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Find routes with barriers and multiple stops


Note: The Directions widget is the recommended pattern for adding driving directions to an application. See the Directions sample for more information on driving directions.

This sample shows how to perform several routing tasks, including solving a route with barriers, solving a route with multiple stops, and solving multiple routes at once.

A barrier denotes a point on the network that the route cannot pass through. For example, a barrier can represent an area of road construction or closure. The route parameters can contain an array of barriers that the RouteTask will avoid when solving routes. In this sample the barriers are added in the function addBarrier.

Like the barriers, the stops are stored in an array in the route parameters. In this sample the stops are added in the function addStop. Each stop is associated with a particular route. When you call solve the solver sorts out the stops and calculates each route. The routes are returned as an array of RouteResults objects.

This sample requires a proxy to handle communications with the Routing and Directions service. This example uses an ArcGIS Online hosted proxy. You can either remove it and log in once prompted, or you can set up your ownservice proxy.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no">
    <title>Multiple Routes</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.31/dijit/themes/claro/claro.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.31/esri/css/esri.css">

    <script src="https://js.arcgis.com/3.31/"></script>



      ], function (
        esriConfig, Map, Graphic, RouteTask, RouteParameters,
        FeatureSet, SimpleMarkerSymbol, SimpleLineSymbol,
        Color, array, on, dom, registry
      ) {
        var map, routeTask, routeParams, routes = [];
        var stopSymbol, barrierSymbol, routeSymbols;
        var mapOnClick_addStops_connect, mapOnClick_addBarriers_connect;

        map = new Map("map", {
          basemap: "streets",
          center: [-122.416, 37.802],
          zoom: 15

        routeTask = new RouteTask("https://utility.arcgis.com/usrsvcs/appservices/srsKxBIxJZB0pTZ0/rest/services/World/Route/NAServer/Route_World");
        routeParams = new RouteParameters();
        routeParams.stops = new FeatureSet();
        routeParams.barriers = new FeatureSet();
        routeParams.outSpatialReference = {"wkid":102100};

        routeTask.on("solve-complete", showRoute);
        routeTask.on("error", errorHandler);

        stopSymbol = new SimpleMarkerSymbol().setStyle(SimpleMarkerSymbol.STYLE_CROSS).setSize(15);

        barrierSymbol = new SimpleMarkerSymbol().setStyle(SimpleMarkerSymbol.STYLE_X).setSize(10);
        barrierSymbol.outline.setWidth(3).setColor(new Color([255,0,0]));

        routeSymbols = {
          "Route 1": new SimpleLineSymbol().setColor(new Color([0,0,255,0.5])).setWidth(5),
          "Route 2": new SimpleLineSymbol().setColor(new Color([0,255,0,0.5])).setWidth(5),
          "Route 3": new SimpleLineSymbol().setColor(new Color([255,0,255,0.5])).setWidth(5)

        //button click event listeners can't be added directly in HTML when the code is wrapped in an AMD callback
        on(dom.byId("addStopsBtn"), "click", addStops);
        on(dom.byId("clearStopsBtn"), "click", clearStops);
        on(dom.byId("addBarriersBtn"), "click", addBarriers);
        on(dom.byId("clearBarriersBtn"), "click", clearBarriers);
        on(dom.byId("solveRoutesBtn"), "click", solveRoute);
        on(dom.byId("clearRoutesBtn"), "click", clearRoutes);

        //Begins listening for click events to add stops
        function addStops() {
          mapOnClick_addStops_connect = map.on("click", addStop);

        //Clears all stops
        function clearStops() {
          for (var i=routeParams.stops.features.length-1; i>=0; i--) {
            map.graphics.remove(routeParams.stops.features.splice(i, 1)[0]);

        //Adds a stop. The stop is associated with the route currently displayed in the dropdown
        function addStop(evt) {
              new esri.Graphic(
                { RouteName:dom.byId("routeName").value }

        //Begins listening for click events to add barriers
        function addBarriers() {
          mapOnClick_addBarriers_connect = on(map, "click", addBarrier);

        //Clears all barriers
        function clearBarriers() {
          for (var i=routeParams.barriers.features.length-1; i>=0; i--) {
            map.graphics.remove(routeParams.barriers.features.splice(i, 1)[0]);

        //Adds a barrier
        function addBarrier(evt) {
              new esri.Graphic(

        //Stops listening for click events to add barriers and stops (if they've already been wired)
        function removeEventHandlers() {
          if (mapOnClick_addStops_connect) {
          if (mapOnClick_addBarriers_connect) {

        //Solves the routes. Any errors will trigger the errorHandler function.
        function solveRoute() {

        //Clears all routes
        function clearRoutes() {
          for (var i=routes.length-1; i>=0; i--) {
            map.graphics.remove(routes.splice(i, 1)[0]);
          routes = [];

        //Draws the resulting routes on the map
        function showRoute(evt) {

          array.forEach(evt.result.routeResults, function(routeResult, i) {

          var msgs = ["Server messages:"];
          array.forEach(evt.result.messages, function(message) {
            msgs.push(message.type + " : " + message.description);
          if (msgs.length > 1) {
            alert(msgs.join("\n - "));

        //Reports any errors that occurred during the solve
        function errorHandler(err) {
          alert("An error occured\n" + err.message + "\n" + err.details.join("\n"));

  <body class="claro">

    Select route name: <select id="routeName">
      <option value="Route 1">Route 1</option>
      <option value="Route 2">Route 2</option>
      <option value="Route 3">Route 3</option>
    </select> to
        <button id="addStopsBtn">Add Stops</button>
        <button id="clearStopsBtn">Clear Stops</button>
        <button id="addBarriersBtn">Add Barriers</button>
        <button id="clearBarriersBtn">Clear Barriers</button>
        <button id="solveRoutesBtn">Solve Routes</button>
        <button id="clearRoutesBtn">Clear Routes</button>
    <br /><br />
    <div id="map" style="width:600px; height:400px; border:1px solid #000;"></div>
      <li>Select a route name from the drop down.</li>
      <li>Click 'Add stops', then click on map to add stops to route.</li>

      <li>Click the 'Add Barriers', then click on map to add barriers.</li>
      <li>Optionally, repeat the above steps to add more routes.</li>
      <li>Click the 'Solve Routes' to solve.</li>
    <p>Any server error messages will be displayed in an alert box.</p>
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