Showing multiple lists of fields in Identify tool ArcGIS 10.4.1

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09-27-2017 03:45 PM
DanielBrenner
New Contributor III

I would like to customize the Identify Tool in ArcGIS 10.4.1 to show two lists of fields. 

As in:  Show X amount of fields in the default pop up, but then have another set of fields right next to it.

This is needed to prevent the user from having to scroll to the bottom of the list of fields in the Identify tool pop up window.

Is this even possible?

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

Nice idea, but you can't customize it.

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JohnPlunkett
Esri Contributor

Just a thought,

You could change the Field Order in the Layer Properties to the ones you want to view first show at the top. (Or turn off the fields you dont want to display)

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

yes, but he is looking for a side by side view according to the attached image... sort of like splitting tables vertically in table view, but for the info tool

DanielBrenner
New Contributor III

John:

See attached.

This is what I was referring to Tuesday night. Is this an intentional

hiccup of ArcGIS? It also suggests there's a way to customize things

without working too hard but how to get there...

I also have to think this doesn't have to do with HTML stuff, although it

might??

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Would another way around this be to use a geodatabase? Would more than one

Table come out of it?

I did try the Expand Pane and Toggle Split Orientation functions but they

just reoriented the Identify results/table from Landscape to Portrait.

The second set of fields was still there.

Thanks,

Dan B

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DanaNolan
Regular Contributor

The HTML Popup tool is the Identify tool in customizable form. I did many customizations at a past job that no longer work due to some syntax changes in XSL, I think. Also, I don't use the same data. But if you use the ESRI examples as a starting point you might get something to work. They use tables and other old-school coding that is harder to work with. The example I used had the option of ignoring fields, which is useful.

If you use divisions <div> to control layout of text, it can easily flow to fit its containers, that is, act like columns. Say 2 25-character divisions within a 60-char division might look like columns. There are probably lots of ways to get columns in HTML/CSS, I just no longer use it much.

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DanielBrenner
New Contributor III

Dana:

Thanks big time for this, you got at the heart of the matter. I talked to

an ESRI Customer Service person last week about the issue and she said it

depends on what software we are going to use for the website interface for

users to view the data; the smart money says Portal for now. If I am

granted permission to, I may be able to use HTML to try to create something

like what you mention with the

part in your message. Even if that
isn't the case I will at least be able to talk intelligently about the
subject.

I will post a jpg of the actual interface that users are going to see when
they look at the data.

Can you expand on what you are getting at with

and columns and

divisions? Or is that something I'd find in a "How to do ...in HTML"?

Thanks again.

Dan B

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DanaNolan
Regular Contributor

Yes, that is HTML text flowing. Not the easiest concept to grasp, so maybe HTML 102. I did a full certificate in Web stuff in the mid-oughties, but many Web people still don't get the power of flexible layout, since they learned tables in the nineties and early oughties.

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DanielBrenner
New Contributor III

Bloody 'ell me mate! A pint on me for all that suffering...

=)

Its a ROUGH DRAFT but this would be an example of what I'm talking about.

(Its from a webface using HTML). The popup identifying the Postmile with

the arrows that allow you to go from one sheet to the next is a good way to

go and given that its in house already (ArcGIS Online?) makes it doable,

but we may still go another way.

Any comments?

BTW this is the area where the Fires are in Northern California.

Thanks again.

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