Explorer 17.1.1 Plans

Blog Post created by jshaner-esristaff Employee on Jul 28, 2017

Thank you for all the feedback we have received on the 17.1.0 release! We very much appreciate your comments - we are hearing you and working on updates now. We want to get fixes out quickly, so will be releasing with the first set of them very soon, and then continuing to work to address others as quickly as we can.


The first update, 17.1.1, is expected to be available next week. It will include the issues listed below. Most of these are available to test in beta now, others will be coming in a beta update on Monday:

  • BUG-000106474—Can't see sublayers in the Layers list, or toggle sublayer visibility.
  • BUG-000106478, BUG-000106507—Hyperlinks appear as text and URLs aren't clickable in the pop-up.
  • BUG-000106475—Feature search fails when searching sublayers. [17.1.1 Beta 2]
  • BUG-000106698—Map search settings aren't honored, including disabling search in the app if Find Locations is disabled in the map.
  • Improved performance when searching, identifying, and dropping pins on the map. [17.1.1 Beta 1 for dropping pins, Beta 2 for identify and search improvements]
  • Search results should list features before places.
    Improve sorting of maps in the Maps browse screen: sorting by title shouldn't be case sensitive, sorting by date shouldn't put oldest maps first.
  • IWA Portals aren't being remembered in the list of recent portals.
  • Support deep linking to Box with box:// and boxapp:// schemas.


Explorer 17.1.1 Beta - you can request access to the betas for 17.1.1 by emailing Explorer4ArcGIS@esri.com. As this is a new beta program, you'll need to request access even if you participated in the beta program for 17.1.0. 


We are also working on another update, 17.1.2, to address more of your feedback. Although not final yet, here is a tentative list of what we plan to include:

  • BUG-000106480—Pop-ups for map services are not consistently displaying values when the field alias is different from the field name. 
    Note: We tried to get a fix for this into 17.1.1, but could only get a partial fix for map services hosted on ArcGIS Server 10.5 or later, and we didn't have a fix for earlier versions of ArcGIS Server. We have decided to wait and make sure we fix this properly, which unfortunately will take a bit longer. In the meantime, you can try one of the following workarounds:
  • BUG-000106721—Maps with uploaded shapefiles that contain a z-value don't load
  • Correctly format dates and coded value domains in pop-ups when the field name and alias don't match.
  • Certain layers not displaying and instead showing an exclamation mark beside the layer in the Layers list.
  • Support attachments on map services.
    Current Workaround: Add the feature service to the map instead of the map service.
  • Improve the speed maps open
  • Preserve the last open map when working without signing in
  • Support using multiple fields in custom attribute displays
  • Honor scale visibility when identifying
  • Identify on tile layers
  • Support for CSV layers through a URL


The following are also being discussed and evaluated right now, although no time frame has been determined:

  • BUG-000106841—Add groups to the browsing experience
  • Bring back the magnifier
  • BUG-000106539—Support for sharing a map with others in your organization


Thank you for your feedback and our deepest apologies for any problems the 17.1.0 release has caused you. 


Explorer team