Statistical query group and sort

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Query a feature table for statistics, grouping and sorting by different fields.

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Use case

You can use statistical queries, grouping and sorting to process large amounts of data saved in feature tables. This is helpful for identifying trends and relationships within the data, which can be used to support further interpretations and decisions. For example, a health agency can use information on medical conditions occurring throughout a country to identify at-risk areas or demographics, and decide on further action and preventive measures.

How to use the sample

The sample will start with some default options selected. You can immediately click the "Get Statistics" button to see the results for these options. There are several ways to customize your queries:

  • You can add statistic definitions to the top-left table using the drop down menus and "Add" button. Select a table row and click "Remove statistic" to remove a definition.
  • To change the Group-by fields, check the box by the field you want to group by in the bottom-left list view.
  • To change the Order-by fields, select a Group-by field (it must be checked) and click the ">>" button to add it to the Order-by table. To remove a field from the Order-by table, select it and click the "<<" button. To change the sort order of the Order-by field, the cells of the "Sort Order" column are combo-boxes that may be either ASCENDING or DESCENDING.

How it works

  1. Create a ServiceFeatureTable using the URL of a feature service and load the table.
  2. Get the feature tables field names list with featureTable.getFields().
  3. Create StatisticDefinitions specifying the field to compute statistics on and the StatisticType to compute.
  4. Create StatisticsQueryParameters passing in the list of statistic definitions.
  5. To have the results grouped by fields, add the field names to the query parameters' groupByFieldNames collection.
  6. To have the results ordered by fields, create OrderBys, specifying the field name and SortOrder. Pass these OrderBys to the parameters' orderByFields collection.
  7. To execute the query, call featureTable.queryStatisticsAsync(queryParameters).
  8. Get the StatisticsQueryResult. From this, you can get an iterator of StatisticRecords to loop through and display.

About the data

This sample uses a Diabetes, Obesity, and Inactivity by US County feature layer hosted on ArcGIS Online.

Relevant API

  • Field
  • OrderBy
  • QueryParameters
  • ServiceFeatureTable
  • StatisticDefinition
  • StatisticRecord
  • StatisticsQueryParameters
  • StatisticsQueryResult
  • StatisticType


correlation, data, fields, filter, group, sort, statistics, table

Sample Code
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package com.esri.arcgisruntime.sample.statisticalquerygroupandsort;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.LinkedHashMap;
import java.util.List;

import android.content.Context;
import android.view.LayoutInflater;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.ViewGroup;
import android.widget.BaseExpandableListAdapter;
import android.widget.TextView;

 * Expandable list view which displays grouped results from a LinkedHashMap.
class ExpandableListViewAdapter extends BaseExpandableListAdapter {

  private final Context context;
  private final List<String> mGroupList;
  private final LinkedHashMap<String, List<String>> mStatList;

  public ExpandableListViewAdapter(Context context, LinkedHashMap<String, List<String>> statList) {
    this.context = context;
    mGroupList = new ArrayList<>(statList.keySet());
    mStatList = statList;

  public Object getChild(int groupListPosition, int statListPosition) {
    return mStatList.get(mGroupList.get(groupListPosition)).get(statListPosition);

  public long getChildId(int groupPosition, int statListPosition) {
    return statListPosition;

  public View getChildView(int groupListPosition, final int statListPosition, boolean isLastChild, View convertView,
      ViewGroup parent) {
    final String expandedListText = (String) getChild(groupListPosition, statListPosition);
    if (convertView == null) {
      LayoutInflater layoutInflater = (LayoutInflater) context.getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);
      convertView = layoutInflater.inflate(android.R.layout.simple_expandable_list_item_1, null);
    TextView expandedListTextView = convertView.findViewById(;
    return convertView;

  public int getChildrenCount(int listPosition) {
    return mStatList.get(mGroupList.get(listPosition)).size();

  public Object getGroup(int listPosition) {
    return mGroupList.get(listPosition);

  public int getGroupCount() {
    return mGroupList.size();

  public long getGroupId(int listPosition) {
    return listPosition;

  public View getGroupView(int listPosition, boolean isExpanded, View convertView, ViewGroup parent) {
    String listTitle = (String) getGroup(listPosition);
    if (convertView == null) {
      LayoutInflater layoutInflater = (LayoutInflater) context.getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE);
      convertView = layoutInflater.inflate(android.R.layout.simple_expandable_list_item_1, null);
    TextView listTitleTextView = convertView.findViewById(;
    listTitleTextView.setTypeface(null, Typeface.BOLD);
    return convertView;

  public boolean hasStableIds() {
    return false;

  public boolean isChildSelectable(int listPosition, int expandedListPosition) {
    return true;