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Can I pass URL Parameters to an app not hosted or developed in AGOL or WAB?

Question asked by welchparker on Jan 9, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2019 by rscheitlin

version: ArcGIS for JavaScript 4.9

 

I have a custom web app hosted on my own web server, not hosted on ArcGIS Online. It does, however, load an ArcGIS Online-hosted basemap and several ArcGIS Online-hosted layers upon visiting the URL.

 

Is there any way I can load the map already zoomed to a specific feature within the map by passing URL parameters to affect the extent?

 

I have seen this functionality for apps developed and hosted by ArcGIS Online but have not found any info about custom externally-hosted apps.

 

 

EXAMPLE

let's say the URL to my app is 'myapp.com' and I have a feature in my app called 'Building A'.  Is there some text string I can add to the URL to load the map already zoomed to Building A?

e.g. 'myapp.com/search=Building A' or something similar?

 

I have looked through these threads for info already:

How do I pass an address into my javascript API map using URL parameters? 

Use URL parameters to modify maps—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS 

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