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Template Picker - Adding Features: Looking to limit users to only adding 3 points

Question asked by ipeebles on Nov 21, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 22, 2016 by ipeebles

Hello everyone.  I am working on a new application that has a template picker that works really well.  I am looking to limit the user where they can only add three points to the map and that is it.  Currently, I have it set up where you click on the template picker, you are in constant draw/editing mode.


Looking to set up a loop on clicks and when you hit 3, you will get an alert that says, "you have added 3 points".  Is there a way I can trap the mouse clicks or the number of edits applied?


I am a bit stuck on this...any assistance would greatly be appreciated.  Below is my code block:


// *************************************************
// * Editing Code Block *
// *************************************************
function initEditing(evt) {

var layers =, function(result) {
return result.layer;


// Editor Toolbar
var editToolbar = new Edit(map);

// Draw Toolbar used to Draw Graphic during Editing
var drawToolbar = new Draw(map);


// Template Picker Widget
var templatePicker = new TemplatePicker({
   featureLayers: layers,
   rows: "auto",
   columns: 1,
   grouping: false
}, "templatePickerDiv");


// Template Picker Widget - Selection Only Add Point
var selectedTemplate;
templatePicker.on("selection-change", function() {
   if( templatePicker.getSelected() ) {
   selectedTemplate = templatePicker.getSelected();
   console.log("Name", selectedTemplate);


drawToolbar.on("draw-end", function(evt) {
// Loop Variables
//var count = 0;
//var i = 0;

var newAttributes = lang.mixin({}, selectedTemplate.template.prototype.attributes);
console.log("Attributes", newAttributes);
var newGraphic = new Graphic(evt.geometry, null, newAttributes);
selectedTemplate.featureLayer.applyEdits([newGraphic], null, null);

/* -- Code Not working ---- Commented Out --------------------------------------------------------
for(i=0; i<4; i++) {
var newGraphic = new Graphic(evt.geometry, null, newAttributes);
count = count + 1;
console.log("Ian Count", count);
if(count < 4) {
selectedTemplate.featureLayer.applyEdits([newGraphic], null, null);
alert(" You have successfully completed 3 edits!");
*/ -- Code Not working ---- Commented Out --------------------------------------------------------