City Engine Webviewer - Comments

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12-17-2014 12:02 PM
MichaelElliott
New Contributor

Hello,

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to download comments from a shared CityEngine Webviewer application to a .txt file or something similar?

Any help would be appreciated.

Mike

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by Anonymous User
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Does Andreas Ulmer‌ know the answer?

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AndreasUlmer
Esri Contributor

Hi Mike

there is no out-of-the-box way to do this.

Can you specify the exact use case for which you would use this? How often, on how many items, ...

If you're into programming, one option could be to use the JS API to grab comments from a portal item, i.e. writing a small javascript application to grab the comments.

Portal | API Reference | ArcGIS API for JavaScript

PortalComment | API Reference | ArcGIS API for JavaScript

best

Andreas

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MichaelElliott
New Contributor

Hi Andreas,

Thanks for your reply.

Unfortunately, I'm not what would be described as 'into programming'......Yet !  Thanks for the suggestion.

In reply to your question, I wanted to download the comments from a Webscene in the event that I would need to archive them.  For example, if I've created something for a public meeting for a specific project and I would need to archive the feedback and perhaps quantify the results (ie, number of respondents, repeat respondents, topics of comments etc).  In a public meeting/public feedback scenario, one might expect any number of comments, depending on how contentious the issue.

Mike

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AndreasUlmer
Esri Contributor

Hi Mike

in case you don't need to do that very often, and it can be a manual process, I recommend to simply copy-paste the comments from the item page, and paste them into a text file for archiving.

Or, with a bit of Excel tricks, you might even be able to paste them into a spreadsheet, and do some quantification.

for example from here:

http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=9c0e319bfaff4d33a0fe2da97c2c3fd7

text pasted into notepad:

farajafri (October 14, 2014)

Nice office location! would like to have this room, please? -- http://bit.ly/1z6Bfq3

amir.cap90 (September 19, 2014)

I want to apply Unique House number in city engine??? How can i do this??? Need help

pkernest (August 14, 2014)

http://www.esri.com -- http://bit.ly/1vKyDwd

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hope that helps

Andreas

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MichaelElliott
New Contributor

Thanks Andreas,

I have toyed with this with varrying degrees of luck.

Mike

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