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Statistical query

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Query a table to get aggregated statistics back for a specific field.


Use case

For example, a county boundaries table with population information can be queried to return aggregated results for total, average, maximum, and minimum population, rather than downloading the values for every county and calculating statistics manually.

How to use the sample

Pan and zoom to define the extent for the query. Use the 'Cities in current extent' checkbox to control whether the query only includes features in the visible extent. Use the 'Cities grater than 5M' checkbox to filter the results to only those cities with a population greater than 5 million people. Click 'Get statistics' to perform the query. The query will return population-based statistics from the combined results of all features matching the query criteria.

How it works

  1. Create a ServiceFeatureTable with a URL to the feature service.
  2. Create StatisticsQueryParameters, and StatisticDefinition objects, and add to the parameters.
  3. Execute QueryStatistics on the ServiceFeatureTable. Depending on the state of the two checkboxes, additional parameters are set.
  4. Display each StatisticRecord in the first returned QueryStatisticsResult.

Relevant API

  • QueryParameters
  • ServiceFeatureTable
  • StatisticDefinition
  • StatisticRecord
  • StatisticType
  • StatisticsQueryParameters
  • StatisticsQueryResult


analysis, average, bounding geometry, filter, intersect, maximum, mean, minimum, query, spatial query, standard deviation, statistics, sum, variance

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns=""
      <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
      <RowDefinition />
            <ColumnDefinition Width="3*"/>
        <Switch x:Name="OnlyInExtentSwitch"
               Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="0"
        <Label Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="1"
               Text="Cities in current extent"/>
        <Switch x:Name="OnlyBigCitiesSwitch"
               Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0"
        <Label Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1"
               Text="Cities larger than 5M"/>
        <Button x:Name="GetStatsButton"
               Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
               Text="Get Statistics"

        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"
        <Grid x:Name="ResultsGrid"
                <RowDefinition Height="auto"/>
                <RowDefinition Height="50"/>
            <ListView x:Name="StatResultsList"/>
            <Button Text="Dismiss"
// Copyright 2017 Esri.
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.StatisticalQuery
        "Statistical query",
        "This sample demonstrates how to query a feature table to get statistics for a specified field.",
        "Check the appropriate boxes to filter features by attributes and/or within the current extent. Click the button to see basic statistics displayed for world cities.")]
    public partial class StatisticalQuery : ContentPage
        // URI for the world cities map service layer
        private Uri _worldCitiesServiceUri = new Uri("");

        // World cities feature table
        private FeatureTable _worldCitiesTable;

        public StatisticalQuery()

            // Initialize the base map and world cities feature layer

        private void Initialize()
            // Create a new Map with the world streets vector basemap
            Map myMap = new Map(Basemap.CreateStreets());

            // Create feature table using the world cities URI
            _worldCitiesTable = new ServiceFeatureTable(_worldCitiesServiceUri);

            // Create a new feature layer to display features in the world cities table
            FeatureLayer worldCitiesLayer = new FeatureLayer(_worldCitiesTable);

            // Add the world cities layer to the map

            // Assign the map to the MapView
            MyMapView.Map = myMap;

        private async void OnExecuteStatisticsQueryClicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // Create definitions for each statistic to calculate
            StatisticDefinition statDefinitionAvgPop = new StatisticDefinition("POP", StatisticType.Average, "");
            StatisticDefinition statDefinitionMinPop = new StatisticDefinition("POP", StatisticType.Minimum, "");
            StatisticDefinition statDefinitionMaxPop = new StatisticDefinition("POP", StatisticType.Maximum, "");
            StatisticDefinition statDefinitionSumPop = new StatisticDefinition("POP", StatisticType.Sum, "");
            StatisticDefinition statDefinitionStdDevPop = new StatisticDefinition("POP", StatisticType.StandardDeviation, "");
            StatisticDefinition statDefinitionVarPop = new StatisticDefinition("POP", StatisticType.Variance, "");

            // Create a definition for count that includes an alias for the output
            StatisticDefinition statDefinitionCount = new StatisticDefinition("POP", StatisticType.Count, "CityCount");

            // Add the statistics definitions to a list
            List<StatisticDefinition> statDefinitions = new List<StatisticDefinition>
                          { statDefinitionAvgPop,

            // Create the statistics query parameters, pass in the list of definitions
            StatisticsQueryParameters statQueryParams = new StatisticsQueryParameters(statDefinitions);

            // If only using features in the current extent, set up the spatial filter for the statistics query parameters
            if (OnlyInExtentSwitch.IsToggled)
                // Get the current extent (envelope) from the map view
                Envelope currentExtent = MyMapView.GetCurrentViewpoint(ViewpointType.BoundingGeometry).TargetGeometry as Envelope;

                // Set the statistics query parameters geometry with the envelope
                statQueryParams.Geometry = currentExtent;

                // Set the spatial relationship to Intersects (which is the default)
                statQueryParams.SpatialRelationship = SpatialRelationship.Intersects;

            // If only evaluating the largest cities (over 5 million in population), set up an attribute filter
            if (OnlyBigCitiesSwitch.IsToggled)
                // Set a where clause to get the largest cities (could also use "POP_CLASS = '5,000,000 and greater'")
                statQueryParams.WhereClause = "POP_RANK = 1";

                // Execute the statistical query with these parameters and await the results
                StatisticsQueryResult statQueryResult = await _worldCitiesTable.QueryStatisticsAsync(statQueryParams);

                // Display results in the list box
                StatResultsList.ItemsSource = statQueryResult.First().Statistics.Select(m =>$"{m.Key}:{m.Value}").ToList();
                ResultsGrid.IsVisible = true;
            catch (Exception ex)
                await Application.Current.MainPage.DisplayAlert("Error", ex.Message, "OK");

        private void HideResults(object sender, EventArgs e)
            ResultsGrid.IsVisible = false;