I have a map url using the query parameter to go to a given selected feature (the value of the feature is passed from a script). The application first draws the default map extent and then changes to the queried feature extent. How do I have it skip the map's default extent and go straight to the selected feature:
It might help if you could clarify, which app in Portal for ArcGIS are you using? Is it one of the configurable app templates? or a Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS app? Which release of Portal for ArcGIS are you using?
If it is Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, you may want to take a look at this help topic,
Hope this helps,