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Update attributes (feature service)

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Update feature attributes in an online feature service.

Use case

Online feature services can be updated with new data. This is useful for updating existing data in real time while working in the field.

How to use the sample

To change the feature's damage property, tap the feature to select it, and update the damage type using the drop down.

How it works

Features in the map represent damage inspection points and are symbolized based on an attribute specifying the type of damage. Selecting an inspection point displays a callout. The callout contains information about the type of damage. To change the type of damage, select the information button in the callout. An editing window appears, allowing you to choose new attribute values. Selecting the update button will update the inspection point with the new value.

This is done by first obtaining the inspection point feature after it is selected. Once the feature is obtained, the feature's attribute is updated by calling setAttributeValue. To update the feature in the feature table, call updateFeature and pass in the edited feature. Finally, to update the service, call applyEdits to apply the edits to the service.

How it works

  1. Create a ServiceFeatureTable object from a URL.
    • When the table loads, you can get the domain to determine which options to present in your UI.
  2. Create a FeatureLayer object from the ServiceFeatureTable.
  3. Select features from the FeatureLayer.
  4. To update the feature's attribute, first load it, then use the attributeValue.
  5. Update the table with updateFeature.
  6. After a change, apply the changes on the server using applyEdits.

Relevant API

  • ArcGISFeature
  • FeatureLayer
  • ServiceFeatureTable


amend, attribute, details, edit, editing, information, value

Sample Code

import QtQuick 2.6
import QtQuick.Controls 2.2
import QtQuick.Layouts 1.3
import QtGraphicalEffects 1.0
import Esri.ArcGISRuntime 100.9
import Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Toolkit.Controls 100.9

Rectangle {
    width: 800
    height: 600
    readonly property var featAttributes: ["Destroyed", "Major", "Minor", "Affected", "Inaccessible"]
    property string damageType
    property var selectedFeature: null

    // Create MapView that contains a Map
    MapView {
        id: mapView
        anchors.fill: parent
        wrapAroundMode: Enums.WrapAroundModeDisabled

        Map {
            // Set the initial basemap to Streets
            BasemapStreets { }

            // set viewpoint over The United States
            ViewpointCenter {
                Point {
                    x: -10800000
                    y: 4500000
                    spatialReference: SpatialReference {
                        wkid: 102100
                targetScale: 3e7

            FeatureLayer {
                id: featureLayer

                // declare as child of feature layer, as featureTable is the default property
                ServiceFeatureTable {
                    id: featureTable
                    url: ""

                    // make sure edits are successfully applied to the service
                    onApplyEditsStatusChanged: {
                        if (applyEditsStatus === Enums.TaskStatusCompleted) {
                            console.log("successfully updated feature");

                    // signal handler for the asynchronous updateFeature method
                    onUpdateFeatureStatusChanged: {
                        if (updateFeatureStatus === Enums.TaskStatusCompleted) {
                            // apply the edits to the service

                // signal handler for selecting features
                onSelectFeaturesStatusChanged: {
                    if (selectFeaturesStatus === Enums.TaskStatusCompleted) {
                        if (!selectFeaturesResult.iterator.hasNext)

                        selectedFeature =;
                        damageType = selectedFeature.attributes.attributeValue("typdamage");

                        // show the callout

                        // set the combo box's default value
                        damageComboBox.currentIndex = featAttributes.indexOf(damageType);

        QueryParameters {
            id: params

        // hide the callout after navigation
        onViewpointChanged: {
            if (callout.visible)
            updateWindow.visible = false;

        onMouseClicked: {
            // reset the map callout and update window
            if (callout.visible)
            updateWindow.visible = false;
            mapView.identifyLayerWithMaxResults(featureLayer, mouse.x, mouse.y, 10, false, 1);

        onIdentifyLayerStatusChanged: {
            if (identifyLayerStatus === Enums.TaskStatusCompleted) {
                if (identifyLayerResult.geoElements.length > 0) {
                    // get the objectid of the identifed object
                    params.objectIdsAsInts = [identifyLayerResult.geoElements[0].attributes.attributeValue("objectid")];
                    // query for the feature using the objectid
                    featureLayer.selectFeaturesWithQuery(params, Enums.SelectionModeNew);

        calloutData {
            // HTML to style the title text by centering it, increase pt size,
            // and bolding it.
            title: "<br><b><font size=\"+2\">%1</font></b>".arg(damageType)
            location: selectedFeature ? selectedFeature.geometry : null

        Callout {
            id: callout
            calloutData: parent.calloutData;
            borderColor: "lightgrey"
            borderWidth: 1
            leaderPosition: leaderPositionEnum.Automatic
            onAccessoryButtonClicked: {
                updateWindow.visible = true;

    // Update Window
    Rectangle {
        id: updateWindow
        width: childrenRect.width
        height: childrenRect.height
        anchors.centerIn: parent
        radius: 10
        visible: false

        GaussianBlur {
            anchors.fill: updateWindow
            source: mapView
            radius: 40
            samples: 20

        MouseArea {
            anchors.fill: parent
            onClicked: mouse.accepted = true;
            onWheel: wheel.accepted = true;

        GridLayout {
            columns: 2
            anchors.margins: 5

            Text {
                Layout.columnSpan: 2
                Layout.margins: 5
                text: "Update Attribute"
                font.pixelSize: 16

            ComboBox {
                property int modelWidth: 0
                Layout.minimumWidth: modelWidth + leftPadding + rightPadding + indicator.width

                Layout.columnSpan: 2
                Layout.margins: 5
                Layout.fillWidth: true
                id: damageComboBox
                model: featAttributes

                Component.onCompleted : {
                    for (let i = 0; i < model.length; ++i) {
                        metrics.text = model[i];
                        modelWidth = Math.max(modelWidth, metrics.width);
                TextMetrics {
                    id: metrics
                    font: damageComboBox.font

            Button {
                Layout.margins: 5
                text: "Update"

                function doUpdateAttribute(){
                    if (selectedFeature.loadStatus === Enums.LoadStatusLoaded) {

                        selectedFeature.attributes.replaceAttribute("typdamage", damageComboBox.currentText);
                        // update the feature in the feature table asynchronously

                // once the update button is clicked, hide the windows, and fetch the currently selected features
                onClicked: {
                    if (callout.visible)
                    updateWindow.visible = false;


            Button {
                Layout.alignment: Qt.AlignRight
                Layout.margins: 5
                text: "Cancel"
                // once the cancel button is clicked, hide the window
                onClicked: updateWindow.visible = false;