Configure Search in Nearby App

09-10-2020 05:03 PM
New Contributor

I am using the Nearby configurable app to map point data published from a Google sheet. I want the user to be able to search the points within the app by multiple fields. However, when I go to set up what layers to search by, the point layer published from Google is not an option (See images. The layer I want is "pub"). 

Is the Nearby app configured to be searchable from a published .csv? I am assuming not since the layer is not an option. Has anyone else had this same issue or know a work around?

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Esri Contributor

Hi Kristin,

The search configuration widget within the Nearby app's configuration panel only supports feature layers. One approach is to take your .csv file and publish the data as a hosted feature layer. From there, you can add your hosted feature layer to the map and configure the feature layer search source within the search configuration. 

Here's a great blog article on how to publish your data as a hosted feature layer: Turn Raw Data into a Feature Layer 

I hope this helps!