Web AppBuilder Query Widget URL Link

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04-23-2015 01:37 PM
MarkBushyeager
New Contributor III

The Query widget in the Web AppBuilder has a Special Type results option that seems to allow creation of a web link.  I can't get it to work.  My referenced feature has a text field that includes various URLs.  I can make the links work from a feature pop-up, but can't get it to work in the query.  When I go back to examine the settings on the query, the Special Type has reverted to "none".  Is there some trick to make this work?

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Mark,

   There is a bug in the Query Widget UI where changes to the special type are not actually written to the json. The work around is to manually make the changes in the config_Query.json

Here is a thread that discusses that bug:

Query Widget Result Item Contents

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Mark,

   There is a bug in the Query Widget UI where changes to the special type are not actually written to the json. The work around is to manually make the changes in the config_Query.json

Here is a thread that discusses that bug:

Query Widget Result Item Contents

MarkBushyeager
New Contributor III

Stan, thanks for the very quick response. I’ll give it a try and post the outcome. Thanks again.

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MarkBushyeager
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Robert, thanks!

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
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Mark,

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MalcolmEchaluce
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Robert,

Manually changing the specialType in the config_Query.json doesn't seem to be working for me.  It remains regular text, despite changing to URL.  Is this still a bug without a workaround at the moment?

Thanks!

Malcolm

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RobertScheitlin__GISP
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Malcolm,

   The valid values for special type are "none", "link" and "image".