I went through the training exercise, well and good, it worked. I created a second very simple map with two point shapefiles with simple attribute tables. Saved my map. Wouldn't open on iOS devices in Collector for ArcGIS (doesn't even appear on the list of available maps). Web said I needed to make my layers editable. So I did. Still not working. Went back to double check and THE ABILITY TO SET EDITING WAS GONE (See screenshot). Logged out and in. Again. Went back, THE ABILITY TO SET EDITING RETURNED (See second screenshot) and the layers showed as editable, but still, the map doesn't appear in the list of available maps on the iOS devices. I went back to the map created in the training exercise, added the new shapefiles, double checked that they are set as editable. The map does appear in the list, and does open, but those to shapefiles do not.
What are I doing wrong?
I've seen this before. When a webmap is created with a feature layer that is uneditable you need to open the map and save it again, after the feature layer is changed to allow editing.
So, you have a webmap not showing up in Collector because the initial feature layer was uneditable. Do the following:
Actually, I had already changed the settings to allow edit. Maddeningly,
sometimes that ability was and sometimes was not available. But the first
time it was available, I enabled editing, and the second time, I confirmed
that editing was enabled. As I said in my post, still no cigar. But
oddly, several hours later, after no effort on my part, the data did show
up on the iToys.
I just got off a session with ESRI where the technician did a screen share
to look at my setup. His take was the problem was that I had added a
shapefile, and he coached me through adding a feature service through
ArcGIS Desktop. That seems to work, at least for now. He was unable to
explain either why the functionality is available to add a shapefile, if
I'm not supposed to do that, nor why after several hours it did work
anyway. He repeatedly told me that I can't make shapefiles editable, only
feature services, and seemed not to understand that Saturday I had both
made the shapefiles editable and edited them on the iToys, with the changes
eventually appearing on ArcGIS Online.
All this occurred hours after me sending the question, or I wouldn't have
I'm wanting really badly to like this. So far it is kinda hard....
Who knows? All I know is, several hours after submitting the question, I
was able to edit from my iToys, without further action on my part.
Supposing I were to do such a thing, where would I find the map setting
Thanks, that worked.
What is typical lag time to sync iToys? I went to ArcGIS online & deleted
all my blundering play toys from Saturday & added the data as a feature
service from ArcGIS Desktop, and created a new map with full editing
privileges, per Danny's instruction in the screen-share session this
morning. It has been maybe half an hour. My iPhone shows two of
Saturday's projects but not today's. The iPad shows all four of
Saturday's, but not today's. I've turned off the "push only" button, and
both toys are connected to WiFi.
To refresh the Collector App, I double-press the Home button on the iPad, swipe up or down to close the Collector App, go back to the Home screen, re-enter the Collector app and you should get a Refresh of your maps.