Web Map does not capture updates applied to associated feature layers, why?

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04-02-2020 12:37 PM
CarlVricella
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I have a web that has a large number of feature layers within it, these layers are all part of the same layer package. 

We had to update the layers and hoping to keep the item id, configurations, layer name, etc the same; We used the overwrite web layer option in ArcGIS Pro (accessed when right clicking the layer) . 

The updated worked and when you look at the layers the update is seen and the item id is not changed; however on the web map which uses this layer, the update did not take place. Curious why this is?

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JonahLay
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Thanks for clarifying. Yes, you are correct. Web maps store pop-ups and symbology separately from web layers. For example, pop-ups stored in the web map will not be updated if the web layer is overwritten with a newly configured pop-up.

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JonahLay
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Hi Carl,

Can you clarify your workflow in a bit more detail? Did you share a web map with data layers from ArcGIS Pro? See Share a web map—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation 

It will help if you outline the steps you took so that we can help narrow down the issue you are facing.

Thanks,

Jonah

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CarlVricella
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The original Web Map with the associated layers was shared to AGOL from ArcGIS Pro. The data in these layers needs to be updated fairly frequently so we are trying to utilize the overwrite web layer function. I think the issue is that the web map, while shared from Pro, was mostly configured on AGOL.

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JonahLay
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Thanks for clarifying. Yes, you are correct. Web maps store pop-ups and symbology separately from web layers. For example, pop-ups stored in the web map will not be updated if the web layer is overwritten with a newly configured pop-up.

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CarlVricella
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So if all configurations are done in pro the overwrite function should work as intended? 

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JonahLay
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The overwrite function works as designed: it overwrites existing web layers. See Overwrite a web feature layer—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation 

(As a side note, we are working on improving the topic to address some of the confusion with overwriting web layers.)

It sounds like you are wanting to "overwrite" or save updates in ArcGIS Pro to a web map. If this is the case, we are working on this functionality. See 

Hope it helps!

Jonah

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