Group layers in arcgis online webappbuilder

05-12-2022 02:57 AM
Status: Open
New Contributor II

Hello I was wondering if ESRI plan to developp a group layers in Webappbuilder soon.

It could be easy  to organise layer by types for exemple 

1. Satelitte

  • Year -1
  • Year -2
  • Year -3
  • ...

2. Shape

  • shape A
  • shape B
  • shape C
  • ...

Group layers will not be coming to WAB. This is functionality supported in the 4.X JS API which is what Experience Builder and Map Viewer are built with.  WAB is built off of the 3.x JS API which does not support group layers and has the same layer support as Map Viewer Classic.


Below is an article that may help, although I can not get step 5 to work in any of the "themes". Originally I was using the billboard theme and it did not work with that one. So I tried the foldable theme and it work, however, this morning I tried it again in the foldable theme and it doesn't work with that one or any other theme. AHHHH the joys of ESRI products....

How To: Display group layers in ArcGIS Web AppBuilder (


Can I ask why you are not using experience builder instead which has GL support?  I would say this support article isnt the best solution and not sure how this handles nested group layers that can be authored in Map Viewer and Pro.


I have recently moved over to experience builder for another project and will likely continue to work in with experience builder. As for nested group layers authored in Map Viewer, it doesn't work whether they are grouped in Map Viewer or they are not grouped in map viewer( just ungrouped two groups in map viewer to see if that was the issue with the map I was working with in web appbuilder). So I agree that experience builder seems to be the way to go. It would be nice if ESRI suggested procedures would actually though. The other thought with the issues I was having with web appbuilder may something is corrupted on my side.