What happened to overwrite in ArcGIS Online?

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01-05-2022 08:24 AM
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Ann123
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What happened to the "overwrite" option in ArcGIS online feature layers?  I recall (possibly incorrectly?) that in the Update Data option, there were 2 options - Append Data or Overwrite Data.  Now there's only one: Append data. 

We have a hosted feature layer that is the source for a Web Mapping Application.  The feature layer includes a lot of styling and pop-ups, etc.  Rather than re-create it all over again with our updated data, (or spending a lot of time deleting duplicate records) we'd rather just overwrite the existing hosted feature layer and replace with our new one.  Yes - all the fields are the same, so technically styling and formatting should be the same.  

None of the identified issues about why Overwrite won't appear in "Manage hosted feature layers - ArcGIS Online Help | Documentation" holds in our case.   

Any suggestions?  Thank you!

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JohnCodd2
New Contributor III

Is it possible that the link below is like your scenario?

https://support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000023965

And there is always more on the topic.  Here is a page you may have already visited: https://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/manage-data/manage-hosted-feature-layers.htm#ESRI_SECTION1_1...

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Ann123
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Thank you for your reply!  Yes, we looked at both of those.  None of the scenarios described that could cause issues are true in this case.  There was a join used to create the hosted feature layer initially, but it was saved as a new layer, so according to what is written about that, that shouldn't make a difference.  

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ZoeBroek
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Interesting case! Do you use ArcGIS Pro? You can try to overwrite from Pro first? If that doesn't work it might be easier to make a copy of the layer (only  if all configurations, popups etc., are done on the feature layer itself and not in any webmap)  then truncate the data from the copy and then append the refreshed data. Then reupload to ArcGIS Online. 

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skunkpup
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To begin, you might attempt to replace the Pro version. If that fails, it may be simpler to build a clone of the layer, truncate the data from the copy, and then add the refreshed data (but only if all customizations, popups, etc., are done on the feature layer itself and not in any web map).

happy wheels

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