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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

        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
        <Border Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
            <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical">
                <TextBlock Text="Tap to select a feature, then change its damage type."
                       FontWeight="SemiBold" />
                <ComboBox x:Name="DamageTypeDropDown"
// Copyright 2019 Esri.
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System;
using System.Linq;
using Windows.UI.Popups;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.UpdateAttributes
        "Update attributes (feature service)",
        "Update feature attributes in an online feature service.",
    public partial class UpdateAttributes
        // 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 async void DamageTable_Loaded(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // This code needs to work with the UI, so it needs to run on the UI thread.
            await Dispatcher.RunAsync(Windows.UI.Core.CoreDispatcherPriority.Normal, () =>
                // 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.
                DamageTypeDropDown.ItemsSource = attributeDomain.CodedValues.Select(codedValue => codedValue.Name);

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

            // Dismiss any existing callouts.

            // Reset the dropdown.
            DamageTypeDropDown.IsEnabled = false;
            DamageTypeDropDown.SelectedIndex = -1;

                // Perform an identify to determine if a user tapped on a feature.
                IdentifyLayerResult identifyResult = await MyMapView.IdentifyLayerAsync(_damageLayer, e.Position, 2, 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 new MessageDialog(ex.ToString(), "Error selecting feature.").ShowAsync();

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

            // Update the combobox selection without triggering the event.
            DamageTypeDropDown.SelectionChanged -= DamageType_Changed;
            DamageTypeDropDown.SelectedValue = currentAttributeValue;
            DamageTypeDropDown.SelectionChanged += DamageType_Changed;

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

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

                // Get the new value.
                string selectedAttributeValue = DamageTypeDropDown.SelectedValue.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 new MessageDialog($"Edited feature {_selectedFeature.Attributes["objectid"]}", "Success!").ShowAsync();
            catch (Exception ex)
                await new MessageDialog(ex.ToString(), "Failed to edit feature.").ShowAsync();
                // Clear the selection.
                _selectedFeature = null;

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