Add delete related features

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Add or delete related features on an origin feature.

Map of parks List of related features

Use case

Adding or deleting related features is a helpful workflow when you have two features with shared or dependent attributes. In this scenario, you can add or remove to a list of species that exist within a national park.

How to use the sample

Tap on a park in the map view. A list of species as related features will be shown. Tap on the top left button to add a new species to the park. Drag a row from right to left to delete a species from the park.

How it works

  1. Create an AGSServiceFeatureTable from a URL.
  2. Create an AGSFeatureLayer from the service feature table.
  3. Add the feature layer to the map's operationalLayers array.
  4. Add a related feature by using the AGSFeatureTable.createFeature(attributes:geometry:) method on the the related feature table.
  5. Relate the new feature to the origin feature using the AGSArcGISFeature.relate(to:) method on AGSFeature then add it to the related feature table.
  6. To delete a related feature, use the delete(_:completion:) method on the related feature table.
  7. Apply the edits using applyEdits(completion:) on the feature table.

Relevant API

  • AGSArcGISFeature.relate(to:)
  • AGSFeatureLayer
  • AGSFeatureTable.createFeature(attributes:geometry:)
  • AGSServiceFeatureTable

Tags

editing, features, service, updating

Sample Code

AddDeleteRelatedFeaturesViewController.swiftRelatedFeaturesViewController.swift
                                                                                                         
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//
// Copyright 2016 Esri.
//
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import UIKit
import ArcGIS

class AddDeleteRelatedFeaturesViewController: UIViewController, AGSGeoViewTouchDelegate {
    @IBOutlet var mapView: AGSMapView!

    private var parksFeatureTable: AGSServiceFeatureTable!
    private var parksFeatureLayer: AGSFeatureLayer!

    private var selectedPark: AGSFeature!

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()

        // add the source code button item to the right of navigation bar
        (self.navigationItem.rightBarButtonItem as! SourceCodeBarButtonItem).filenames = ["AddDeleteRelatedFeaturesViewController", "RelatedFeaturesViewController"]

        // initialize map with basemap
        let map = AGSMap(basemapStyle: .arcGISStreets)

        // initial viewpoint
        let point = AGSPoint(x: -16507762.575543, y: 9058828.127243, spatialReference: .webMercator())

        // parks feature table
        self.parksFeatureTable = AGSServiceFeatureTable(url: URL(string: "https://services2.arcgis.com/ZQgQTuoyBrtmoGdP/ArcGIS/rest/services/AlaskaNationalParksSpecies_Add_Delete/FeatureServer/0")!)

        // parks feature layer
        let parksFeatureLayer = AGSFeatureLayer(featureTable: self.parksFeatureTable)

        // add feature layer to the map
        map.operationalLayers.add(parksFeatureLayer)

        // species feature table (destination feature table)
        // related to the parks feature layer in a 1..M relationship
        let speciesFeatureTable = AGSServiceFeatureTable(url: URL(string: "https://services2.arcgis.com/ZQgQTuoyBrtmoGdP/ArcGIS/rest/services/AlaskaNationalParksSpecies_Add_Delete/FeatureServer/1")!)

        // add table to the map
        // for the related query to work, the related table should be present in the map
        map.tables.add(speciesFeatureTable)

        // assign map to map view
        mapView.map = map
        mapView.setViewpoint(AGSViewpoint(center: point, scale: 36764077))

        // set touch delegate
        mapView.touchDelegate = self

        // store the feature layer for later use
        self.parksFeatureLayer = parksFeatureLayer
    }

    // MARK: - AGSGeoViewTouchDelegate

    func geoView(_ geoView: AGSGeoView, didTapAtScreenPoint screenPoint: CGPoint, mapPoint: AGSPoint) {
        // show progress hud for identify
        UIApplication.shared.showProgressHUD(message: "Identifying feature")

        // identify features at tapped location
        self.mapView.identifyLayer(self.parksFeatureLayer, screenPoint: screenPoint, tolerance: 12, returnPopupsOnly: false) { [weak self] (result) in
            // hide progress hud
            UIApplication.shared.hideProgressHUD()

            if let error = result.error {
                // show error to user
                self?.presentAlert(error: error)
            } else if let feature = result.geoElements.first as? AGSFeature {
                // select the first feature
                self?.selectedPark = feature

                // show related features view controller
                self?.performSegue(withIdentifier: "RelatedFeaturesSegue", sender: self)
            }
        }
    }

    // MARK: - Navigation

    override func prepare(for segue: UIStoryboardSegue, sender: Any?) {
        if segue.identifier == "RelatedFeaturesSegue",
            let navigationController = segue.destination as? UINavigationController,
            let controller = navigationController.viewControllers.first as? RelatedFeaturesViewController {
            // share selected park
            controller.originFeature = self.selectedPark as? AGSArcGISFeature

            // share parks feature table as origin feature table
            controller.originFeatureTable = self.parksFeatureTable
        }
    }
}

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