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Dynamic Text is used by ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro to display system variables and field values on maps

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Modifying existing text element with ArcPy [duplicate]

I have a text element in the top right corner of my template project file that has some text, then the current date. Then some more text follows and then the next date appears which is 10 years later ...
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Data Driven Pages: Show sum of attributes organized by type per page?

I am using Data Driven Pages to symbolize several types of road classes within several municipal areas. The municipal areas themselves are my index. I am also using a definition query on the road ...
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ArcGIS Pro dynamic text from attribute table in layout. Get first value

I have feature class with many objects in extent and I need to add dynamic text to layout with only one value from Text field. All object in current extent has same field value. Has anyone figure out ...
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Automatically display any metadata credits for non-service layers in ArcGIS Pro?

By default, ArcGIS Pro displays credits for service layers in the bottom-right of the map frame. This can also be added to a layout as dynamic text (in which case the default bottom-right version of ...
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Showing Dynamic Text Based on a table value in a Time Map in ArcMap

I'm using ArcMap 10.7, and wanted to know if it's possible to show a value from a table on a map that corresponds to a time in a dynamic way. Let's say my map shows the spread of Covid by zip code. As ...
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ArcGIS Desktop: Dynamic label of layer attribute (Sum of line length)

I'm trying to put a dynamic text label beside a legend entry for a road layer that has the length of the road dataset in ArcMap Desktop (10.6). I usually work in QGIS so I'm not familiar with the ...
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Add Specific Map Layout Name to Document Path in ArcGIS Pro

In ArcGIS Pro (using 2.6.2), the <dyn type="project" property="path"/> dynamic text only provides the path of the entire project. It does not include the actual map or layout ...
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Summarizing table columns in a dynamic text expression

I have some data in a table that I would like to perform some statistics and have that placed in a text box on my map Layout. While I could do this by hand, I'd like to do it dynamically so when I ...
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Is there a dynamic text method in ArcGIS Pro to mandate the display of trailing zeros in map coordinates?

I am interested in showing map center coordinates on a layout in ArcGIS Pro using dynamic text: <dyn type="mapFrame" name="MapName" property="center.y" units="dd" decimalPlaces="4" showDirections =...
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Nesting filename in composer without file extension

I just want to supress the file extension (.qgs) on my file name: srv1245_d005.qgs. [% substr(@project_filename ,1,12)%] works although sometimes our filename will be 13 characters long or more so ...
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Cannot Uncheck Preserve Aspect Ratio of text box in ArcMap [duplicate]

I am using ArcMap 10.5. I'm have dynamic text box I'm trying to add to the buttom of my legend. The text is about 350 characters so need to resize the text box to fit into my legend. But, the "...
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Adding a Dynamic Title in Print Composer

I am using QGIS 3.4.2 for a project with several layers, and a print composer with a generic legend for all. I would like to add a dynamic map title, that states the name of the displayed layer(s) ...
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Editing dynamic text in ArcGIS Pro to get 100k Grid zone labels?

While making maps with MGRS I need to have a label in each corner of the map frame with the 100k grid square labels. So far i have updated them manually, but after i've started using ArcGIS Pro i ...
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Displaying dynamic text in Data Driven Pages from joined MS Access database table?

I'm running ArcMap 10.4 and trying to incorporate text from a joined MS Access 2013 table (through an OLE DB connection) as a dynamic text element in a data driven pages setup. Adding dynamic text ...
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Displaying column statistics on map dynamically from layer table columns in ArcMap?

I am looking for help to create a dynamic text box that will display statistics of columns for the layer tables. Example: In the map, there is a table that displays the premium information of insureds ...
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Dynamic Text Datum properties in ArcMap

Is there a way to add the datum information to a layout using dynamic text in ArcMap. I am aware that the properties of the CRS can be added, including the datum name using but I am looking for the ...
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Can arcpy read dynamic text as appeared in ArcMap?

Just wondering if we can read dynamic text in arcpy? For example, assume we have a Text Element called myText which contains a piece of dynamic text Map <dyn type="page" property="...
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Displayng attribute text in layout Text element gives error: Error in setting text

I am new in Python scripting. I have a geodatabase with layer Test and this layer has field Name and Text element on layout named TEname. I am trying to show selected feature attribute Name value in ...
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String slicing in ArcMap dynamic text element

Is it possible to slice a string in ArcMap's HTML-like dynamic text elements? I've got a string field "Code" with contents like 'A.3.5', I need to extract the number in the middle ('3' in this case). ...
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How to write dynamic SQL for a function that has dynamic SQL parameter?

I am trying to execute a string SQL query in function i.e. Create or Replace Function Route(edge_table text) Returns table(sequence integer) as $$ Begin Return Query Execute 'with r as( SELECT seq, ...
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Is it possible to display related tables information (1-M relationships) on the layout while using data driven pages?

I'm using data driven pages to generate a report for every point that I have (each point represents a store) and I have used Dynamic Text to display the tabular information of these points like store ...
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Generating Mapbook with Dynamic Text based on Attributes from Related Table?

I have a series of individual parcels with multiple soil sample points on each parcel. I need a way to communicate the soil sample information to the landowners. There are about 500 parcels so I need ...
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Referencing text from Excel sheet in text box of ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to reference data in an xlsx document in a text box (Insert --> Text) in ArcGIS. Is it possible to make it so text in the text box is referenced directly from the xlsx document so it ...
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Dynamic text based on current layout view of ArcMap?

Is there a way to display dynamic text on following conditions? based on current layout view (Data Frame) combine text from attribute tables from different features (others than Data Driven feature) ...
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Adding dynamic name in tool parameter?

I am building a model in ArcMap ModelBuilder that will take an input dataset folder, iterate through each shapefile in that folder and use that shapefile as an input for another tool. I then want to ...
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Displaying Dynamic Layout Title using ArcPy for ArcGIS Pro?

I have a large ArcPy script where 80 layouts (created from 1 template layout - "Layout_King") are created and exported into a PDF, but right now each layout has the same generic title so sometimes it ...
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ArcMap Dynamic Text: Is it possible another layout text element in the same layout?

Is it possible to use ArcMap dynamic text in one layout text element that references another layout text element? Essentially I want to just type something in one text element, and then that text to ...
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Dynamic text in print composer from layer attributes

I have prepared my page layout in print composer, and in my title i want to generate a dynamic texts which is related to an attribute layer which i have filtered previously. For example: I have ...
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Dynamic date range for layout element in ArcMap 10.5

In ArcMap I would like to setup an MXD to have a dynamic element that displays a date range. It is easy enough to add dynamic text that displays the current date using the following: <dyn type="...
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dynamic text added by default to every map document?

I'd like to have the document path inserted by default on every map (that I can then delete if it's not needed) because I keep losing track of the electronic versions of maps for older ones (ca. 2012) ...
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ArcGIS Pro Dynamic Text Project Path abbreviation

I am using Arcgis Pro and have saved a template for a map which uses the default 'Project Path' dynamic text option to display the folder the location of the project. The problem is some of the file ...
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Generate neighbor (adjacent polygon) grid cell label in 4 sides in QGis Atlas! [duplicate]

I have created a coverage layer in QGis, and i compose the map in print composer and set up the Atlas, everything is ok. But the only thing i am missing is to do in print composer is to add labels ...
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Combining static text and dynamic text into single field?

I have a print template that is used with the Export Web Map task. This print template contains place-holder fields that are replaced with actual values when the web map JSON is sent to the task for ...
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Unique Text Element per Data Driven Page

I'm working with data driven pages and need to create a unique text element on every page. Each text element you add to a data driven page gets added to every subsequent and previous page. Is ...
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Updating information on the map in ArcGIS?

I usually do a lot of maps with ArcGIS but I need to dynamize the information about the number of map, name of map, date of map. How can I do automatically? I have a template of map with a box in ...
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How Can I Add a Summary Row to Graphic Table Element Using ESRI Production Mapping Extension?

I currently have a map book (data driven pages) with 160 pages, and counting, consisting of domestic water pipes for a city. I would like to create a Graphic Table Element with a summary row totaling ...
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How to display dynamic text from a joined table attribute

I'm using ArcMap 10.4 with dynamic pages setup. Everything I've found online says that if you join a table to the index layer you should be able to add the data from one of the table's fields via ...
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Automatically resize font in a text box

I'm using dynamic text for owner names in my layout. Problem is some are two words and some are a lot more. When using a text box if the font is to big it just drops the extra. Is there an easy ...
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Rotation of Text in a layout to be dependent on arbitrary Map

I have a Print composer with two map windows (MainMap and InsertMap). I also have a bit of text which I want to rotate on the Composer and it to be dependent upon the rotation of MainMap what ever ...
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ArcMap layout dynamic text, remove group by decimal point

I'm currently designing layout of my data driven pages map. I would like to put x/y coordinates in corner of current layout view. I'm using text box with dynamic text code like this: <dyn type="...
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Customizing / Editing Dynamic Text for <path> in ArcGIS Desktop?

To encourage GIS users here to adhere more rigidly to the existing folder architecture as well as demonstrate the functionality of dynamic text, I'm trying to update one of our templates so that I can ...
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Label dynamic text but also shorten it to only 50 characters [duplicate]

I am using dynamic text and labeling this: <dyn type="page" property="number"/> but I only want it to label the first 50 characters and than if it has to shorten the name to than put et al. at ...
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Map series group dynamic text in ArcGIS Pro

I am in the process of creating a rather large group of map series in ArcGIS Pro 1.3.1, and am making use of the Dynamic Text to generate page titles. One of the options under Insert > Dynamic Text ...
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Add dynamic text from external source?

I am developing some templates for my office and would like to pull information from an external source that will be displayed in the marginalia as text boxes or similar objects. A product request ...
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How to display dynamic text together with date during timelapse?

I'm using time enabled data showing how environmental risks of gas development increases over three scenarios (reference, exploration only, small-scale development, large-scale development) in four ...
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Format Issue with Dynamic Text using Data-Driven Pages

I have a dynamic text element I've edited to show open and closed store locations: I cannot seem to remove the spaces between my text. Note: the line you see before the last "0" is my legend border. ...
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Using dynamic text to display layer credits

I'm looking for a way to update the 'layer credits' into a dynamic text box. I've found ways of using the map credits or data frame credits here but can't seem a way to get the information derived ...
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Change Date to Future Date in Map Title Using Python or Dynamic Text [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a dynamic map title in ArcMap that updates based on current day + 2 days. For example, if I run the code on the 20th of a given month, the title should update to show the 22nd. ...
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How to create dynamic text in ArcPy that recursively reflects the exported layer name from a list of layers

I have a script shown below with the help from @Midavalo that exports irrig_0, citylyr, boundlyr as a GIF. Once this is done the script then exports irrig_1, citylyr, boundlyr as another GIF and so on....
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How to create dynamic text of a layer name?

I'm trying to implement the code mentioned on this post: Best way to have title which includes dynamic text of a layer name? and I'm getting the error below. I am a novice and know nearly nothing ...