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syncing dynamic data stored locally with arcgis online

Question asked by HaAmir on Jul 29, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 29, 2018 by kpeter-esristaff

I'm using ArcGIS online to show the GIS data to my client on the web. I have a level 2 (editor) user and my client a level 1 viewer user. I'm trying to find a way to keep AGOL synced with my local DB (based on File Geodata base and SDE) but found only overwriting the service (with the updated data) to work. This is a real problem, because some of the settings in AGOL needs to be redefined each time and it takes a lot of credits to upload all the data a new every time there's even the smallest of updates.

I'm not editing my data straight on the AGOL webservice, because the data presented to the client and uploaded to AGOL is made out of several source layers and a few geo-processes that needs to run offline using local resources.

Ideally, I could keep a local SDE (or GDB) up-to-date with my data, and the data will automatically be updated in the AGOL service (like ArcGIS enterprise works).

The option to "enable Sync" in the AGOL feature layer settings page doesn't seem to address this.

The only lead I found for a solution was to turn all my data to geoJason and to use AGOL's API to insert\update\delete features - but that will force me to develop a comparison between my new calculated data and the data that was last publish to AGOL.

Did anyone find a solution to this problem?