UPDATE Excel sheet updates Feature Layer

Idea created by jayrlarsenAZ on Aug 8, 2017
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    AGOL should allow update functionality of Hosted Feature Service Layers that were created with Excel sheets.

     

    Currenlty, if you upload an Excel or CSV, geocode it, and turn it into a Hosted Feature Service Layer, you can update the sheet itself with the UPDATE button, but the Hosted Feature Service Layer does not change.

     

    So, if you have a common workflow around a shared layer of store sites, etc, that are updated, you have to do it by hand in Hosted Layer, or make "yearly" or "version-ed" layers from continually uploading new Excel sheets.

     

    This latter workflow means that all maps that you want to show the "stores" or whatever in have to be re-setup with the new data.

     

    I know you can do "update" from desktop, but we are an all AGOL/BAO shop.  Seems like a glaring missing piece, really.  I thought it was demo'd at UC last year, but that must have been from desktop only.  Meanwhile, this year, the big demo was for tiles made from a layer auto-sensing a change in the underlying layer and tripping an update of the tiles.  So, clearly ESRI knows this workflow is common, and should wish to automate it.