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00085: Layer uses an unsupported renderer

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Your layer uses a renderer that is not supported when publishing

  • A map service with feature access capability turned on
  • An ArcGIS Online or a Portal for ArcGIS hosted service with feature access capability turned on


  • Change the layer's renderer so that it uses one of the following supported renderers
    • Simple
    • Unique value (single field only, no groups)
    • Class Breaks (graduated colors or graduated symbols)
  • Alternatively, you can remove the layer if it is not needed.

More information

Feature access capable services allow you to query features and also get the features' symbology. Clients can use this information to draw the features with a symbology that is consistent with what is defined on the service.

The symbols returned by the service are based on the symbology of the layers in the ArcMap document (.mxd). Each symbol in each layer is referred to as a type. For example, a layer symbolized with a simple renderer (one symbol) has one type. If a unique value renderer is used, there will be a type returned for each unique value in the renderer.

Feature access capable services support a subset of ArcMap renderers. These include

  • Simple
  • Unique value (single field only, no groups)
  • Class Breaks
    • Graduated colors
    • Graduated symbols

      The symbol itself may not be supported, in which case you can still publish the map. If the symbol is not supported, the server will downgrade the symbol to a simple symbol that is supported.

Renderers not supported include

  • Unique value renderers based on multiple fields
  • Graduated colors with advanced settings (rotation, size, and symbol levels)
  • Graduated symbols within polygons
  • Proportional symbols
  • Dot density
  • Charts
  • Custom renderers

Learn more about essential layer display vocabulary