Unable to manage feature templates in ArcGIS Online

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02-02-2022 01:30 PM
NickRobles
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I have an automated process (using arcpy of course)  that will create a service draft and publish a feature class from a gdb successfully. Once the service is up, I can edit existing features and play around with related records in ArcGIS Online and Field Maps. However,  when I try to add new features I am unable to because of a default value conflicting with an existing value in the feature class, even though I tried to save with a different value. 

I understand that this can be remedied in the feature class' feature template in Desktop as well as Map Viewer Classic, but I am having a couple of issues I was wondering if I could get some help with: 

 

1) According to this link: 
https://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/manage-data/manage-feature-templates.htm

I should be able to manage feature templates in Map Viewer. But when I try to load a feature service into a map and click on "Edit", the "Manage" button does not appear. I understand that I can only see this button if I am the owner or admin, but I am not clear on what that means. Is the owner the person that published the service or the one that adds it to the map? When I try to set the sharing properties to the admin only and have to log in to view the layer in map viewer, I am still not able to see the "Manage" button. Additionally, adding it to a map in ArcGIS Online Content under a different account does not allow me to see the "Manage" button either. 

 

2) Is there a way to add an empty feature template programatically using arcpy or editing the service somehow?

 

EDIT: I should also mention that the layer is on one of our ArcGIS Servers and I am adding the layer to the map by using the feature service link. I am also not able to add the feature service to my ArcGIS Online content due to a generic error when trying to add it. 

 

Additionally this service was published on a 10.6.1 server

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AaronPulver
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You can only change templates and types in Map Viewer Classic and Field Maps if the layer is a hosted feature layer. Since your layer is not a hosted feature layer (it's hosted by a separate ArcGIS Server) you cannot change them.

You need to modify the templates in ArcMap or Pro and then re-publish (overwrite) your feature service.

For hosted feature layers, you can script this or make modifications directly at the REST endpoint via updateDefinition. This is not possible for non-hosted feature layers. I'm not sure if you can automate this with arcpy prior to publishing.

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NickRobles
New Contributor II

Also, when open in Field Maps, the templates tab shows the attached pic for the layer

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AaronPulver
Esri Regular Contributor

You can only change templates and types in Map Viewer Classic and Field Maps if the layer is a hosted feature layer. Since your layer is not a hosted feature layer (it's hosted by a separate ArcGIS Server) you cannot change them.

You need to modify the templates in ArcMap or Pro and then re-publish (overwrite) your feature service.

For hosted feature layers, you can script this or make modifications directly at the REST endpoint via updateDefinition. This is not possible for non-hosted feature layers. I'm not sure if you can automate this with arcpy prior to publishing.

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NickRobles
New Contributor II

Thanks for the response Aaron. Based on your reply I would think that there is no way to change the service definition to get this working on a non-hosted layer after it has been published?

 

EDIT: OOPS just saw your mention about not being able to do it on non-hosted layers. Thanks!

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