Delete features (feature service)

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Delete features from an online feature service.

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Use case

Sometimes users may want to delete features from an online feature service.

How to use the sample

To delete a feature, tap it, then tap 'Delete incident'.

How it works

  1. Create a ServiceFeatureTable object from a URL.
  2. Create a FeatureLayer object from the service feature table.
  3. Select features from the feature layer via FeatureLayer.SelectFeatures().
  4. Remove the selected features from the service feature table using ServiceFeatureTable.DeleteFeatureAsync().
  5. Update the table on the server using ServiceFeatureTable.ApplyEditsAsync().

Relevant API

  • Feature
  • FeatureLayer
  • ServiceFeatureTable

Tags

deletion, feature, online, Service, table

Sample Code

DeleteFeatures.cs
                                                                                                                                                                                   
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// Copyright 2019 Esri.
//
// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
// You may obtain a copy of the License at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
//
// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an
// "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific
// language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

using Android.App;
using Android.OS;
using Android.Views;
using Android.Widget;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System;
using System.Linq;

namespace ArcGISRuntimeXamarin.Samples.DeleteFeatures
{
    [Activity (ConfigurationChanges=Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.Orientation | Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.ScreenSize)]
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.Sample(
        name: "Delete features (feature service)",
        category: "Data",
        description: "Delete features from an online feature service.",
        instructions: "To delete a feature, tap it, then tap 'Delete incident'.",
        tags: new[] { "Service", "deletion", "feature", "online", "table" })]
    public class DeleteFeatures : Activity
    {
        // Hold a reference to the MapView.
        private MapView _myMapView;

        // URL to the feature service.
        private const string FeatureServiceUrl = "https://sampleserver6.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services/DamageAssessment/FeatureServer/0";

        // Hold a reference to the feature layer.
        private FeatureLayer _damageLayer;

        protected override void OnCreate(Bundle bundle)
        {
            base.OnCreate(bundle);

            Title = "Delete features";

            CreateLayout();
            Initialize();
        }

        private void Initialize()
        {
            // Create the map with streets basemap.
            _myMapView.Map = new Map(BasemapStyle.ArcGISStreets);

            // Create the feature table, referring to the Damage Assessment feature service.
            ServiceFeatureTable damageTable = new ServiceFeatureTable(new Uri(FeatureServiceUrl));

            // Create a feature layer to visualize the features in the table.
            _damageLayer = new FeatureLayer(damageTable);

            // Add the layer to the map.
            _myMapView.Map.OperationalLayers.Add(_damageLayer);

            // Listen for user taps on the map - on tap, a callout will be shown.
            _myMapView.GeoViewTapped += MapView_Tapped;

            // Zoom to the United States.
            _myMapView.SetViewpointCenterAsync(new MapPoint(-10800000, 4500000, SpatialReferences.WebMercator), 3e7);
        }

        private async void MapView_Tapped(object sender, GeoViewInputEventArgs e)
        {
            // Clear any existing selection.
            _damageLayer.ClearSelection();

            // Dismiss any existing callouts.
            _myMapView.DismissCallout();

            try
            {
                // Perform an identify to determine if a user tapped on a feature.
                IdentifyLayerResult identifyResult = await _myMapView.IdentifyLayerAsync(_damageLayer, e.Position, 8, false);

                // Do nothing if there are no results.
                if (!identifyResult.GeoElements.Any())
                {
                    return;
                }

                // Otherwise, get the ID of the first result.
                long featureId = (long) identifyResult.GeoElements.First().Attributes["objectid"];

                // Get the feature by constructing a query and running it.
                QueryParameters qp = new QueryParameters();
                qp.ObjectIds.Add(featureId);
                FeatureQueryResult queryResult = await _damageLayer.FeatureTable.QueryFeaturesAsync(qp);
                Feature tappedFeature = queryResult.First();

                // Select the feature.
                _damageLayer.SelectFeature(tappedFeature);

                // Show the callout.
                ShowDeletionCallout(tappedFeature);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                ShowMessage(ex.ToString(), "There was a problem.");
            }
        }

        private void ShowDeletionCallout(Feature tappedFeature)
        {
            // Create a button for deleting the feature.
            Button deleteButton = new Button(this);
            deleteButton.Text = "Delete feature";

            // Handle button clicks.
            deleteButton.Click += (o, e) => { DeleteFeature(tappedFeature); };

            // Show the callout.
            _myMapView.ShowCalloutAt((MapPoint) tappedFeature.Geometry, deleteButton);
        }

        private async void DeleteFeature(Feature featureToDelete)
        {
            // Dismiss the callout.
            _myMapView.DismissCallout();

            try
            {
                // Delete the feature.
                await _damageLayer.FeatureTable.DeleteFeatureAsync(featureToDelete);

                // Sync the change with the service.
                ServiceFeatureTable serviceTable = (ServiceFeatureTable) _damageLayer.FeatureTable;
                await serviceTable.ApplyEditsAsync();

                // Show a message confirming the deletion.
                ShowMessage($"Deleted feature with ID {featureToDelete.Attributes["objectid"]}", "Success!");
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                ShowMessage(ex.ToString(), "Couldn't delete feature");
            }
        }

        private void ShowMessage(string message, string title)
        {
            // Display the message to the user.
            AlertDialog.Builder builder = new AlertDialog.Builder(this);
            builder.SetMessage(message).SetTitle(title).Show();
        }

        private void CreateLayout()
        {
            // Create a new vertical layout for the app.
            var layout = new LinearLayout(this) {Orientation = Orientation.Vertical};

            // Create the MapView.
            _myMapView = new MapView(this);

            // Create the help label.
            TextView helpLabel = new TextView(this);
            helpLabel.Text = "Tap to select a feature for deletion.";
            helpLabel.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.Center;
            helpLabel.Gravity = GravityFlags.Center;

            // Add the help label to the layout.
            layout.AddView(helpLabel);

            // Add the map view to the layout.
            layout.AddView(_myMapView);

            // Show the layout in the app.
            SetContentView(layout);
        }
    }
}

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