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Is anyone else having issues loading their layers at the moment?

10-09-2022 06:22 PM
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New Contributor

As of today I can't get any of my layers to load. I'll try and open a map with multiple feature layers, I'll get a message saying that one of the layers couldn't load but none of the layers will load. 

So I thought I'd try to create a layer to do some trouble shooting, I'll create a point feature layer, go to the data tab to create some inputs but the page will remain blank except for a little red box that just says error.

Lastly, I went to the Online Health Dashboard to see if any of the services are down but they are all up.


Anyone having similar issues?

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MVP Regular Contributor

If the issue occurs sporadically, for layers you own, to new maps, and the layer otherwise works (i.e. not a recently uploaded csv that may have data conversion issues) you may be seeing service disruption. Easiest way is to add the layer to a new map and reload the page. See if it works sometimes but not always. 

These approaches help rules out a number of conventional reasons a layer won't load in a map e.g. data issues, or the layer has become unshared. 

With this, send an email to esri support identifying that it is a suspected service disruption issue in the subject title. Include the service URLs and ideally share publicly accessible ones so the initial triaging analyst can test. Let them know what you have tested i.e. help them rule out that it is not a conventional issue. Advanced captures like fiddler/http traffic or dev tools console errors may help. The service URL is very important even if it's not shared as it includes the server hive number.

This will then get passed to the Esri outage team for review and resolution. If it impacts a majority of users it will then be updated on the ArcGIS Online Health Dashboard. Not all service issues are placed here.

This is the fastest and only way end-users can notify and resolve issues like this. Esri will have automatic health checks in place that will pick up issues. You reaching out to support helps expedite this identification, track the users impacted, as well as sort out issues that are actually client configuration. The above information will help expedite it through the Esri triaging system. There are a lot of reasons a layer cannot be added to a map, and Esri support will want to check these for isolated reports before just shipping all issues to the outage team.

Hope this helps. I think posting here is less valuable as the community (esri staff and public) aren't in a great position to help outside of maybe looking at one of the conventional causes. The majority of users won't share the same server hives and by the time we're having active discussion here it'll likely be up on the health dashboard or even just resolved....

Feel free to share more on the configuration and behaviour you are seeing if you want confirmation that it's not a configuration issue.

New Contributor

We're having issues with ArcGIS online too! It's not behaving normally. The layer is not loading/displaying in the App or Dashboard as it should be. It works when you reset the history of browser and restart pc but minute later, the issue comes back.

MVP Regular Contributor

Thanks for sharing Krister. Would recommend adding the layers to a new map, refreshing it, they will likely be hit/miss with loading.

Then flick an email to Esri with the subject potential service disruption, your screenshots/findings, and service URLs.