Allow for Searching & Viewing Content Based on Categories in Pro

Idea created by mandalorian on Apr 16, 2019
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    • zach.robinson_sm.gov
    • pixistix
    • ramseysaad
    • rhitt
    • mandalorian
    • corr

    In ArcGIS Online/Portal, when adding content, you can search/view content based on the categories. To do so...

    Add > Search for Layers > Click My Content and switch to My Groups > Click the Filter icon > Click one of your Groups > Expand Group Categories > Select one of your groups. Now the content is filtered to only show 16 layers that meet this criteria:

     

    This makes searching for content much easier since we organize the data in our EGDB in a similar fashion.

    However, when you're in ArcGIS Pro this option is NOT available. You only have the option to select a Group:

     

    And then it's a 'kitchen sink' approach from there.. No filtering (other than search) or categories available. You have to scroll through all the content:

     

     

    This is problematic for users that can remember the Category name, but not the actual layer name. As I approach getting my organization to buy into ArcGIS Pro and service-oriented workflows, this may seem small but big for our end-users.