Arcade - Return Layer Name (AGOL)

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08-23-2019 02:16 AM
DavidFotheringham1
New Contributor III

I am looking for a way to return the layer name (as seen in the table of contents) using Arcade in a popup in AGOL.

Reason - I have 60+ individual study areas and when a user clicks on one it would be nice to have the pop up tell them which one it is. Each study area only has 1 feature in it. The attributes do not, currently, contain the study area name.

Solution 1 - add a field for each study area and include the name for easy pop up

Solution 2 - find out if Arcade can do it already

I know solution 1 will work but I am more intrigued to understand Arcade better and see if this is a function exists!

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XanderBakker
Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi David Fotheringham ,

I was expecting to find a name property on the $layer object, but there doesn't seem to be one. I assume the optimal option would be to work with a single feature layer and the additional attribute to hold the study area for each feature. 

You can use a python script to merge them together and add the additional attribute and publish the feature layer again. 

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XanderBakker
Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi David Fotheringham ,

I was expecting to find a name property on the $layer object, but there doesn't seem to be one. I assume the optimal option would be to work with a single feature layer and the additional attribute to hold the study area for each feature. 

You can use a python script to merge them together and add the additional attribute and publish the feature layer again. 

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DavidFotheringham1
New Contributor III

Thanks Xander Bakker‌. Glad it was not just me that could not find a 'name' property. I'll revert back just updating the layers with a 'name' field directly.