It would be nice to have "Export to SHP" or "Export to GDB" options with WAB Select Widget, as available json and geojson options are not most used formats for geodata transfer.
Export to .shp for query and selection results in Portal is essential and very frustrating not having it - Portal is so close yet so far in usability when sticking to a COTS.
It allows users to create data that can be sent to external clients who don't understand/ can't user .json. It also means the queries and selections can be added back in to later sessions or other apps via the "add data" tool.
This option would make the whole widget and, in effect, a webmap app, a whole lot more useful, effective, handy to use. Please add this option!!!! For our users this is a go / nogo decisive factor.
We have a need for the Select widget to support export to shapefile to support Wildland Fire response workflows.
For reference, you may find some alternatives:
- There is a Screening widget that may provide this and and other nice functionality, but if you have overlapping features and need to export a single feature it may not work, as in our case.
- The Analysis widget can be set to Extract, but the output will be exported to the user's ArcGIS Online account, not downloaded to their device, and they need to have a series of privileges like a Publisher.
We were attached to the existing #ENH-000114908 [Enhancement] Adding export shapefile functionality to the Select widget. through Esri Technical Support.
Regarding #ENH-000114908 [Enhancement] Adding export shapefile functionality to the Select widget.:
Zahina Khan relayed to us that "the Select widget will not be able to export data to shapefile"
The following work-around was provided by Esri development:
We're looking to support emergency response (wildland fire suppression)where we'll have field users on mobile devices with limited connectivity and demands on their time, who are not in a publisher role. The work-around is not feasible for a few reasons - it is not simple or efficient, requiring many steps to eventually download a feature as a shapefile, and users will not have this as an option given their roles.
Agreed, this would be highly useful.
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