Hide Table of Contents
View Find group ID sample in sandbox
Find group ID


This sample uses the ArcGIS Portal API to find groups associated with an input search term. The sample is a duplicate of the Find group ID sample but was updated to use Asynchronous Module Definition (AMD) to load and access modules. Read the following Dojo documentation for details on the upgrade process:

Dojo 1.x to 2.0 migration guide

Modern Dojo

When signed in all groups (public and private) that the logged in user has access to will be displayed. The results of the group query are displayed in dojo's dgrid - a new grid component that is lightweight and modular. In this sample a new dgrid is created and the input columns and row renderer are specified.

The row renderer can be used to easily present data in different views. In our example we format the input data to display a thumbnail image and the group data in a format that doesn't look like a typical grid. A typical use of the row renderer might be to display data in different views using the same grid. Take a look at the dgrid multiviewer demo to see a working example.


    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <title>Group ID Finder</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/dojo/resources/dojo.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/dgrid/css/dgrid.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/dgrid/css/skins/claro.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/dijit/themes/claro/claro.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/esri/css/esri.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/layout.css">

      //async is a new dojoConfig option. The default value of false will load all the Dojo base modules
      //here we set it to true to take advantage of the asynchronous nature of dojo and the the base modules
      //are not automatically loaded.
      var dojoConfig = { async: true };
    <script src="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/"></script>
    //require function accepts an array of module ids and a function. The modules are provided as return variables passed as arguments to the function. This replaces the dojo.requires statements.
      ) {
        var portal, portalUrl, groupGrid;

        //Replaces dojo.ready / dojo.addOnLoad
        ready(function() {
          parser.parse(); //replaces parseOnLoad = true in dojoConfig

          portalUrl = document.location.protocol + '//www.arcgis.com';

          //create the portal
          portal = new arcgisPortal.Portal(portalUrl);

          on(portal, 'load', function(p) {
            dom.byId('groupFinderSubmit').disabled = false;
            dom.byId('signIn').disabled = false;

            //hook up the sign-in click event
            on(dom.byId('signIn'),'click', signIn);

            //search when enter key is pressed or button is clicked
            on(dom.byId('groupFinderSubmit'), 'click', findArcGISGroup);

            on(dom.byId('groupFinder') , 'keyup', function(e){
              if (e.keyCode === 13) {

        // find groups based on input keyword
        function findArcGISGroup() {
          var keyword = dom.byId('groupFinder').value;
          var params = {
            q:  keyword,
            num:20  //find 20 items - max is 100
          portal.queryGroups(params).then(function (data) {

        //display a list of groups that match the input user name
        function showGroupResults(response) {
          //clear any existing results
          var data = [];
            if (groupGrid) {
            if (response.total > 0) {
              //create an array of attributes for each group - we'll display these in a dojo dgrid
              data = array.map(response.results, function (group) {
                return {
                  'snippet': group.snippet,
                  'title': group.title,
                  'url': group.url,
                  'thumbnail': group.thumbnailUrl || '',
                  'id': group.id,
                  'owner': group.owner
              //create the grid
              groupGrid = new Grid({
                columns: {
                  thumbnail: 'Group Icon',
                  title: 'Group',
                  snippet: 'Description',
                  id: 'Group ID'
                renderRow: renderTable,
                //this function renders the table in a non-grid looking view
                showHeader: false
              }, "grid");

            } else {
              dom.byId('groupResults').innerHTML = '<h2>Group Results</h2><p>No groups were found. If the group is not public use the sign-in link to sign in and find private groups.</p>';

          function renderTable(obj, options) {

            var template = '<div class="thumbnail"><img src=${thumbnail} width="50" height="50"/></div><a target="_blank" class="title" href=${url}>${title}</a><span class="owner"> (${owner} ) </span><div class="summary">${snippet} </div><textarea class="group=id" readonly="readonly" rows="1" cols="30">${id}</textarea>';

            obj.url = portalUrl + '/home/group.html?groupid=id:' + obj.id;
            obj.thumbnail = obj.thumbnail || '';

            //domConstruct.create is a replacement for dojo.create
            return div = domConstruct.create("div",{
              innerHTML : esriLang.substitute(obj,template)


          // gets private groups as well
          function signIn() {
            var signInLink = dom.byId('signIn');

            if (signInLink.innerHTML.indexOf('In') !== -1) {
                portal.signIn().then(function (loggedInUser) {
                    signInLink.innerHTML = "Sign Out";
                    findArcGISGroup();   // update results
                }, function (error) {
                  signInLink.innerHTML = 'Sign In';   //error so reset sign in link
            } else {
              portal.signOut().then(function (portalInfo) {
                signInLink.innerHTML = "Sign In";

  <body class="claro">
    <div data-dojo-type="dijit/layout/BorderContainer" data-dojo-props="design:'headline',gutters:false"
      <div data-dojo-type="dijit/layout/ContentPane" data-dojo-props="region:'top'">
        <h1>ArcGIS Online Group ID Finder</h1>
        <a id="signIn" disabled='disabled'>Sign In</a>
        <p>Find group ids based on search term. Sign-in to search for private groups.</p>
        <input name="groupFinder"  id="groupFinder" placeholder="username" value="esri" size="30" />
        <input name="groupFinderSubmit" disabled='disabled' type="submit" value="Submit" id="groupFinderSubmit" />
      <div id='gridpane' data-dojo-type="dijit/layout/ContentPane" data-dojo-props="region:'center'">
        <div id='grid'></div>
        <div id="groupResults"></div>