Shortlist Storymap template on ArcGIS Portal

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05-14-2020 05:40 PM
ChrisSnyder3
New Contributor

Hi,

       I’m trying to deploy the Shortlist storymap template on ArcGIS Portal.  I know the app can be Downloaded and hosted as a stand-alone app on your own web server and then listed as an app template for your Portal.  However I’m unsure if I can then use this in a traditional web app template where I can create multiple shortlist story maps.  It would seem this is possible according to the GitHub documentation for hosting multiple stories from one template, storymap-shortlist/README.md at master · Esri/storymap-shortlist · GitHub .  However I called Esri and they stated this wasn’t supported and the app would only reference one shortlist storymap even if the config file is changed to include multiple appIDs.  I’m hoping to get a concrete answer to this to help us move forward by redesigning our app or using ArcGIS online instead.  Thank you.Owen Evans

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OwenGeo
Esri Frequent Contributor

Hi Chris -- The config file does not support multiple ids, but you can feed in different story map item IDs in as URL parameters to view many stories using the same deployment of the app code.

For example, the version of Shortlist hosted on ArcGIS Online is here:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=62eef62250984b188b7512ec8f1caadb 

You can replace the appID in the URL with any valid Shortlist item ID from ArcGIS Online, and you'll see your story data in the app. The same applies to classic apps deployed on enterprise portals.

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps
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ChrisSnyder3
New Contributor

Thanks for the info Owen! So just to confirm, I can use the same Shortlist template on my own web server as a template in ArcGIS Portal and use ArcGIS Online Shortlist AppIds to host multiple shortlist apps and I can use these ArcGIS Online AppIDs in Portal as well? But ArcGIS Portal will not allow me to use the Shortlist web app template hosted on my server to act as a template (similar to other default storymaps with Portal where a use can use those templates to create multiple storymaps in Portall) to host multiple shortlist apps on my ArcGIS Portal without ArcGIS Online? Thanks for your help.Owen Evans

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OwenGeo
Esri Frequent Contributor

You can deploy the template to your enterprise portal so that it will let you use the builder to create Shortlists on your portal from the template gallery. See the instructions here:

https://github.com/Esri/storymap-shortlist/blob/master/README.md#can-i-deploy-shorlist-on-portal-for...  

You'll need to update the sharing URLs to point to your portal instead of ArcGIS.com.

https://github.com/Esri/storymap-shortlist/blob/master/src/app/config.js#L141 

Owen Evans
Lead Product Engineer | StoryMaps
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ChrisSnyder3
New Contributor

Ah ok yes! I read those instructions but they were a little vague and I needed confirmation.  Thanks for the confirmation Owen, really appreciate the help!

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Mark_Johnson
New Contributor II

Totally new to story maps but I've been tasked with deploying something in our Portal that works like the Shortlist. I'm confused as to whether I can download Shortlist and add it to the Portal so it will show up in the Portal > Content > Create > App Using a Template > Build a Story Map list of templates to choose from like Story Map Journal or Story Map Tour?

If that's true, by following those directions:

  • Where do I put the downloaded zip file and/or its contents?
  • I don't see Web App Templates in my Portal > Organization > Settings > Map

Our Portal is 10.8.

Thanks

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MesfinLenth
New Contributor II

You can download the code to host on ArcGIS Portal here: https://github.com/Esri/storymap-shortlist/  or there is the same zip file attached here. 

For more info on shortlist, you can read through the FAQs: https://storymaps-classic.arcgis.com/en/faq/#question49 

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