Getting Field Aliases to Show in Web Map

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04-10-2018 10:23 AM
New Contributor III

Hi,

I've successfully edited the field aliases for a hosted feature service. However the changes do not seem to be propagating through to web maps that are using the service, even if I set a refresh for the layer and clear my browser cache. If I add the layer in again to a web map the aliases are displayed correctly in the attribute table and when you configure the pop-ups. 

So how do I get the aliases to show in existing web maps without having to add and reconfigure the layers? 

Cheers

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Frequent Contributor II

Did you share the service again after making the changes. publish as it were

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New Contributor III

I did try that but it had no effect.

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Esri Frequent Contributor

HI Lorne,

Where did you update the alias' and how did you publish your service? Is it a hosted service? Did you update the alias' in the layer, on the service or in the web map?

-Kelly

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New Contributor III

Hi Kelly,

I updated the aliases using ArcGIS Online Assistant, the service is hosted and was published via ArcMap.

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New Contributor II

I'm not sure if you're still looking for a solution but this worked for me.

I had the same issue as you, it looks like on a web map the "Alias" field only works for pop-ups. If you want to change the name of a field when people look at the data in a table format instead of pop-up, you need to change the "Display Field".

Set Display Field section on this page worked

https://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/manage-data/work-with-fields.htm 

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