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Editor Tracking

Question asked by Nate.Kane@maine.gov_maine on May 9, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2018 by Kyle.gonterwitz_KSDOT

Two editor tracking problems in ArcGIS Online and/or Collector

The edit tracking tools seem to have changed. (We used “Enable editing”, “Keep track of created and updated features”, “Keep track of who created and last updated features”, and “enable Sync”).  Here are the issues:

  1. When entering edit mode in Collector, a dropdown list now appears for the user to choose who will edit. It used to be that the editor (by default) was the user signed-in to Collector. This shouldn’t be an option for the user.
  2. With the edit tracking enabled in the database, the attributes do not maintain who edited in the database when sharing to the new Feature Layer. It populates the column with my name and the current date.


The situation

  • We are using the “Collector” app to allow users to edit/create point data in the field.
  • In 2017, we created a (hosted) Feature Layer using a geodatabase with domains, attachments, and edit tracking. It was used in summer 2017 and it worked well.
  • In preparation for the 2018 collection, we changed an attribute’s domain values and added an attribute to the database and now want to make a new Feature Layer with these updates for the 2018 collection season. We want to maintain the edit tracking from the original feature layer (usernames and dates), and track editing again this year.
  • We publish using AcrGIS 10.4 Desktop, and Collector on an iPad (iOS version 11.3.1).