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Unable to add field (button disappeared) to Hosted Feature Layer

Question asked by jsilburn on Feb 27, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2020 by Ben.Sperry_oxitec



When I first published my dataset to ArcGIS Online, there is an option in the hamburger menu to 'Add Field'. However, now I notice it has disappeared:



There are only the three options in the screenshot.


This is how the item is described in the Overview section:


I have since joined the layer with another layer, which has created a view. I am guessing this is the problem.


This is supported by the add field documentation (at the bottom): Add or delete a field—ArcGIS Online Help | Documentation  


Restrictions when adding or deleting fields

Consider the following when adding or deleting fields:

  • You cannot add fields to or delete fields from copies of hosted feature layers, hosted feature layers that have related tile layers, or views created from hosted feature layers.

I would prefer not to have to delete the layer and re-publish it, because that would mean rebuilding my Dashboards and Web Maps etc.


If there is a workaround that would be great.


Thank you