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Hosted Feature Service - Two Files - Why?

Question asked by jrflannery on Dec 23, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 23, 2014 by jrflannery

When I upload a shapefile or file geodatabase into ArcGIS Online, I see two new files in My Content each with the same name, but different "Types".  One is labeled Feature Layer and the other is labeled Shapefile or File Geodatabase depending on the file type uploaded.


The Feature Layer is used in my map, but I don't know what the other file is used for.  Can I delete the other item or is it necessary to have for the Feature Layer?



Thank you.