GeoNet Weekly News & Tips: How to Ask a Question, UC Behind-the-Scenes, Python Cursors

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GeoNet Weekly News & TipsGeoNet Downtime Due to System Update

Friday, April 27, 2018, GeoNet experienced planned downtime to begin the system updates for the new GDPR changes happening globally for all websites. The system update went smoothly and only took two hours starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT. We encountered no problems with the update and will share more details of the changes.



User Conference Updates in GeoNet

The 2018 Esri User Conference is quickly approaching and the User Conference space is active with content updates. Get updates on agendas, user conference tips, and more. Also, check out the Esri User Conference Behind-the-Scenes blogs each week as Charlotte Papp shares what it takes to prepare for UC 2018.


How-To Tip of the Week

Last week we showed you how to search for questions and content in GeoNet using the Spotlight Search feature. This week we bring to your steps for creating questions, marking them correct and helpful in GeoNet.


Creating Questions allows you to ask any question and find a specific solution, start a conversation to get feedback or make decisions. Members of the community can contribute by posting replies. There are three ways you can create and post a question in the GeoNet Community. The first is to use the "Ask" button on most pages within the community.

Ask the Esri Community

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What's Happening on GeoNet

Check out this week's curated list of top, trending and highlighted contributions you might have missed.

Top Blog

The Top 20 DevSummit Tech Session Videos - Viewable Now!

If you missed DevSummit, want to go back and view the sessions you could not attend, or just want to see them again, check out the Top 20 DevSummit videos blog. Grab your popcorn and watch them all. ...Check it out >>

My Favorite Enhancement in the April Update of ArcGIS Online

Adena Schutzberg shares her favorite enhancement from the September update that only ArcGIS Online administrators can see. What is it? ...Read more >>


Featured Unanswered Questions

Think you may have an answer? Help solve this week's featured unanswered question.


Save custom element problem ArcObject Add-in. 

"I developed command with ArcObject SDK Add-in for 10.5 ArcMap. I created my own polygon element  (MyElement) inherit PolygonElementClass, IElement, IPersistStream for Index Mapping jobs in ArcMap for customers. But I have a problem when I save and open the document after adding my Element (MyElement) in GraphicsContainer..." Read more >>

 Also, check out How Do You Track Installs >>


Still feeling helpful? Check out these recently asked and unanswered questions and help a fellow member solve a problem.


Featured Answered Questions of the Week

Here is a great discussion between two GeoNet Members helping each other solve this week's featured answered question. Thank you, Grahame Ross,Grahame Ross for posting the question and Richard Fairhurst for responding.

Python Cursors and Dictionaries- I am no Turbo Mechanic!


Find solutions faster and check out more recently answered questions.


Featured Discussion

This week we held our second Ask Me Anything (AMA) for the year with The Location Advantage MOOC guests Joseph Kerski and John Shramek If you were not able to join the conversation, you can still participate. Joseph and John are answering questions posted in the discussion. ...Post a question >>