[okgis] RE: Issues Copying Apps in ArcGIS Online

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  • From: Jeremy Planteen <jplanteen AT odot.org>
  • To: "okgis AT orion.csa.ou.edu" <okgis AT orion.csa.ou.edu>
  • Subject: [okgis] RE: Issues Copying Apps in ArcGIS Online
  • Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:16:34 +0000
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I don’t think this can be done because the underlying JSON establishes a unique 4-digit identifier and appends it to the layer name for those constituent layers based on the source web map.


For example, a layer named ‘MyLayer,’ once added to a web map, might be referenced as “MyLayer_2434” in the web map code.  When the widget is configured, it looks for that layer name (“MyLayer_2434”) in the web map id stored in the application.  If the web map changes, those id’s will be different and, subsequently, the tools can’t find them.  The apps as a whole aren’t really designed to swap maps in and out like that.


Jeremy Planteen, GISP
GIS Manager I
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Strategic Asset & Performance Management Division
200 N.E. 21st Street, RM 3A7
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Phone-405-521-2729, Fax-405-521-6917


From: Street, Wesley [mailto:westreet AT easi.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:58 AM
To: okgis AT gis.ou.edu
Subject: [okgis] Issues Copying Apps in ArcGIS Online



We are having an issue deploying projects in ArcGIS Online.  There is a base project map and this is used to generate several other maps by adding various layers.  I then configure Widgets in an App using this base map.  Whenever I change the map, using Choose Web Map, to one of the other ones it breaks the configurations of the widgets.  The layers is question are the same, with the same location, name, etc. because they all originated from this base map.  I also tried using Edit This Map inside of the application and then saving this changed map as a new one I have the same results.  Anyone know how to change the map feeding the app without having to reconfigure the widgets?  I spend a few hours reconfiguring the widgets each time and it makes it easy to make a mistake.







Wesley Street

GIS Technician III





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