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Best way to select features within features

Question asked by timw1984 Champion on Jul 17, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 17, 2015 by rscheitlin

Hey everybody,


I am looking for a way to select points from a feature layer that fall within this feature layer: Layer: Atl_slr_merged_2ft (ID: 6)


It sounds easy enough if you use ArcGIS Desktop but in javascript I am running into issues.


Using the method described here would work, union and then use the geometry of the union feature to select what falls within it. But if your feature layer has thousands of polygons, the union would take forever.


So my question is, am I approaching this issue wrong? Is my only option to union the layer before publishing it on a server ( which I sadly can't do, because I don't have the feature layer and rely on NOAA hosting it).


Any input would be greatly appreciated!