Setting up Collector to sync to the server.

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02-08-2016 05:21 PM
KathleenWallis
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Can someone point me to the correct workflow to set up a collector but yet have edits sync back to my server? I have Server 10.2.2. I have published a collector app in the past but only via ArcGIS online. How do I make sure edits and updates get posted back to the server? Do publish a Collector WebApp builder from my server (if there is such a thing in WebApp builder) or do I publish collector app from a file gdb (or shapfile for there is only one layer in my collector app) that I have posted up to ArcGIS online and then do a python script to sync changes back to server, or...? There are just so may options and setting this 1st one up right will save time in subsequent maps.
THANK YOU

Katy

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DerekLaw
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Hi Kathleen,

Q) Can someone point me to the correct workflow to set up a collector but yet have edits sync back to my server?

High level steps:

  • Start with data stored as feature classes in an enterprise geodatabase
  • Publish this content as a feature service from your ArcGIS Server instance
  • Add the feature service to a web map in ArcGIS Online, save the web map.
  • Use Collector for ArcGIS, sign into your ArcGIS Online organization and access the web map.
  • Start editing and collecting data.

FYI, there is a nice tutorial here,

Tutorial: Perform web editing using data from an enterprise geodatabase—Documentation | ArcGIS for S...

Also, some good info in the Collector for ArcGIS help documentation,

Create maps—Collector for ArcGIS | ArcGIS

Hope this helps,