AGOL: Short URL on Overview Page for Items

08-30-2016 04:06 PM
Status: Open
MVP Esteemed Contributor

First, implement Provide shortened URL for apps‌ if it hasn't been already.

Second, provide the short URL for an item on the Overview page for that item.


  • Short URLs are generated/available for certain items but not others. 
  • URLs are generally unwieldy in AGOL, and short URLs represent an efficient way to share URLs for AGOL items.
  • For items where short URLs are generated/available, accessing the short URL is typically unnecessarily cumbersome.

Given that a short URL is a URL, which is a form of unique identifier for the item, it makes sense to make accessing the URL as simple and straightforward as possible.  I propose adding the short URL to the Overview page for an item, but I am open to other ideas that don't make users open items and click on multiple buttons to get a short URL.