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VW2023 - "Record format" problem with Graphic Legend tool, or am I just doing it wrong?

Gilbert Osmond


I am trying to create a graphic legend, using a few simple 2D symbols, to which very simple 2-field Record Formats have been applied.


When I go to edit the Cell Layout for the Graphic Legend and create a "dynamic text" item, when I select the symbol's Record Type & Field and try to create a dynamic text component as part of the Graphic Legend cell layout, the Graphic Legend appears to simply ignore the item entirely. It doesn't show up at all in the layout, even as an empty place-holder.


When I change the data source for the dynamic text item to be an Object Function (such as "Area"), then everything works fine.


Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?


Note that the Cell Layout is identical in both examples.


Here's the PROPERLY WORKING example:







And here is the NON-WORKING example:









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Actually, nevermind, I think I figured out my problem.


I had attempted to add Record data to the raw object instances within a Viewport Annotation -- so the objects themselves did have Record Data associated.


But there was no Record Data attached directly to the original 2D symbols themselves.


Since I was using the symbols as the data source for the Graphic Legend, there was no data to pick up.


By properly attaching to & editing the field values for the Record Data on the 2D symbols, Graphic Legend now works as-expected.

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