Import Symbology to Hosted Feature Service or Hosted View in AGOL

03-12-2019 01:33 PM
Status: Open
Occasional Contributor II

Similar button to Import... on the Symbology tab of the Layer Properties in ArcMap, but directly applicable in AGOL

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I just came to the ideas forum to post something like this! Would be great to import a layer file to set symbology etc, and would save so much time when creating view layers.


Yes please.

by Anonymous User

Yes. We would like this functionality as well.

The official answer is "no" That is a significant barrier to hosting data on AGOL.  Which is costing Esri lost revenue (opportunity cost)

There is a way apparently:

Just needs a button on an Item page to do this script, above.

Uniform symbology would also help:

by Anonymous User

I don't see how the "way" does what the original requestor asked for--importing symbology (not just updating it). Did I miss something? 


Stunning omission from AGOL functionality IMO. Iterating and updating layers in longer term projects is made sooooo much more tedious by needing to apply customized symbols manually every time a layer in a web map is replaced with an updated version.


I also second this functionality. It's a bit backwards to be able to edit hosted features directly in Pro, but not have the ability to change its symbology. 


Agree with all of the above. If I'm making a map in Arc Online, it's because I wanted to make a map in Arc Online - not because I wanted to go back and forth between Online and Pro. Stunning omission indeed.


Yes Please.
I primarily work in cross-organizational collaboration, and when receiving data from a collaborator to host It would be BEST if I could leverage the data owner's preferred symbology.


I support the request of the OP, if its possible to program in AGOL.

Use Case: Pulling hosted features off AGOL for modification of domains /  subtypes / fields etc.. in ArcPro then rehosting as a new HFL.

Desired workflow: existing HFL in AGOL could be used to symbolize the newly hosted / updated HFL in AGOL.  Ideally this option would be on the visualization tab and also available in the new Map Viewer.



This would be a useful feature, I support it.