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Update attributes (feature service)

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Update feature attributes in an online feature service.

How to use the sample

Tap a feature to select it, then use the dropdown to update it.

How it works

To get a Feature from a ServiceFeatureTable and update its attributes:

  • Create a service feature table from a URL.
    • When the table loads, you can get the domain to determine which options to present in your UI.
  • Create a feature layer from the service feature table.
  • Select features from the feature layer.
  • To update the feature's attribute, first load it, then use the ArcGISFeature.SetAttributeValue().
  • Update the table with ServiceFeatureTable.UpdateFeatureAsync().
  • After a change, apply the changes on the server using ServiceFeatureTable.ApplyEditsAsync().

Relevant API

  • Map
  • ArcGISFeature
  • FeatureLayer
  • MapView
  • ServiceFeatureTable


Editing, attribute, value, domain, coded value, coded value domain

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns=""
        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" Style="{StaticResource MapWithFormStyle}"
                        BindingContext="{x:Reference Name=ResponsiveFormContainer}" />
        <resources:ResponsiveFormContainer x:Name="ResponsiveFormContainer">
                <Label Text="Tap to select a feature to edit."
                <Picker x:Name="DamageTypePicker"
// 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.
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using System;
using System.Linq;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntimeXamarin.Samples.UpdateAttributes
        "Update attributes (feature service)",
        "Update feature attributes in an online feature service.",
    public partial class UpdateAttributes : ContentPage
        // URL to the feature service.
        private const string FeatureServiceUrl = "";

        // Name of the field that will be updated.
        private const string AttributeFieldName = "typdamage";

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

        // Hold a reference to the selected feature.
        private ArcGISFeature _selectedFeature;

        public UpdateAttributes()

        private void Initialize()
            // Create the map with streets basemap.
            MyMapView.Map = new Map(Basemap.CreateStreets());

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

            // When the table loads, use it to discover the domain of the typdamage field.
            damageTable.Loaded += DamageTable_Loaded;

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

            // Add the layer to the map.

            // Listen for user taps on the map - this will select the feature.
            MyMapView.GeoViewTapped += MapView_Tapped;

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

        private void DamageTable_Loaded(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // This code needs to work with the UI, so it needs to run on the UI thread.
            Device.BeginInvokeOnMainThread(() =>
                // Get the relevant field from the table.
                ServiceFeatureTable table = (ServiceFeatureTable) sender;
                Field typeDamageField = table.Fields.First(field => field.Name == AttributeFieldName);

                // Get the domain for the field.
                CodedValueDomain attributeDomain = (CodedValueDomain) typeDamageField.Domain;

                // Update the combobox with the attribute values.
                DamageTypePicker.ItemsSource = attributeDomain.CodedValues.Select(codedValue => codedValue.Name).ToList();

        private async void MapView_Tapped(object sender, Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Xamarin.Forms.GeoViewInputEventArgs e)
            // Clear any existing selection.

            // Dismiss any existing callouts.

            // Reset the picker.
            DamageTypePicker.IsEnabled = false;
            DamageTypePicker.SelectedIndex = -1;

                // 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())

                // Get the tapped feature.
                _selectedFeature = (ArcGISFeature)identifyResult.GeoElements.First();

                // Select the feature.

                // Update the UI for the selection.
            catch (Exception ex)
                await Application.Current.MainPage.DisplayAlert("Error selecting feature.", ex.ToString(), "OK");

        private void UpdateUiForSelectedFeature()
            // Get the current value.
            string currentAttributeValue = _selectedFeature.Attributes[AttributeFieldName].ToString();

            // Update the combobox selection without triggering the event.
            DamageTypePicker.SelectedIndexChanged -= DamageType_Changed;
            DamageTypePicker.SelectedItem = currentAttributeValue;
            DamageTypePicker.SelectedIndexChanged += DamageType_Changed;

            // Enable the combobox.
            DamageTypePicker.IsEnabled = true;

        private async void DamageType_Changed(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // Skip if nothing is selected.
            if (DamageTypePicker.SelectedIndex == -1)

                // Get the new value.
                string selectedAttributeValue = DamageTypePicker.SelectedItem.ToString();

                // Load the feature.
                await _selectedFeature.LoadAsync();

                // Update the attribute value.
                _selectedFeature.SetAttributeValue(AttributeFieldName, selectedAttributeValue);

                // Update the table.
                await _selectedFeature.FeatureTable.UpdateFeatureAsync(_selectedFeature);

                // Update the service.
                ServiceFeatureTable table = (ServiceFeatureTable) _selectedFeature.FeatureTable;
                await table.ApplyEditsAsync();

                await Application.Current.MainPage.DisplayAlert("Success!", $"Edited feature {_selectedFeature.Attributes["objectid"]}", "OK");
            catch (Exception ex)
                await Application.Current.MainPage.DisplayAlert("Failed to edit feature", ex.ToString(), "OK");
                // Clear the selection.
                _selectedFeature = null;

                // Update the UI.
                DamageTypePicker.IsEnabled = false;
                DamageTypePicker.SelectedIndex = -1;