Reporting Configurable Web Application in ArcGIS Online

04-22-2016 08:59 AM
Status: Open
Occasional Contributor III
I have found many users wondering how they can view the data they have gathered with Collector/Survey123. This is very easy when you have basic data as you can view it in a table/on the map with popups/using charts via Operations Dashboard/Web AppBuilder/ArcMap/ArcGIS Pro. However, for more complex data this can be hard to achieve, for example with related data and attachments. This kind of data is becoming more and more popular with Survey123 as it provides a very simple interface to create this kind of data. A Reporting Configurable Web Application in ArcGIS Online would simplify the reporting aspect of this. It would input a feature layer, and have a number of functionalities:

Section One - Display summary of data
  • This could be configured to display whatever fields are necessary using various chart types
  • It would include charting information for each field from the configured feature service much like what is offered via the Survey123 website/charts configured in Operations Dashboard/ArcGIS Pro/ArcMap
Section Two - Display each feature one at at time
  • For each feature, have a small map with it's location
  • Also display a list of attribute data related to that particular feature      
    • If there is related data associated with the feature, list all of these records
  • If there are photo attachments display these
Section Three/Throughout - Option to export the report as a PDF or Excel Document
  • First section displays summary of charting data, and perhaps even generates Excel charts
  • Subsequent sections display individual results from each feature in the feature service including photos and related records

A few of these features have started to appear in the website, specifically with respect to viewing related records and attachments.  We've introduced a new Data tab on the item details page of feature layers that allows you to view the field attributes, properties, related records and attachments. Check out this blog for additional information:

The new Data tab: More than just a table (June 2016) | ArcGIS Blog

On the Data tab, you can navigate the individual records in the feature layer and view the related records. And not just one level; if there are nested relationships, you can navigate those as well.


The Crowdsource Manager web app template supports the first two workflows, and exporting to CSV is available from the item details page of the layer.


Can you get to the items details page of a layer through a webappbuilder application?


You could include a link to the item details page in an area of text in a WAB app, for example in the splash page text.


It can also be found via the Layer List widget by clicking on the three dots to the right of the layer in question.


Survey123 Custom Form Report Templates provide for Section 2 of this idea.