Collector custom url when there are multiple offline areas

05-28-2020 04:07 PM
Occasional Contributor III

I would like to launch a Collector web map from an external application.  This particular webmap allows offline areas.

When I use the url

It seems to open fine if I have 1 offline area, but if I have 2, just testing from Safari, I get an error:
Unable to Open Area
Open the desired offline area and try again
Is this a known issue?  Is there any plan to address this?
It seems like if there is more than one area, then you could just dump someone into the map page to choose which offline area they want to open.  Or, I suppose, figure it out by extent if you pass a "center" parameter, to be fancy.
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Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Jake,


Sorry for the late reply. Have you tested this in Field Maps? The error message may be expected. When there are multiple areas, there is no way to identify which one to open, as the URL is only passing the parent web map ID (there is no way to specify a specific area ID). Try opening the area you want, then following the link again. It should take you to the area you want and proceed with any other parameters that were passed. 

In short, the area needs to either be the only offline area for the given map or the "Current" map. Does this method work for you?




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