Dynamically Update Shapefile from Teams Excel File

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03-30-2021 11:28 AM
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Kelin_Field
New Contributor II

My newest project is to find a way to use our Microsoft Teams Excel file to dynamically/automatically control the styled color of our shapefiles in our online map.

Desired Function:  Teams member changes the "Status" column of an easement within Excel file in Teams which then updates the color of the easement in the ArcGIS Online map.

I know this can be done manually by exporting and amending files to our ArcGIS portal and I also know this can be done with ArcGIS Server.  I am looking for a script or process that can automate this as much as possible without going overboard and having to get Server as we only need color/status changes to be read from our Excel progress tracker.  Syncs between the SharePoint Excel file and the map don't need to be instantaneous.

I was assuming since the Excel file is hosted online and is already "live" so to speak, that new data would be updated when the map was refreshed but cannot find a good way to point ArcGIS to the hosted excel file and pull the specific column from the sheet in order to join it with my shapefiles.

 

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SarahHartholt
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I've had some luck using maps for office! Once you have it installed, you can connect to features hosted on ArcGIS online. My coworker sent me an excel sheet containing a table of values including an ID field that matches up with an attribute in the AGOL feature layer. I created a map in excel, made it accessible to my coworker and they edit the status field. Once the updates are made they can overwrite the layer in AGOL. As a bonus, you can see the polygon colors change as the status is updated in excel BEFORE publishing the layer.

see screen shots here: Re: Connecting Excel Table to Arcgis Pro - Esri Community

Hopefully this works in teams!

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Kelin_Field
New Contributor II

Thanks Sarah!  I have been waiting to try out maps for Office but I have been having trouble with Esri getting me a download link.  We have a Creator license so we have access to maps for Office but they cannot seem to get us a way to install it.

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