Why is "Copy" feature no longer an option in Collector App?

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04-06-2016 12:07 PM
RyanNosek
Occasional Contributor II

Version 10.3.7 (regardless of OS platform) of Collector App no longer has the option to "Copy" a feature. This functionality was critical for one of our field projects (using the Local Government Information Model, nonetheless), which depends on coincident geometries in order to run the Attribute Inspector tool and assign FACILITYID's and relate Signs to a Pole.  Regardless, this "copy feature" functionality was the only way to "snap" features in the field using Collector App. Why was this feature taken away at 10.3.7, after having it in Collector for so long? Is this just an oversight, or is there another way to snap or copy features in Collector app that I am not aware of? If it is an oversight, please re-include this in your next release of Collector App.

Screenshots (that we were using in our Training Materials for our Inventory) of the previous release of Collector App that included this functionality.

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MiaogengZhang
Esri Regular Contributor

Can you check if you are trying to copy the feature that is part of related table? Copy functionality is not available for related table.

RyanNosek
Occasional Contributor II

Thanks for your reply Miaogeng - The feature does participate in a relationship class, 1:many with a table.

So although we just want to "Copy... at the same location, Different feature, copy location", this is being blocked because the feature class has a related table?

Any plans to include this functionality, or snapping in general, in Collector App? 

Also, could not find this limitation/functionality anywhere in Esri's documentation. Please send a link if it does, otherwise may want to include a note somewhere in the Collector App/Preparing Data sections so others with similar workflows don't find out the hard way as well.

https://doc.arcgis.com/en/collector/android/collect-data/add-a-feature.htm or

https://doc.arcgis.com/en/collector/android/create-maps/faqs-create-map.htm#anchor3

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MiaogengZhang
Esri Regular Contributor

This issue is in our backlog. We will also try to improve the doc about this first. Thanks for your suggestion.

RyanNosek
Occasional Contributor II

Thanks for the info Miaogeng!  Hope to see this bug fixed in the next release of Collector. Thanks

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CharmaleeSandanayake1
New Contributor III

My organization also uses the copy feature functionality a lot. We also ran into this issue when trying to copy features with relationship classes. As we are moving towards using related tables more being able to copy features would save a lot of time when collecting.

Thanks for bringing up this issue.