Domains in ArcGIS Online

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09-28-2015 10:25 AM
DouglasGreenfield
New Contributor III

I want to set up a layer with pick lists so people can enter info in the field about curb conditions and material from a domain. I have tried this two different ways and neither one does exactly what I need.

1. Take my file geodatabase and upload to AGOL. When I do this I seem to lose my domains and thus can't set up the pick list for condition or material types

2. Set up a feature service in ArcGIS Server. This keeps the domains and you can edit them through a web browser but not very gracefully on a mobile device. If I add the service to my ArcGIS online content, it does not appear to allow you to add it to a map as an editable layer.

Any suggestions?

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TimWitt2
MVP Regular Contributor

Douglas,

you can set up domains in a geodatabase, then add it to an MXD in ArcGIS Desktop. In the MXD use File -> Share As -> Service, to upload them to your ArcGIS Online account. This will preserve the domains.

Tim

DouglasGreenfield
New Contributor III

I did that but I can't seem to add it to an ArcGIS online account as an editable layer. Feature layers that I created within ArcGIS Online will give me this option but not ones that I created as a service in Desktop/Server. 

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TimWitt2
MVP Regular Contributor

I just recently did the exact same thing with an organizational account and it worked. I guess I would need to know step by step what you did and see if I did it different.

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DouglasGreenfield
New Contributor III

I was not signed in to my AGOL account when I created the service. I created the service and then added it by URL to AGOL. I don't know if that would make a difference but I'll try it signed in.

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TimWitt2
MVP Regular Contributor

Try it via the steps outlined here under "Publish from ArcMap":

Publish features—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS

DouglasGreenfield
New Contributor III

I got it to work. The problem was I was publishing the service to the server and then adding it via URL. Publishing directly to "My Hosted Services" allows me to create an editable map. Thanks.

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MohandKETTOUCHE
New Contributor II

if you zip file geodatabase and upload it to ArcGIS oline after the service creation the domain are not maintened the issus ar to use the recomendation of @Tim Witt (Publish features—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS

or to use in your risk this other issue Using File Geodatabase coded domain with ArcGIS Online? - Geographic Information Systems Stack Excha... .

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