Why does the length field not show up in a service created when used in an online map?

06-02-2017 09:50 AM
New Contributor

Hi all, I'm trying to figure out why the Length data does not show up in the Online map.

It is on when the service is created.

Thanks for any help.

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi Haldimand,

This is currently a limitation of ArcGIS Online due to the way ArcGIS Online hosted feature services are stored.  There have been enhancements logged for this:

NIM093828 : Expose geometry fields (length, area, etc.) for read-only display in feature services.

ENH-000088963 : Provide a method to automatically calculate Shape fields (Length and Area) in ArcGIS Online.

The workaround is to create a field before publishing and calculate the desired geometry (length, area, etc).

New Contributor III

Hi Jake Skinner, is there any update on when this will be fixed (in ArcGIS Enterprise, specifically)?


Blythe Spendlove

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Blythe Spendlove‌ I have not heard of any updates on this, but you can easily display area/length using Arcade.  Take a look at the Geometry Functions, specifically the Area and Length.  Ex: