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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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Having vertex labels outside of a polygon unlike having all on the same side of the vertices

I would like to have the labels of the vertices stand on the outside of a polygon. In the diagram attached, A and D are on the right side of the vertices but I want them to appear on the left side of ...
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ArcGIS Pro 3.0: Changing coordinate system in dynamic text to show XY coordinates not dms, dd etc

I am producing a map series and trying to edit dynamic text in ArcGIS Pro 3.0 to show XY coordinates rather than the default degrees minutes seconds or decimal degrees. I am in the UK and would like ...
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Hide Field with 'No Values' in the Attribute Dynamic Expression

Is there any way to hide an empty field in the 'Attribute Dynamic Text'? Basically, I need to hide a the field name from the DDP if the field has no values. The screenshot below shows the issue as I ...
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Magnetic North in topographic north arrow and dynamic text "magneticDeclination" in ArcGIS Pro is not similar

Magnetic Declination in the topographic north arrow is correct (I`ve checked it by World Magnetic Model), but when I add dynamic text "magneticDeclination" it has difference for 2 minutes. ...
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ArcGIS Pro Layout - Dynamic text if a certain layer is within the map series

I'm trying to do some funky stuff with Arcade and have hit a wall with ideas. What I'm trying to achieve is a dynamic text box that has a "Yes" or "No" if a layer is within the map ...
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Show final two digits in attribute using dynamic text in ArcGIS Pro

I am making a map of a project. for the dynamic labels it has the township and range values as separate attributes in the table, but the only spot where it identifies the section number is here. The ...
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Arcade expression that selects the nth element in a dynamic table attribute based on map series rows

I have a map series layout that displays all the photo attachments associated with each feature in a line feature class, housed in a file geodatabase. This line feature class is the index layer of the ...
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ArcGIS Experience builder - using dynamic text to populate feature values

I'm switching from WAB to EB and rewriting a production app on the new platform. The legacy version has an option for a field user to to click a link underneath the attributes shown in a feature popup ...
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QGIS 3.28.3 Custom Print layout: Problems with changing rectangle sizes

I'm part of a GeoOffice and we want to create a custom print layout for the finished maps. This custom print layout should include a "stamp" in the lower right corner with all the needed ...
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Adapt label box size to text length in layout composer

In the layout composer I want to add a title in black text with a white background. My title will be dynamic and I want the text box ("label" in the composer) to automatically adapt its size ...
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Automatically update dynamic text in ArcGIS based on visible layer

I am building a layout template in ArcGIS and am using dynamic text on the side. On the map I have multiple point feature layers. Each feature layer represents a different visit to a particular site. ...
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Dynamic text source is lost when changing map layout in ArcGIS Pro [closed]

I'm trying to make arcpy custom toolbox where one of the tools is to make a Map Layout. I'm using dynamic text to change Map Information based on the feature class. It should be something like this: &...
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Dynamic Text from a selection

In my layout view in ArcGIS Pro (2.9), I want to add a title that displays the currently selected parcel in the map frame. I have looked through the dynamic text tags and the table attribute option ...
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Create dynamic text in legend for visible Layer on map layout using SQL expression

QGIS 3.16 Looking to insert an expression to my layer, Survey Coverage (text), in the legend. I want dynamic text to reflect the attribute value from the field, VIS_RADIUS (Integer64) so it looks ...
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Getting the WKID/EPSG code as dynamic text in ArcGIS Pro Layouts

I'm trying to get the WKID/EPSG code of the Coordinate System/projection used in the map as dynamic text in a ArcGIS Pro layout. It should look something like this: ETRS 1989 UTM Zone 33N N-zE (EPSG: ...
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QGIS Add dynamic text in layout from selected feature's attributes

I have a layer called ERVEN with property details from which I select a property/ies. I create an automatic layout from a plugin. In the layout, I need to add dynamic text. The text will be certain ...
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How to write/represent dynamic text in ArcMap for subtitle [duplicate]

I am not really pro in ArcMap designing but I am preparing some layouts (different paper sizes and formats)in ArcMap 10.8 to be published in WebGIS for the printer widget application under WebGIS. In ...
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Dynamic text for subtitle for Layout in ArcMap

I am preparing some layouts (different paper sizes and formats) in ArcMap 10.8 to be published in WebGIS for the printer widget application under WebGIS. In one part I have to add the title and ...
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Label in QGIS layout returns zero but preview displays correct value

I am new to QGIS layout. I would like to display a label showing the proportion of table values meeting set criteria. Please see below: round((count(score,score<=3)/count(score))*100,2)||'%' In ...
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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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