "Make a Feature Layer" command. Then we selected the new layer and got into the Symbology properties. There we created Quantities > Graduated Symbols for some database field.

Symbology Properties

The Symbology icons are visible in Arcmap:

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We published the map as a MapServer.

The Symbology icons are visible in the published Legend of the Arcgis MapServer as seen here:


But the Symbology icons are not visible in the rendered map image of the MapServer:

Map Image

Is there a special setting one needs to do in order to make the symbology icons visible in the exported map images of the MapServer?

  • The symbols in your second image are not the same as the symbols in your first image. Your symbols appear to have been changed from graduated symbols to categories.
    – Midavalo
    Aug 2, 2016 at 18:17
  • You are right Midavalo. It is my mistake. I took screenshots for different mxd files. Aug 3, 2016 at 6:22

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Try creating a new layer using "Make a Query Layer" instead of "Make a Feature Layer". "Feature Layer" is used when the data comes from a FeatureClass. "Query Layer" is used when the data comes from a SQL query.

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