Create New Feature Layer Collection and Select Layers to Add -- ArcGIS API for Python

Idea created by zneumann_usfs on Mar 7, 2017
    Under Consideration
    • zneumann_usfs
    • zneu_dev
    • richardc66

    I think that when an item is created from an existing feature layer:

    # Create a new empty comment layer from the already existing base comment layer

    'description':'This is a comment layer that is being used for testing purposes only',
    'tags':'Test, Python, Comment Layer',
    'type':'Feature Service',
    'url':'URL HERE'


    base_comment_layer = gis.content.add(item_properties=layer_properties, data="URL HERE", folder=pf_name)

    that we should be able to choose which layers we would like to add from that Hosted Feature Layer (or Feature Layer Collection):


    1) Create feature layer from existing layer:


    2) Specify layers to include:


    The above code will create a Hosted Feature Layer with all layers included.


    Correct me if I'm wrong... but I would assume that this could be specified in the item_properties described in the content manager section ArcGIS API for Python guide:


    arcgis.gis module — arcgis 1.0.1 documentation 


    It seems simple to delete features of a layer, or to delete the feature layer collection itself, but to delete a layer that is a part of a feature layer collection (or specify which layers to include) is not an easy task.