Add features with contingent values

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Create and add features whose attribute values satisfy a predefined set of contingencies.

Add features with contingent values

Use case

Contingent values are a data design feature that allow you to make values in one field dependent on values in another field. Your choice for a value on one field further constrains the domain values that can be placed on another field. In this way, contingent values enforce data integrity by applying additional constraints to reduce the number of valid field inputs.

For example, a field crew working in a sensitive habitat area may be required to stay a certain distance away from occupied bird nests, but the size of that exclusion area differs depending on the bird's level of protection according to presiding laws. Surveyors can add points of bird nests in the work area and their selection of the size of the exclusion area will be contingent on the values in other attribute fields.

How to use the sample

Tap on the map to add a feature symbolizing a bird's nest. Then choose values describing the nest's status, protection, and buffer size. Notice how different values are available depending on the values of preceding fields. Once the contingent values are validated, tap "Done" to add the feature to the map.

How it works

  1. Create and load the Geodatabase from the mobile geodatabase location on file.
  2. Load the GeodatabaseFeatureTable.
  3. Load the ContingentValuesDefinition from the feature table with GeodatabaseFeatureTable.ContingentValuesDefinition.LoadAsync().
  4. Create a new FeatureLayer from the feature table and add it to the map.
  5. Create a new ArcGISFeature using GeodatabaseFeatureTable.CreateFeature().
  6. Add the new ArcGISFeature to the feature table using GeodatabaseFeatureTable.AddFeatureAsync(newFeature).
  7. After selecting a value from the initial coded values for the first field, retrieve the remaining valid contingent values for each field as you select the values for the attributes.
    i. Get the ContingentValueResults by using GeodatabaseFeatureTable.GetContingentValues(newFeature, fieldName) with the feature and the target field by name.
    ii. Get a list of valid ContingentValues from ContingentValuesResult.ContingentValuesByFieldGroup dictionary with the name of the relevant field group.
    iii. Iterate through the list of valid contingent values to create a list of ContingentCodedValue names or the minimum and maximum values of a ContingentRangeValue depending on the type of ContingentValue returned.
  8. Set the ArcGISFeature attribute values by name with ArcGISFeature.SetAttributeValue(fieldName, fieldValue).
  9. Validate the feature's contingent values by using GeodatabaseFeatureTable.ValidateContingencyConstraints(newFeature) with the created feature. If the resulting list is empty, the selected values are valid.

Relevant API

  • FeatureTable
  • CodedValue
  • CodedValueDomain
  • ContingencyConstraintViolation
  • ContingentCodedValue
  • ContingentRangeValue
  • ContingentValuesDefinition
  • ContingentValuesResult

Offline data

This sample uses the Contingent values birds nests mobile geodatabase and the Fillmore topographic map vector tile package for the basemap.

About the data

The mobile geodatabase contains birds nests in the Fillmore area, defined with contingent values. Each feature contains information about its status, protection, and buffer size.

Additional information

Learn more about contingent values and how to utilize them on the ArcGIS Pro documentation.

Tags

coded values, contingent values, feature table, geodatabase

Sample Code

AddFeaturesWithContingentValues.xamlAddFeaturesWithContingentValues.xamlAddFeaturesWithContingentValues.xaml.cs
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<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.AddFeaturesWithContingentValues.AddFeaturesWithContingentValues"
             xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
             xmlns:esri="http://schemas.esri.com/arcgis/runtime/2013">
    <Grid>
        <esri:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" GeoViewTapped="MyMapView_GeoViewTapped" />
        <Border x:Name="FeatureAttributesPanel"
                MaxWidth="200"
                IsVisibleChanged="FeatureAttributesPanel_IsVisibleChanged"
                Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
            <StackPanel>
                <Label Content="Status" />
                <ComboBox x:Name="StatusCombo" />
                <Label Content="Protection" />
                <ComboBox x:Name="ProtectionCombo" />
                <Label Content="Buffer Size" />
                <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
                    <Slider x:Name="BufferSizeSlider"
                            Width="115"
                            IsSnapToTickEnabled="True"
                            TickFrequency="1"
                            TickPlacement="BottomRight" />
                    <TextBlock Width="40"
                               Height="20"
                               Margin="5,0"
                               Text="{Binding ElementName=BufferSizeSlider, Path=Value, UpdateSourceTrigger=PropertyChanged}"
                               TextAlignment="left" />
                </StackPanel>

                <Button x:Name="SaveButton"
                        Width="80"
                        Margin="0,5"
                        HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                        Click="SaveButton_Click"
                        Content="Save" />
                <Button x:Name="DiscardButton"
                        Width="80"
                        HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                        Click="DiscardButton_Click"
                        Content="Discard" />
            </StackPanel>
        </Border>
    </Grid>
</UserControl>

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