Field

AMD: require(["esri/layers/support/Field"], (Field) => { /* code goes here */ });
ESM: import Field from "@arcgis/core/layers/support/Field";
Class: esri/layers/support/Field
Inheritance: Field Accessor
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0

Information about each field in a layer. Field objects must be constructed when creating a FeatureLayer from client-side graphics. This class allows you to define the schema of each field in the FeatureLayer. Note that you do not need to add fields to the constructor of a FeatureLayer loaded from a service since they are already defined by the service. See the sample below for more information about using this module.

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Example
// Each object in this array is autocast as
// an instance of esri/layers/support/Field
let fields = [
  {
    name: "ObjectID",
    alias: "ObjectID",
    type: "oid"
  }, {
    name: "title",
    alias: "title",
    type: "string"
  }, {
    name: "type",
    alias: "type",
    type: "string"
  }, {
    name: "mag",
    alias: "Magnitude",
    type: "double"
}];

// add the array of fields to a feature layer
// created from client-side graphics
featureLayer.set({
  fields: fields,
  objectIdField: "ObjectID"
});

Constructors

new Field(properties)
Parameter
properties Object
optional

See the properties for a list of all the properties that may be passed into the constructor.

Property Overview

Any properties can be set, retrieved or listened to. See the Working with Properties topic.
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Name Type Summary Class
String

The display name for the field.

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Field
String

The name of the class.

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Accessor
Number|String|null|undefined

The default value set for the field.

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Field
String

Contains information describing the purpose of each field.

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Field
CodedValueDomain|RangeDomain|InheritedDomain

The domain associated with the field.

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Field
Boolean

Indicates whether the field is editable.

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Field
Number

The field length.

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Field
String

The name of the field.

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Field
Boolean

Indicates if the field can accept null values.

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String

The data type of the field.

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Field
String

The types of values that can be assigned to a field.

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Property Details

alias String

The display name for the field.

Default Value:null
declaredClass Stringreadonly inherited
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.7

The name of the class. The declared class name is formatted as esri.folder.className.

defaultValue Number|String|null|undefined
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.9

The default value set for the field.

Default Value:undefined
description String
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.12

Contains information describing the purpose of each field.

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The domain associated with the field. Domains are used to constrain the values allowed in a field. There are two types of domains: RangeDomain and CodedValueDomain.

Default Value:null
Example
// print out the coded domain values when the layer is loaded
view.whenLayerView(featureLayer).then(function(layerView) {
  layerView.watch("updating", function(value) {
    if (!value) {
      featureLayer.fields.forEach(function(field){
        if (field.domain){
          let domain = field.domain
          console.log(field.name, domain.type, domain.name);
          if (domain.type === "coded-value"){
            domain.codedValues.forEach(function(codeValue){
              console.log("name:", codeValue.name, "code:", codeValue.code);
            });
          }
        }
      });
    }
  });
});
editable Boolean

Indicates whether the field is editable.

Default Value:true
length Number

The field length.

Default Value:-1
name String

The name of the field.

Default Value:null
nullable Boolean

Indicates if the field can accept null values. Requires ArcGIS Server version 10.1 or greater.

Default Value:true
type String

The data type of the field.

Possible Values:"small-integer"|"integer"|"single"|"double"|"long"|"string"|"date"|"oid"|"geometry"|"blob"|"raster"|"guid"|"global-id"|"xml"

Default Value:null
valueType String
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.12

The types of values that can be assigned to a field. See the table below for a list of possible values.

Mode Description
name-or-title Text that represents a name, title, label, or keyword for each feature.
description Text that provides a longer description of the feature, more than just a name or title.
type-or-category Types or categories that group features based on common characteristics.
count-or-amount Integers (no decimal) that represent how many or how much there is of a specific attribute.
percentage-or-ratio Number values in this field reflect the relationship between different quantities.
measurement A number that reflects a characteristic that you can precisely measure.
unique-identifier The values in this field are used to positively distinguish one feature or entity from another.
ordered-or-ranked The values in this field represent a feature's status in an ordered or ranked list. For example, a feature could be one of the following: Small, medium, large, First, second, third, fourth, or Informational, warning, error, failure.
binary Only one of two values are possible for each feature. Some examples include the following: On or off, Yes or no, True or false, or Inhabited or vacant.
location-or-place-name Values in this field represent a geographic location. Examples of values in such a field include a street address, city name, region, building name (such as A.K. Smiley Public Library), attraction name (such as Alameda County Fairgrounds or Cairngorms National Park), postal code, or country.
coordinate These fields store a geographic coordinate value such as x, y, z, latitude, or longitude.
date-and-time Values in this field store explicit dates and times or date references such as days of the week, months, or years.
none No specified type.

Possible Values:"binary"|"coordinate"|"count-or-amount"|"date-and-time"|"description"|"location-or-place-name"|"measurement"|"name-or-title"|"none"|"ordered-or-ranked"|"percentage-or-ratio"|"type-or-category"|"unique-identifier"

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Method Overview

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Name Return Type Summary Class

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the object.

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Accessor
*

Creates a new instance of this class and initializes it with values from a JSON object generated from an ArcGIS product.

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Field
Boolean

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

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Accessor

Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

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Accessor
Object

Converts an instance of this class to its ArcGIS portal JSON representation.

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Field

Method Details

addHandles(handleOrHandles, groupKey)inherited
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.25

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the object. The handles will be removed when the object is destroyed.

// Manually manage handles
const handle = reactiveUtils.when(
  () => !view.updating,
  () => {
    wkidSelect.disabled = false;
  },
  { once: true }
);

// Handle gets removed when the object is destroyed.
this.addHandles(handle);
Parameters
handleOrHandles WatchHandle|WatchHandle[]

Handles marked for removal once the object is destroyed.

groupKey *
optional

Key identifying the group to which the handles should be added. All the handles in the group can later be removed with Accessor.removeHandles(). If no key is provided the handles are added to a default group.

fromJSON(json){*}static

Creates a new instance of this class and initializes it with values from a JSON object generated from an ArcGIS product. The object passed into the input json parameter often comes from a response to a query operation in the REST API or a toJSON() method from another ArcGIS product. See the Using fromJSON() topic in the Guide for details and examples of when and how to use this function.

Parameter
json Object

A JSON representation of the instance in the ArcGIS format. See the ArcGIS REST API documentation for examples of the structure of various input JSON objects.

Returns
Type Description
* Returns a new instance of this class.
hasHandles(groupKey){Boolean}inherited
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.25

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

Parameter
groupKey *
optional

A group key.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Returns true if a named group of handles exist.
Example
// Remove a named group of handles if they exist.
if (obj.hasHandles("watch-view-updates")) {
  obj.removeHandles("watch-view-updates");
}
removeHandles(groupKey)inherited
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.25

Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

Parameter
groupKey *
optional

A group key or an array or collection of group keys to remove.

Example
obj.removeHandles(); // removes handles from default group

obj.removeHandles("handle-group");
obj.removeHandles("other-handle-group");
toJSON(){Object}

Converts an instance of this class to its ArcGIS portal JSON representation. See the Using fromJSON() guide topic for more information.

Returns
Type Description
Object The ArcGIS portal JSON representation of an instance of this class.

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