File Geodatabase Query

Discussion created by isc11 on May 10, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 28, 2013 by holocron
I'm creating a web map application using the JavaScript API and I've been sticking with the supplied dojo widgets, so I don't have anything crazy going on.

What I have is a local file geodatabase (not large, approx 10mb) that basically contains parcel information. I'm trying to figure out how I can query that file geodatabase and then display the information from a positive match. I'm not worried about having to write to the database, it's only being used for READ only.

For example, in my application, the user will be able to search by Owner from a dijit input text field. I understand all the logic and what needs to happen as far as that's concerned. My issue is I'm not sure how to:

  1. Connect to the local copy of the file geodatabase

  2. How the query statement needs to be written (standard SQL?)

  3. Return the information from a positive match that I can then display in a <div></div>

  4. all using JavaScript

Any suggestions or points in the right direction will be very appreciative.