Blank String Field Disables Adding Attachments

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11-28-2019 12:21 AM
OrloDennison
New Contributor III

Hi

I have a feature layer with attachments enabled for editing. The feature layer includes a required (no null value) string field that is blank for users to provide necessary details/comments. When I edit the layer and add text to this blank string field - the addition of attachments fail. But if i apply a default answer for this field and/or a choice list, the attachments work. 

 

I experienced this same behavior with feature layers and layer views.

Anyone else seeing this type of behavior?

Thanks,

Orlo

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Peter_Klingman
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Hi Orlo,

I noticed that you had a Technical Support case a while back for this question. To follow up for others who might come across this thread:

The issue here is a known limit of hosted feature layers with the Add Features editing capability only. The workarounds are to enable updates, and use a time-based layer definition to make the features invisible after a short period of time or close the Attribute Editor window button and relaunch to add the attachments. 

Thanks,

-Peter

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OrloDennison
New Contributor III

I managed to replicate this error using another ArcGIS Online organisation account. I created a new point feature layer with a blank non-nullable string field. When I edit the feature in a web map and select an attachment the image name remains greyed out. If you click on the feature after the edit has been applied it obviously shows no attachments.

But what's even more confusing is that I can go back and re-edit the same feature and add the exact same attachment with no issue.

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Peter_Klingman
Esri Regular Contributor

Hi Orlo,

I noticed that you had a Technical Support case a while back for this question. To follow up for others who might come across this thread:

The issue here is a known limit of hosted feature layers with the Add Features editing capability only. The workarounds are to enable updates, and use a time-based layer definition to make the features invisible after a short period of time or close the Attribute Editor window button and relaunch to add the attachments. 

Thanks,

-Peter

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OrloDennison
New Contributor III

Hi Peter

Thanks for this response. 

Cheers,

Orlo

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