require(["esri/widgets/Editor"], function(Editor) { /* code goes here */ });
Class: esri/widgets/Editor
Inheritance: Editor Widget Accessor
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.11

This widget provides an out-of-the-box editing experience to help streamline the editing experience within a web application. The widget has two different Workflows, create and update. These workflows allow you to either add features or edit and/or delete existing features within an editable feature layer. The widget automatically recognizes if there are editable feature layers within the map. If it recognizes that they are editable, the layers can be used by the widget. In addition, it is also possible to configure how the Editor behaves by setting its layerInfos property. This property takes an array of configuration objects which allow you to configure the editing experience for these layers.

Known Limitations

The Editor widget is not yet at full parity with the functionality provided in the 3.x Editor widget. For example, there is currently no support for editing attachments or related feature attributes. There is also currently no support for editing feature layers derived from feature collections and is currently only supported when working with MapViews.

editor

For information about gaining full control of widget styles, see the Styling topic.
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Example:
var editor = new Editor({
  view: view
});

view.ui.add(editor, "top-right");

Constructors

new Editor(properties)
Parameter:
properties Object
optional

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

Example:
// Typical usage for Editor widget. This will recognize all editable layers in the map.
const editor = new Editor({
  view: viewDiv
});

Property Overview

Any properties can be set, retrieved or listened to. See the Working with Properties topic.
NameTypeSummaryClass
Workflow

A property indicating the current active workflow.

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String[]

An array of string values which specifies what end users are allowed to edit.

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String|HTMLElement

The ID or node representing the DOM element containing the widget.

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String

The name of the class.

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Boolean

When true, this property indicates whether the widget has been destroyed.

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String

The widget's default CSS icon class.

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String

The unique ID assigned to the widget when the widget is created.

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String

The widget's default label.

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LayerInfo[]

An array of editing configurations for individual layers.

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SupportingWidgetDefaults

This property allows customization of supporting Editor widgets and their default behavior.

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MapView

A reference to the MapView.

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EditorViewModel

The view model for this widget.

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Property Details

activeWorkflow Workflowreadonly

A property indicating the current active workflow.

allowedWorkflows String[]

An array of string values which specifies what end users are allowed to edit. For example, a feature layer with full editing privileges may be available. But you may only want the end user to have the ability to update existing features. Set the allowedWorkflows to only update.

Possible ValueDescriptionExample
createIndicated in the widget via the Add feature option. This allows the end user to create new features in the feature service.combinedcreate
updateIndicated in the widget via the Edit feature option. This allows the end user to update and/or delete features in the feature service.combinedupdate

These workflows are only enabled if the feature service allows these operations. For example, if a feature service is only enabled to allow updates, Add features is not enabled.

Example:
const editor = new Editor({
  view: view,
  allowedWorkflows: ["update"] // allows only updates and no adds
});

The ID or node representing the DOM element containing the widget. This property can only be set once.

declaredClass Stringreadonly inherited

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

destroyed Boolean inherited

When true, this property indicates whether the widget has been destroyed.

iconClass Stringreadonly

The widget's default CSS icon class.

The unique ID assigned to the widget when the widget is created. If not set by the developer, it will default to the container ID, or if that is not present then it will be automatically generated.

label String

The widget's default label.

layerInfos LayerInfo[]

An array of editing configurations for individual layers.

If you have an editable feature layer but do not want the end user to do any type of editing, you can limit this by setting the enabled property to false.

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Example:
const editor = new Editor({
  layerInfos: [{
    layer: featureLayer, // pass in the feature layer
    fieldConfig: [ // Specify which fields to configure
      {
        name: "fulladdr",
        label: "Full Address"
      },
      {
        name: "neighborhood",
        label: "Neighborhood"
      }],
    enabled: true, // default is true, set to false to disable editing functionality
    addEnabled: true, // default is true, set to false to disable the ability to add a new feature
    updateEnabled: false // default is true, set to false to disable the ability to edit an existing feature
    deleteEnabled: false // default is true, set to false to disable the ability to delete features
  }]
});
supportingWidgetDefaults SupportingWidgetDefaults

This property allows customization of supporting Editor widgets and their default behavior. These widgets include FeatureForm, FeatureTemplates, and Sketch.

This property is useful for basic overrides of the default widgets. There may be some limitations to what the Editor can do with these overridden properties. For example, the Editor will always disable the multipleSelectionEnabled property in Sketch.defaultUpdateOptions no matter what is set within this property.

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view MapView

A reference to the MapView. This view provides the editable layers for the Editor widget.

The view model for this widget. This is a class that contains all the logic (properties and methods) that controls this widget's behavior. See the esri/widgets/Editor/EditorToggleViewModel class to access all properties and methods on the widget.

Method Overview

NameReturn TypeSummaryClass

Cancels any active workflow.

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String

A utility method used for building the value for a widget's class property.

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This is applicable if there is an active update workflow.

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Destroys the widget instance.

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Boolean

Emits an event on the instance.

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Boolean

Indicates whether there is an event listener on the instance that matches the provided event name.

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Object

Registers an event handler on the instance.

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Widget teardown helper.

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This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets.

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Object

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets.

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Renders widget to the DOM immediately.

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This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets.

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Initiates the create workflow by displaying the panel where feature creation begins.

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This method starts the Editor workflow where it waits for the feature to be selected.

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Initiates the create workflow by displaying the FeatureTemplates panel.

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Starts the update workflow at the feature geometry and attribute editing panel.

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Starts the update workflow using the current selected feature.

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This method starts the Editor workflow where it waits for multiple features to be selected.

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Method Details

cancelWorkflow()

Cancels any active workflow.

classes(classNames){String}inherited

A utility method used for building the value for a widget's class property. This aids in simplifying CSS class setup.

Parameter:
classNames (String|String[]|Object)[]
repeatable

The class names.

Returns:
TypeDescription
StringThe computed class name.
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Example:
// .tsx syntax showing how to set CSS classes while rendering the widget

render() {
  const dynamicIconClasses = {
    [CSS.myIcon]: this.showIcon,
    [CSS.greyIcon]: !this.showIcon
  };

  return (
    <div class={classes(CSS.root, CSS.mixin, dynamicIconClasses)} />
  );
}
deleteFeatureFromWorkflow()

This is applicable if there is an active update workflow. If so, this method deletes the workflow feature.

destroy()inherited

Destroys the widget instance.

emit(type, event){Boolean}inherited

Emits an event on the instance. This method should only be used when creating subclasses of this class.

Parameters:
type String

The name of the event.

event Object
optional

The event payload.

Returns:
TypeDescription
Booleantrue if a listener was notified
hasEventListener(type){Boolean}inherited

Indicates whether there is an event listener on the instance that matches the provided event name.

Parameter:
type String

The name of the event.

Returns:
TypeDescription
BooleanReturns true if the class supports the input event.
on(type, listener){Object}inherited

Registers an event handler on the instance. Call this method to hook an event with a listener.

Parameters:

A event type, or an array of event types, to listen for.

listener Function

The function to call when the event is fired.

Returns:
TypeDescription
ObjectReturns an event handler with a remove() method that can be called to stop listening for the event(s).
PropertyTypeDescription
removeFunctionWhen called, removes the listener from the event.
Example:
view.on("click", function(event){
  // event is the event handle returned after the event fires.
  console.log(event.mapPoint);
});
own(handles)inherited

Widget teardown helper. Any handles added to it will be automatically removed when the widget is destroyed.

Parameter:

Handles marked for removal once the widget is destroyed.

postInitialize()inherited

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets. Executes after widget is ready for rendering.

render(){Object}inherited

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets. It must be implemented by subclasses for rendering.

Returns:
TypeDescription
ObjectThe rendered virtual node.
renderNow()inherited

Renders widget to the DOM immediately.

scheduleRender()inherited

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets. Schedules widget rendering. This method is useful for changes affecting the UI.

startCreateWorkflowAtFeatureCreation(creationInfo)

Initiates the create workflow by displaying the panel where feature creation begins. This method takes a CreationInfo object containing the layer(s) and template(s) to use.

Parameter:
creationInfo CreationInfo

An object containing information needed to create a new feature using the Editor widget. This object provides the feature template and layer for creating a new feature.

startCreateWorkflowAtFeatureEdit(feature)

This method starts the Editor workflow where it waits for the feature to be selected.

Parameter:
feature Graphic

The feature to be edited.

startCreateWorkflowAtFeatureTypeSelection()

Initiates the create workflow by displaying the FeatureTemplates panel.

startUpdateWorkflowAtFeatureEdit(feature)

Starts the update workflow at the feature geometry and attribute editing panel.

Parameter:
feature Graphic

The feature to be updated.

startUpdateWorkflowAtFeatureSelection()

Starts the update workflow using the current selected feature.

startUpdateWorkflowAtMultipleFeatureSelection(candidates)

This method starts the Editor workflow where it waits for multiple features to be selected.

Parameter:
candidates Graphic[]

An array of features to be updated. This is only relevant when there are multiple candidates to update.

Type Definitions

CreationInfo

This object provides the feature template and layer for creating a new feature.

Properties:

The associated feature layer where the new feature is created.

The associated feature template used to create the new feature.

LayerInfo

Editor configurations used for an array of fields.

Properties:

The associated feature layer containing the editable fields.

fieldConfig FieldConfig[]
optional

The configuration options for displaying an array of fields within the widget. Take note that all fields except for editor, globalID, objectID, and system maintained area and length fields will be included. Otherwise, it is up to the developer to set the right field(s) to override and display.

If this is set, in addition to overrides in the supportingWidgetDefaults, the overrides specified in the supportingWidgetDefaults property take precedence.

enabled Boolean
optional
Default Value:true

Indicates whether to enable editing on the layer. Defaults to true if service supports it.

addEnabled Boolean
optional

Indicates whether to enable Add feature functionality. Defaults to true if service supports it.

updateEnabled Boolean
optional

Indicates whether to enable Update feature functionality. Defaults to true if service supports it.

deleteEnabled Boolean
optional

Indicates whether to enable the ability to delete features. Defaults to true if service supports it.

SupportingWidgetDefaults

Set this to customize any supporting Editor widgets default behavior. These widgets include FeatureForm, FeatureTemplates, and Sketch.

Properties:
featureForm Object
optional

An object containing properties specific for customizing the FeatureForm widget.

Specification:
fieldConfig FieldConfig[]
optional

An array of FieldConfig objects to use within the FeatureForm.

Any field configurations set within the layerInfos property will be overridden if it is set here in the supportingWidgetDefaults property.

groupDisplay String
optional

String indicating the [groupDisplay] and how they will be displayed to the end user.

featureTemplates Object
optional

An object containing properties specific for customizing the FeatureTemplates widget.

Specification:
optional

Aids in managing various template items and how they display within the widget. Please refer to groupBy API reference for additional information.

filterEnabled Boolean
optional

Indicates whether the templates filter displays.

sketch Object
optional

An object containing properties specific for customizng the Sketch widget.

Specification:
updateOptions Object
optional

An object containing the updateOptions for the Sketch widget.

markerSymbol SimpleMarkerSymbol
optional

The marker symbol used to symbolize any point feature updates.

polygonSymbol SimpleFillSymbol
optional

The polygon symbol used to symbolize any polygon feature updates.

polylineSymbol SimpleLineSymbol
optional

The line symbol used to symbolize any line feature updates.

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