Add and remove layers to existing hosted feature service without affecting existing data and configurations

02-18-2021 08:56 AM
Status: Open
MVP Regular Contributor

This is likely a repeat idea, but I was having trouble finding exactly what I was looking for. I would like the ability to be able to add and remove layers to existing hosted feature services in ArcGIS Online without affecting the existing data and configurations (i.e. symbology and pop-up configurations). This would be helpful for data organization and management.

For example, I published a hosted feature service for habitat type monitoring. There is a unique layer for each habitat type because each habitat type requires a unique field schema. I published the layer and configured it in the web map, but then I was told that we needed to add an additional habitat type for this years round of monitoring. It would be nice to be able to add that to the existing service so everything could "stay in one place" rather than publish a new service just for that one habitat type. 



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This functionality would be extremely helpful.  

I have encountered a similar example repeatedly; having to add additional project data (say soils or wetland areas) for my field users.  In which case, I've had to overwrite existing services for those projects to add those layers. On the other hard, some feature services I have published, have layers that I would like to remove from the feature service entirely, because they're out of date and/or not pertinent anymore, without having to either 1. remove the that specific layer from every web map that I use the feature service in or 2. republish the service with out that layer.

Great idea!