Plugin Datasource support for Layout Map Series

04-06-2020 10:38 AM
New Contributor III

I have a custom Plugin Point Datasource which seems to work properly with, zoom, pan, attributes, symbolization etc, however when I try to use it in a MapSeries the "Best Fit" option is greyed out, thus only allowing for a predefined extent. I want to create a page for each row zoomed to its proper extent, but for some reason this is not possible.


Does anyone know if this a limitation of the SDK and PluginData architecture or do I need to maybe implement another interface or something? Maybe a bug? Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Esri Regular Contributor

Hello James,

I believe this is as expected.  You should get the same behavior with standard point feature classes.  With Map Series in Pro we allow point feature classes to be used but to derive an extent we need a center point AND a scale to generate an extent.  That scale can be a constant or driven from a field.

Please correct me if I'm misunderstanding,

Jeff - Layout Team

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