ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java

Feature Layer Query

Demonstrates how to query a FeatureLayer from a FeatureTable.

How it works

To query a Feature from your FeatureLayer:

  1. Create a ServiceFeatureTable from a URL.
  2. Create a feature layer from the service feature table.
  3. Create a QueryParameters object and specified the where clause on it with QueryParameters.setWhereClause() from the text entered by the user.
  4. Fire the query on the service feature table using ServiceFeatureTable.queryFeaturesAsync(query).
  5. Once complete get the feature's from the FeatureQueryResult.


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package com.esri.samples.featurelayers.feature_layer_query;

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.application.Platform;
import javafx.geometry.Insets;
import javafx.geometry.Pos;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.Alert;
import javafx.scene.control.Alert.AlertType;
import javafx.scene.control.Button;
import javafx.scene.control.Label;
import javafx.scene.control.TextField;
import javafx.scene.layout.Background;
import javafx.scene.layout.BackgroundFill;
import javafx.scene.layout.CornerRadii;
import javafx.scene.layout.HBox;
import javafx.scene.layout.StackPane;
import javafx.scene.layout.VBox;
import javafx.scene.paint.Paint;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

import com.esri.arcgisruntime.concurrent.ListenableFuture;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.Envelope;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.Point;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.SpatialReferences;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.layers.FeatureLayer;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.loadable.LoadStatus;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.ArcGISMap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.Basemap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.MapView;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.symbology.SimpleFillSymbol;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.symbology.SimpleLineSymbol;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.symbology.SimpleRenderer;

public class FeatureLayerQuerySample extends Application {

  private Alert dialog;

  private MapView mapView;
  private FeatureLayer featureLayer;
  private ServiceFeatureTable featureTable;
  private Point startPoint;
  private ListenableFuture<FeatureQueryResult> tableQueryResult;

  private static final String SERVICE_FEATURE_URL =
  private static final int SCALE = 100000000;

  public void start(Stage stage) {

    try {
      // create stack pane and application scene
      StackPane stackPane = new StackPane();
      Scene scene = new Scene(stackPane);

      // set title, size, and add scene to stage
      stage.setTitle("Feature Layer Query Sample");

      // create a control panel
      VBox controlsVBox = new VBox(6);
      controlsVBox.setBackground(new Background(new BackgroundFill(Paint.valueOf("rgba(0,0,0,0.3)"), CornerRadii.EMPTY,
      controlsVBox.setPadding(new Insets(10.0));
      controlsVBox.setMaxSize(250, 80);

      // create area for searching
      Label searchLabel = new Label("Search for a State:");
      TextField searchField = new TextField();
      Button searchButton = new Button("Search");
      HBox searchBox = new HBox(5);
      searchBox.getChildren().addAll(searchField, searchButton);

      // create dialog to display alert information
      dialog = new Alert(AlertType.WARNING);

      // search for the state that was entered
      searchButton.setOnAction(e -> {
        // clear the selection of the feature
        String stateText = searchField.getText();

        if (stateText.trim().length() > 0) {
        } else {
          dialog.setContentText("State Not Found! Add a valid state name.");
          mapView.setViewpointCenterAsync(startPoint, SCALE);

      // add search label and box to the control panel
      controlsVBox.getChildren().addAll(searchLabel, searchBox);

      // create a starting point for the view
      startPoint = new Point(-11000000, 5000000, SpatialReferences.getWebMercator());

      // set fill orange (0xFFFFCC00) color for the US states with a black color
      // (0xFF000000) outline
      SimpleLineSymbol lineSymbol = new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleLineSymbol.Style.SOLID, 0xFF000000, 1);
      SimpleFillSymbol fillSymbol = new SimpleFillSymbol(SimpleFillSymbol.Style.SOLID, 0xFFFFCC00, lineSymbol);

      // create a service feature table
      featureTable = new ServiceFeatureTable(SERVICE_FEATURE_URL);

      // create a feature layer from table
      featureLayer = new FeatureLayer(featureTable);

      // enable search once the feature layer is loaded
      featureLayer.addDoneLoadingListener(() -> {
        if (featureLayer.getLoadStatus() == LoadStatus.LOADED) {
        } else {
          Alert alert = new Alert(Alert.AlertType.ERROR, "Feature Layer Failed to Load!");

      // set renderer for feature layer
      featureLayer.setRenderer(new SimpleRenderer(fillSymbol));

      // create a ArcGISMap with basemap topographic
      final ArcGISMap map = new ArcGISMap(Basemap.createTopographic());

      // add feature layer to operational layers

      // create a view for this ArcGISMap
      mapView = new MapView();

      // set viewpoint to the start point
      mapView.setViewpointCenterAsync(startPoint, SCALE);

      // add the map view and control panel to stack pane
      stackPane.getChildren().addAll(mapView, controlsVBox);
      StackPane.setAlignment(controlsVBox, Pos.TOP_LEFT);
      StackPane.setMargin(controlsVBox, new Insets(10, 0, 0, 10));
    } catch (Exception e) {
      // on any error, display the stack trace

   * Searches for a US state inside the current ServiceFeatureTable.
   * @param state a US state that is being searched
  private void searchForState(String state) {

    // create a query for the state that was entered
    QueryParameters query = new QueryParameters();
    query.setWhereClause("upper(STATE_NAME) LIKE '" + state.toUpperCase() + "'");

    // search for the state feature in the feature table
    tableQueryResult = featureTable.queryFeaturesAsync(query);

    tableQueryResult.addDoneListener(() -> {
      try {
        // get the result from the query
        FeatureQueryResult result = tableQueryResult.get();
        // if a state feature was found
        if (result.iterator().hasNext()) {
          // get state feature and zoom to it
          Feature feature = result.iterator().next();
          Envelope envelope = feature.getGeometry().getExtent();
          mapView.setViewpointGeometryAsync(envelope, 200);

          // set the state feature to be selected
        } else {
          Platform.runLater(() -> {
            dialog.setContentText("State Not Found! Add a valid state name.");
            mapView.setViewpointCenterAsync(startPoint, SCALE);
      } catch (Exception e) {
        // on any error, display the stack trace

   * Stops and releases all resources used in application.
  public void stop() {

    if (mapView != null) {

   * Opens and runs application.
   * @param args arguments passed to this application
  public static void main(String[] args) {



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