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AvionMarie Regular Visitor
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ESRI ArcMaps custom reference layers - shapes defaulting to amber colouring


I've been using my own custom reference layers hosted with ArcMaps online, in the last couple of weeks I've noticed the colouring of the layers have stopped being honoured, they are just all coloured orange now.. In one of the reference layers it was originally coloured red/amber/green to show perfomance, but now seeing everything in orange is not ideal!


Have contacted ESRI about this but they have said as the map colours are showing up fine in ArMaps online this must be a Microsoft issue. 


Does anyone know what has gone wrong and how I can fix this?


This has happened to a few of the ones I'm using, I've picked out 2 where this occurs:

DevonCC Electoral Divisions

DevonCC Parish

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: ESRI ArcMaps custom reference layers - shapes defaulting to amber colouring

Hi @AvionMarie 

I can't reproduce your problem.

Do you use the lastest version of Power BI Desktop(Version: 2.69.5467.2151 64-bit (May 2019))?


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Community Support Team _ Maggie Li
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PatchworkBoy Frequent Visitor
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Re: ESRI ArcMaps custom reference layers - shapes defaulting to amber colouring

Can confirm same issue for me in current version of PBI Desktop (2.70.5494.761 64-bit June 2019)...


eg:  When working with a map focused on UK...


  • Adding "IMD2015_IDACI_IDAOPI" reference layer, all LSOAs show up orange rather than colored by Decile etc.
  • Adding "Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 for Yorkshire and Humber" reference layer, all LSOAs are green rather than colored by Decile.
  • Adding "Superfast Broadband" reference layer (look to Humber region on map) however works perfectly. the issue is definitely with _specific_ reference layers rather than all reference layers.



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