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Feature layer query

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Find features in a feature table which match an SQL query.

Use case

Query expressions can be used in ArcGIS to select a subset of features from a feature table. This is most useful in large or complicated data sets. A possible use case might be on a feature table marking the location of street furniture through a city. A user may wish to query by a TYPE column to return "benches". In this sample, we query a U.S. state by STATE_NAME from a feature table containing all U.S. states.

How to use the sample

Input the name of a U.S. state into the text field. When you click "Find and Select", a query is performed and the matching features are highlighted or an error is returned.

How it works

Enter part of a USA state name in the text box and select the Find and Select button. The sample uses the text from the text box to query for the state name, and will select the features returned from the query. Also, the map view will pan and zoom to the first feature in the list of selected features.

  1. Create a ServiceFeatureTable using the URL of a feature service.
  2. Create a QueryParameters with a where clause specified by setting whereClause.
  3. Perform the query using queryFeatures(query) on the service feature table.
  4. When complete, the query will return a FeatureQueryResult which can be iterated over to get the matching features.

Relevant API

  • FeatureLayer
  • FeatureQueryResult
  • QueryParameters
  • ServiceFeatureTable

About the data

This sample uses U.S. State polygon features from the USA 2016 Daytime Population feature service.


Search and Query

Sample Code

import QtQuick 2.6
import QtQuick.Controls 2.2
import Esri.ArcGISRuntime 100.9

Rectangle {
    width: 800
    height: 600

    // Map view UI presentation at top
    MapView {
        id: mapView

        anchors.fill: parent
        wrapAroundMode: Enums.WrapAroundModeDisabled

        Map {
            id: map

            BasemapTopographic {}
            initialViewpoint: viewPoint

            FeatureLayer {
                id: featureLayer
                maxScale: 10000

                // default property (renderer)
                SimpleRenderer {
                    SimpleFillSymbol {
                        style: Enums.SimpleFillSymbolStyleSolid
                        color: Qt.rgba(1, 1, 0, 0.6)

                        // default property (outline)
                        SimpleLineSymbol {
                            style: Enums.SimpleLineSymbolStyleSolid
                            color: "black"
                            width: 2.0
                            antiAlias: true

                // feature table
                ServiceFeatureTable {
                    id: featureTable
                    url: ""

                    onQueryFeaturesStatusChanged: {
                        if (queryFeaturesStatus === Enums.TaskStatusCompleted) {
                            if (!queryFeaturesResult.iterator.hasNext) {
                                errorMsgDialog.visible = true;

                            // clear any previous selection

                            const features = []
                            // get the features
                            while (queryFeaturesResult.iterator.hasNext) {

                            // select the features
                            // The ideal way to select features is to call featureLayer.selectFeaturesWithQuery(), which will
                            // automatically select the features based on your query.  This is just a way to show you operations
                            // that you can do with query results. Refer to API doc for more details.

                            // zoom to the first feature
                            mapView.setViewpointGeometryAndPadding(features[0].geometry, 30);

        // initial viewPoint
        ViewpointCenter {
            id: viewPoint
            center: Point {
                x: -11e6
                y: 5e6
                spatialReference: SpatialReference {
                    wkid: 102100
            targetScale: 9e7

        QueryParameters {
            id: params

        Row {
            id: findRow

            anchors {
                left: parent.left
                right: parent.right
                margins: 5
            spacing: 5

            TextField {
                id: findText
                width: parent.width * 0.25
                placeholderText: "Enter a state name to select"
                inputMethodHints: Qt.ImhNoPredictiveText
                selectByMouse: true
                validator: RegExpValidator{ regExp: /^[a-zA-Z ]*$/ }
                Keys.onReturnPressed: {

            Button {
                text: "Find and Select"
                enabled: featureTable.loadStatus === Enums.LoadStatusLoaded
                onClicked: {

        Dialog {
            id: errorMsgDialog
            modal: true
            x: Math.round(parent.width - width) / 2
            y: Math.round(parent.height - height) / 2
            standardButtons: Dialog.Ok
            property alias text : textLabel.text
            Text {
                id: textLabel
                text: "No state named " + findText.text.toUpperCase() + " exists."

    // function to form and execute the query
    function query() {
        // set the where clause
        params.whereClause = "STATE_NAME LIKE '" + formatStateNameForQuery(findText.text) + "%'";

        // start the query

    function formatStateNameForQuery(stateName) {
        // format state names as expected by the service, for instance "Rhode Island"
        if (stateName === "")
            return "";

        const formattedWords = [];

        const lowerStateName = stateName.toLowerCase();
        const words = lowerStateName.split(" ");
        words.forEach(word => formattedWords.push(word.charAt(0).toUpperCase() + word.slice(1)));

        return formattedWords.join(" ");