Deploy Local Offline Data

08-28-2015 03:04 PM
New Contributor III

I am trying to bundle my data as a resource for deployment in an iOS application. The relevant code below writes the .geodatabase to C:/Users/username/ArcGIS/Runtime/Data on my local machine and AppPlayer renders the featureLayers correctly. However, it does not work in the iOS AppPlayer, nor does it work in the deployed iOS application after a Cloud Make. I do see a folder in the Documents of the installed iOS application named myData.geodatabase but is 'zero KB'. I have tried replacing this with a copy of the myData.geodatabase but this apparently is not the correct path to the data as the app still does not render the featureLayers.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.


import ArcGIS.AppFramework 1.0

import ArcGIS.AppFramework.Controls 1.0

import ArcGIS.AppFramework.Runtime 1.0
import ArcGIS.AppFramework.Runtime.Controls 1.0

import ArcGIS.AppFramework.Runtime.Dialogs 1.0

property string runtimePath: AppFramework.userHomeFolder.filePath("ArcGIS/Runtime"

property string dataPath: runtimePath + "/Data"

property string inputGeodatabase: "myData.geodatabase"

property string outputGeodatabase: dataPath + "/" + inputGeodatabase

Geodatabase {

          id: attachmentGdb

          path: copyLocalData(inputGeodatabase)

          onValidChanged: {

                    if (valid) {

                         var gdbtables = gdb.geodatabaseFeatureTables;

                         for(var i in gdbtables) {

                               console.log (gdbtables[i].tableName);





function copyLocalData(dataPath) {


          resourceFolder.copyFile(inputGeodatabase, outputGeodatabase);

          return outputGeodatabase



Copy the data to the Runtime folder... Note the use of the ":/qml" prefix.  AppStudio project files are packaged in a resource file named qml.qrc with a prefix of "qml"


FileFolder {

          id: resourceFolder

          path: AppFramework.player === null ? ":/qml" : "./"


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Esri Contributor

Hi Patrick,

Can you please try if your app works with the below copyLocalData function.

App {
    id: app
    width: 640
    height: 480

   function copyLocalData() {
        app.folder.copyFile(inputGeodatabase, outputGeodatabase);
        return outputGeodatabase

The root object of all AppStudio apps is the App object. It contains a property called folder which is the current app's folder path. app.folder works both in AppPlayer and stand alone apps built with Cloud Make.

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on Android (and Windows7, and it should be everywhere) I've manged the right path for data with help of


function. I can't find online help, but ​settings is property of ​App object from AppStudio Framework.

This settings is read from json file, which is on Android on <device specifik>/ArcGIS/AppStudio/Settings/<app_id>.json

app_id hash string can be found in iteminfo.json in the folder of the app with key id.

So my code in app looks like:

    Geodatabase {         id: localData         path: app.settings.value("gdbData")     }

where "gdbData" is the key in my setting json.

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