Retain relavent label properties when loading an ArcGIS Desktop map to ArcGIS Online

Idea created by lygismav on Jun 21, 2019
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    • kmsagis

    When sharing a map from ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap or ArcGIS pro), I noticed that the feature symbology is retained, however the label properties are not.  When I asked about this I was told the label engine in ArcGIS Online is different from the label engine in ArcGIS Desktop.  I realize the label engine in ArcGIS Online is much more simplistic than the Desktop label engines, however should it not be easy to retain the relevant label properties?

     

    Properties that could be retained from ArcMap / ArcPro

    • Label Field
    • Label Size
    • Bold, Italic, Underline
    • Halo properties
    • Visible range

    Cavats

    • If there are several label classes then perhaps only the default class properties would be retained
    • The label would need to be based on a single field, and could not contain complex expressions.