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I have a land use raster with unique values of 1-8 and the appropriate label names for the land use are defined under the symbology tab.

When I process that raster with the Tabulate Area tool in conjunction with census divisions, the column names of the resulting table are VALUE_1, VALUE_2, ..., VALUE_8. Is there a way to create such a table but with the proper textual labels for each type of land use instead?

  • For the result table field names or attributes? – artwork21 Aug 12 '17 at 4:23
  • @artwork21 I meant field names. I don't know what are field "attributes" in this context. – Sparkler Aug 12 '17 at 4:32
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You need to add a new field that defines the corresponding class name for each value in the attribute table. Tabulate Area does not consider the labels defined in the symbology. You should clearly define the classes in the attribute table, then when using Tabulate Area tool, you can choose the field that has the land use class names.

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Please note that if the class name exceeds 10 characters, it will be truncated because the maximum length of a field name is 10 characters:

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