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Changing definitionExpression doesn't work

Question asked by mhmdh2000 on Jun 7, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 8, 2016 by fcbassongis

definitionExpression attribute of FeatureLayer works fine when the application is loaded, but when I click a button that changes the definitionExpression attribute of the layer, the displayed features disappear from the map but I don't see the new features based on the new definitionExpression, although the attribute is changed.


The code I am using:


  var buildingsLyr = new FeatureLayer({
      url: "myURL",
      id: "BuildingsBM",
      renderer: renderer,
      popupTemplate: {
      title: "{ID}",
      content: "{*}"
    outFields: ["ID", "Use", "Z"],
    definitionExpression: "Sector = 'S1'", // show only buildings within this sector


  map = new Map({
    basemap: "streets",
    layers: [buildingsLyr]


  view = new SceneView({
    container: "viewDiv",
    map: map
   camera: {
      position: [54, 24, 30000],
      heading: 0,
      tilt: 35

// on button click, change the         definitionExpression   

  on(document.getElementById("btnLocate"), "click", function (e) {
      buildingsLyr.definitionExpression = "Sector = 'S2'"