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How to link a geoprocessing pick list (combobox) to field?

Question asked by dougbrowning on May 2, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2016 by ifeomacollins

This should easy but my attempts have failed and my searches come up empty.


I can build something like this below but the values in the drop down are static.  I want the drop to be dynamic with the values coming from a field.  As seen here I need job name to be linked to a geodatabase.  Ideally I would also like to be able to base Job Name on what was picked for Map Type.

Any publishing of the service seems to embed the values permanently so I would have to republish nightly to update list?


The query widget seems to do what i want but I see no way to link it to a geoprocessing tool.  Some setting in the geoprcesssing tool like "Link to selected features" would be nice.


Having a use select a polygon from a feature class then I use the attributes from that polygon for the tool would be ok but I only see a way to draw polygons for selection not click on one.


I got this to work in ArcMap using some funky validation code.  It was slow but worked.  Seems like this would be a simple click or checkbox in Web App Builder but I just am not seeing it.