QueryFeatures does not populate all attributes

12-06-2011 05:38 AM
Occasional Contributor II
I can't seem to get FeatureLayer.queryFeatures() working... Here' s my code (stripped down to the essentials):

var q:Query=new Query();
q.geometry=new Polygon([points], mainMap.spatialReference); // this is a small buffer around a clicked point

var fl:FeatureLayer=GetMyFeatureLayer();
fl.addEventListener(FeatureLayerEvent.QUERY_FEATURES_COMPLETE, featureLayerQueryComplete);
fl.queryFeatures(q, null);
When the query is executed I use Firebug to examine the actual request. This tells me that

  1. Outfields is set correctly, also if I specify a subsets of fields, e.g. ["field1", "field2"]

  2. returnGeometry is always set to true, even if I set it to false

  3. All requested field values are returned

When I examine the result values in the featureLayerQueryComplete event handler, only the objectid and the display field attributes are set.
private function featureLayerQueryComplete(event:FeatureLayerEvent):void
    var feature:Graphic=event.featureSet.features[0];

Why can't I set returnGeometry to false?
Why are some fields not populated?
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Occasional Contributor II
I have some more information:

Before adding the FeatureLayer to the map, I set it's outFields to ["*"]. Now queryFeatures() populates all attributes properly, at least the ones that I set in the Query's outFields.

The only question remaining is why the geometry is returned, even though query.returnGeometry is set to false.
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MVP Esteemed Contributor

   The fact that the geometry is returned when the return fields is set to * has been addressed in ArcGIS Server 10. You will have to deal with this undesired behavior until you upgrade your server.
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Occasional Contributor II
Thanks, that's good to know.
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Esri Regular Contributor
FeatureLayer.queryFeatures() always returns geometry since it tries to return the features it has already loaded if they satisfy the query and they will have geometries so that can be shown on the map.
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Occasional Contributor II
So it seems.

Still, if I explicitly set returnGeometry = false I'd expect no geometries to be returned.
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