I recently read the blog post from Jeff Shaner regarding new features available for Collector via the AGO interface. Will any of those features be available for those of us using feature services with an enterprise GDB?
Hi Zachary -- Functionality that is added to ArcGIS Online often comes into Enterprise with its next release. This is one of those features, so expect to see it in Enterprise with 10.7. You'll then be able to use the Fields View with feature layers hosted on ArcGIS Enterprise, and you'll have the Build a layer template category.
Hi Kylie, that sounds about right. However, I want to draw a distinction. It sounds like this functionality is only available for Feature Layers (items hosted on AGO or [eventually] Portal). Feature Services transact against a RDBMS back-end. I'm presuming the latter will not have this enhanced functionality (especially adding fields in and eGDB). Correct?
Correct, the fields view is for hosted feature layers. Changing the schema of a feature service based on an enterprise GDB isn't in the plans... the best practice if you need to add fields is to work against the geodatabase itself. There are a lot of implications and checks that come into play.
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