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Apply Edits (Feature Service)

  • URL:https://<featureservice-url>/applyEdits(POST only)
  • Required Capability:Create, Update, Delete. Create required to add features, Update required to update features, and Delete required to delete features.
  • Version Introduced:10.1

Description

The applyEdits operation applies edits to features associated with multiple layers or tables in a single call (POST only). This operation is performed on a feature service resource. The result of this operation is an array of edit results for each layer/table edited. Each edit result identifies a single feature on a layer or table and indicates whether the edits were successful or not. If an edit is not successful, the edit result also includes an error code and an error description.

Starting at version 10.6, services can be published from enterprise geodatabase layers that have attribute rules. Attribute rules are applied to the back end datasets and fire when edits are applied. Types of attribute rules include calculation rules which automatically apply a calculated value to a field as well as constraint rules which will cause an edit to return an error if the constraint is violated. See the constraint rule violate JSON response examples below.

Starting at 10.6.1, functionality has been added to support splitting features. The split operation can be combined with adds, updates, and deletes if needed. See the JSON example below for the split syntax and a response example.

Note:

Hosted feature services support adding or updating BLOB column values in Base64.

Note:

Any geometry edits made to the service are validated with OGC standards.

Starting at 10.8, the returnServiceEditsInSourceSR parameter can be used when the returnServiceEditsOption is set to originalAndCurrentFeatures and the layer property supportsReturnServiceEditsInSourceSR in advanceEditingCapabilities (layer property) is set to true.

New at 11.0

  • ArcGIS Enterprise hosted feature services now support the async parameter.
  • A new parameter, returnEditResults, was introduced at this release. When set to false, applyEdits only returns a response of the following form:
    {"success": <true|false>}
    The returnEditResults parameter can be set to false only when rollbackOnFailure is set to true. Support for this new parameter is indicated by a feature service having the service-level supportsReturnedEditResults property, under advancedEditingCapabilities, set as true. At this release, returnEditResults is supported by hosted feature services.

New at 10.9.1

The service-level applyEdits operation for hosted feature service in ArcGIS Online, and non-hosted feature service in ArcGIS Enterprise, includes an option to process requests asynchronously. This option is ideal for longer running edit operations that may timeout otherwise. The async parameter can be used if the service resource has the supportsAsyncApplyEdits service property as true (found under advancedEditingCapabilities).

New at 10.9

A new parameter, timeReferenceUnknownClient, has been added at 10.9. Setting timeReferenceUnknownClient as true indicates that the client is capable of working with date field data values that are not in UTC. For more information on this parameter, see the table below.

Request parameters

ParameterDetails
edits

(Required)

A JSON array of layers and edits to be applied. Edits cannot be from a mix of nonversioned and traditional versioned layers or a mix of nonversioned and branch versioned layers. Edits to nonversioned layers must be applied separately from edits to traditional versioned or branch versioned layers. Features to be added or updated to a feature layer should include the geometry. Records to be added or updated to a table should not include the geometry. To learn more about how to format the edit JSON array, see Using globalIds and split in edits.

Example

[
  {
    "id" : 0,
    "adds" : [
      {
        "geometry" : {
    		    "x": -143.501,
    		    "y": 57.043000000000006
        },
        "attributes": {
          "datetime": 1272210710000,
          "depth": 31.100000000000001,
          "region": "Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska" 
        } 
      },
      {
        "geometry": {
          "x": -72.865099999999927,
          "y": -37.486599999999953 
        },
        "attributes": {
          "datetime": 1272210142999,
          "depth": "40.x",
          "region": "Bio-Bio, Chile" 
        } 
      } 
    ],
    "updates": [
      {
        "geometry": {
          "x": -149.450,
          "y": 60.120 
        },
        "attributes": {
          "OBJECTID": 50,
          "datetime": 1272210710000,
          "region": "Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska" 
        } 
      } 
    ],
    "deletes": [
      19,23 
    ] 
  },
  {
    "id": 1,
    "deletes": [
      34,44 
    ] 
  } 
]
gdbVersion

(Optional)

Sets the geodatabase version to apply the edits. Values for this parameter can be either a traditional version or a branch version. This parameter applies only if the isDataVersioned layer-level property is true. If the gdbVersion is not specified, edits are made to the published map's version.

Syntax

gdbVersion=<version>

Example

gdbVersion=SDE.DEFAULT
honorSequenceOfEdits

(Optional)

Added at 10.5 and works with ArcGIS Server services only. This parameter specifies whether to apply edits in the order they are submitted in the JSON. If true, edits will apply in the submitted order. If false, which is the default, edits will apply in ascending layer-ID order. All the edits for the layer with the lowest ID will apply first.

Values: true | false

returnEditMoment

(Optional)

This option was added at 10.5 and works with ArcGIS Server services only. Specifies whether the response will report the time edits were applied. If set to true, the server will return the time edits were applied in the response's editMoment key.

Values: true | false

Example

returnEditMoment=true
rollbackOnFailure

(Optional)

Specifies if the edits should be applied only if all submitted edits succeed. If false, the server will apply the edits that succeed, even if some of the submitted edits fail. If true, only the edits that succeed will be applied. The default value is true.

Note:

Not all data supports this parameter. To verify support for this parameter, query the supportsRollbackonFailureParameter layer-level property. If the layer-level supportsRollbackonFailureParameter property is false, then rollbackOnFailure will be treated as if it was set to true, regardless of the input. If the layer-level supportsRollbackonFailureParameter property is true, the value set for rollbackOnFailure will be honored on edit operations. The supportsRollbackOnFailureParameter property will always be true if the published data is nonversioned, or nonversioned with archiving enabled with no composite relationships or attachments.

Values: true|false

useGlobalIds

(Optional)

This option was added at 10.4. When set to true, additions, updates, or deletions for all layers in the edit parameter are identified by their globalId. The service adds the new features and attachments while preserving the globalIds submitted in the payload. If the globalId of a feature or attachment collides with pre-existing features or attachments, that addition fails. Other additions, updates, or deletions are attempted if rollbackOnFailure is set to false. If rollbackOnFailure is true, the whole operation will fail when any failure occurs, including a globalId collision. The default value is false.

Note:

This requires the service's supportsApplyEditsWithGlobalIds property be set to true.

Values: true | false

Example

useGlobalIds=true
trueCurveClient

(Optional)

This option was added at 10.5. Indicates to the server whether the client is true curve capable. When set to true, this indicates to the server that true curve geometries should be downloaded and that geometries containing true curves should be consumed by the feature service without converting those curves to densified polylines or polygons. When set to false, this indicates to the server that the client is not true curves capable and that curves should be converted to densified polylines or polygons. The default value is false.

Values: true | false

Example

trueCurveClient=true
sessionID

(Optional)

This option was added at 10.6. This is set by a client during long transaction editing on a branch version. The sessionID is a GUID value that clients establish at the beginning and use throughout the edit session. The sessionID ensures isolation during the edit session.

Example

sessionID={E81C2E2D-C6A7-40CB-BF61-FB499E53DD1D}
usePreviousEditMoment

(Optional)

This option was added at 10.6. This is set by a client during long transaction editing on a branch version. This parameter is used to apply the edits with the same edit moment as the previous set of edits. This allows an editor to apply a single block of edits partially, complete another task, and then complete the block of edits. When set to true, the edits are applied with the same edit moment as the previous sets of edits. When set to false the edits are applied with a new edit moment. By default, this parameter is set to false.

Values: true | false

Example

usePreviousEditMoment=true
returnServiceEditsOption

(Optional)

This option was added at 10.6. This parameter returns features edited due to the geodatabase behavior that results from applying the edits. For example, if a feature is deleted and it is the origin in a composite relationship, the destination feature is automatically deleted in the geodatabase. If set to originalAndCurrentFeatures, the deleted destination feature is returned along with a reference to the deleted origin feature in the response. Note that even for deletions, the geometry and attributes of the edited feature are returned. The originalAndCurrentFeatures option is only valid when rollBackOnFailure is true. The default response is none, which will not include editedFeatures.

Values: none | originalAndCurrentFeatures

Example

returnServiceEditsOption=originalAndCurrentFeatures
datumTransformation

(Optional)

Introduced at 10.8. This parameter applies a datum transformation while projecting geometries in the results when outSR is different than the layer's spatial reference. When specifying transformations, you need to think about which datum transformation best projects the layer (not the feature service) to the outSR and sourceSpatialReference property in the layer resource report. For a list of valid datum transformation ID values ad well-known text strings, see Using spatial references. For more information on datum transformations, please see the transformation parameter in the Project operation.

Note:

The datumTransformation parameter may be used if the supportsDatumTransformation feature service property is set to true.

Syntax

//Syntax to apply a simple transformation
datumTransformation=<wkid>

//Syntax to apply a simple transformation
datumTransformation={"wkt": "<WKT>"}

//Syntax to apply a composite transformation
datumTransformation={"geoTransforms":[{"wkid":<id>,"forward":<true|false>},{"wkt":"<WKT>","forward":<true|false>}]}

Example

//Applies a simple transformation
datumTransformation=1623

//Applies a composite transformation
datumTransformation={
  "geoTransforms":[
    {
      "wkid":1088,
      "transformForward": true
    },
    {
      "wkit": "GEOGTRAN[\"S_JTSK_To_WGS_1984_1\",GEOGCS[\"GCS_S_JTSK\",DATUM[\"D_S_JTSK\",SPHEROID[\"Bessel_1841\",6377397.155,299.1528128]],
        PRIMEM[\"Greenwich\",0.0],UNIT[\"Degree\",0.0174532925199433]],GEOGCS[\"GCS_WGS_1984\",DATUM[\"D_WGS_1984\",SPHEROID[\"WGS_
        1984\",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM[\"Greenwich\",0.0],UNIT[\"Degree\",0.0174532925199433]],METHOD[\"Position_Vector\"],
        PARAMETER[\"X_Axis_Translation\",570.8],PARAMETER[\"Y_Axis_Translation\",85.7],PARAMETER[\"Z_Axis_Translation\",462.8],
        PARAMETER[\"X_Axis_Rotation\",4.998],PARAMETER[\"Y_Axis_Rotation\",1.587],PARAMETER[\"Z_Axis_Rotation\",5.261],
        PARAMETER[\"Scale_Difference\",3.56]]",
      "transformForward":false
    }
  ]
}
returnServiceEditsInSourceSR

This parameter can be used when the returnServiceEditsOption is set to originalAndCurrentFeatures and the layer property, supportsReturnServiceEditsInSourceSR (in advancedEditingCapabilities) is set to true.

When this parameter is set to true, edits returned by the return service edits option will be in the source spatial reference of the layer they belong to. See the layer's metadata for it's sourceSpatialReference property. Returning service edits in the source spatial reference potentially prevents clients from having to project client side.

Values: true | false

Example

returnServiceEditsInSourceSR=true
timeReferenceUnknownClient

Setting timeReferenceUnknownClient as trueindicates that the client is capable of working with data values that are not in UTC. If its not set to true, and the service layer's datesInUnknownTimeZone property is true, then an error is returned. The default is false

Its possible to define a service's time zone of date fields as unknown. Setting the time zone as unknown means that date values will be returned as-is from the database, rather than as date values in UTC. Non-hosted feature services can be set to use an unknown time zone using ArcGIS Server Manager. Setting the time zones to unknown also sets the datesInUnknownTimeZone layer property as true. Currently, hosted feature services do not support this setting. This setting does not apply to editor tracking date fields which are stored and returned in UTC even when the time zone is set to unknown.

Most clients released prior to ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9 will not be able to work with feature services that have an unknown time setting. The timeReferenceUnknownClient parameter prevents these clients from working with the service in order to avoid problems.. Setting this parameter to true indicates that the client is capable of working with unknown date values that are not in UTC.

Note:

ArcGIS Pro 2.7 or newer can work with these feature services.

Value: true | false

async

(Optional)

New at 10.9.1. The async parameter can be used if the service resource has the supportsAsyncApplyEdits property as true (found under advancedEditingCapabilities). If true, the request is processed as an asynchronous job, and a URL is returned that a client can visit to check the status of the job (statusUrl). The default value is false. For more information, see the topic on asynchronous usage.

The status and resultUrl properties are returned when checking the status of a job. However, the other asynchronous properties may not be returned by all services. Once the status is COMPLETED, a resultUrl is provided that returns responses matching the JSON response examples below.

Async applyEdits is meant to be used for longer running edit operations that may timeout in synchronous mode while the client is waiting for a response. For much larger and longer running processes, it is recommended that other operations, such as append, are used instead of applyEdits. For ArcGIS Enterprise non-hosted feature services, the async process is subject to the feature service timeout settings. For example, if the maximum time a client can use a service is 10 minutes, the async process will run up to 10 minutes. The number of instances configured per machine will also be shared by both synchronous and asynchronous calls.

Values: true | false

returnEditResults

(Optional)

Introduced at 11.0. Determines whether the request returns results per edit or a standard success response. When set to false, the request returns only a response of the following form:

{"success": <true|false>}

The returnEditResults parameter can only be set to false when rollbackOnFailure is set to true. When returnEditResults is set to true, the request returns results per edit. The default value is true.

Note:

This parameter is only supported for feature services that have the service-level supportsReturnEditResults property, under advancedEditingCapabilities, set as true.

Values: true | false

f

The response format. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json | pjson

Using globalIds and splits in edits

If useGlobalIds is true, the features are added while preserving their globalIds. For new features and attachments, the client must generate a globalId. In order for a feature or attachment to be updated or deleted, clients must include its globalId. If useGlobalIds is false (default), globalIds submitted with the features are ignored and new globalIds are assigned when features are added. In order for a feature to be updated or deleted, the attributes property of the feature must include the object ID of the feature along with the other attributes. Attachments are not supported as an edit payload when useGlobalIds is false.

Syntax when useGlobalIds is true

[
  {
    "id": <layerId1>,
    "adds": [<feature1>, <feature2>],
    "updates": [<feature1>, <feature2>],
    "deletes": [<GlobalID1>, <GlobalID2>],
    "attachments: {
      "adds": [<attachment1>,  <attachment2>],
      "updates": [<attachment1>,  <attachment2>],
      "deletes": ["<attachmentGlobalId1>", "<attachmentGlobalId2>"]
    }
  },
  { 
    "id": <layerId2>,
    ...
  }  
]

Example when useGlobalIds is true

[
  {
    "id": 0,
    "adds": [
      {
        "geometry": {
          "x": -118.15,
          "y": 33.8
        },
        "attributes": {
          "OWNER": "Joe Smith",
          "VALUE": 94820.37,
          "APPROVED": true,
          "LASTUPDATE": 1227663551096,
          "GlobalID": "{74100804-E229-49b8-8CDC-9B5D3EF03EDA}"
        }
      },
      {
        "geometry": {
          "x": -118.37,
          "y": 34.086
        },
        "attributes": {
          "OWNER": "John Doe",
          "VALUE": 17325.9,
          "APPROVED": false,
          "LASTUPDATE": 1227628579430,
          "GlobalID": "{39B856DC-AFE4-4c02-B433-A9361ACD91CF}"
        }
      }
    ],
    "updates": [
      {
        "geometry": {
          "x": -118.15,
          "y": 33.8
        },
        "attributes": {
          "OBJECTID": 37,
          "OWNER": "Joe Smith",
          "VALUE": 94820.37,
          "APPROVED": true,
          "LASTUPDATE": 1227667627940,
          "GlobalID": "{1A9F8368-F9BB-428B-BB03-F45724362DB5}"
        }
      },
      {
        "geometry": {
          "x": -118.37,
          "y": 34.086
        },
        "attributes": {
          "OBJECTID": 462,
          "OWNER": "John Doe",
          "VALUE": 17325.9,
          "APPROVED": false,
          "LASTUPDATE": 9269154204840,
          "GlobalID": "{6CE34136-EC3A-40D7-80BF-E1D9BE33812A}"
        }
      }
    ],
    "deletes": [
      "{0A196F7B-44A6-4EE8-94C0-4417EA3B0841}",
      "{C2746F2C-80E5-4506-B51F-3B7B134BC58B}"
    ],
    "attachments": {
      "adds": [
        {
          "globalId": "{55E85F98-FBDD-4129-9F0B-848DD40BD911}",
          "parentGlobalId": "{74100804-E229-49b8-8CDC-9B5D3EF03EDA}",
          "contentType": "image/pjpeg",
          "name": "Pothole.jpg",
          "uploadId": "{DD1D0A30-CD6E-4ad7-A516-C2468FD95E5E}"
        },
        {
          "globalId": "{3373EE9A-4619-41B7-918B-DB54575465BB}",
          "parentGlobalId": "{39B856DC-AFE4-4c02-B433-A9361ACD91CF}",
          "contentType": "image/pjpeg",
          "name": "Debree.jpg",
          "data": "<base 64 encoded data>"
        }
      ],
      "updates": [
        {
          "globalId": "{8FDD9AEF-E05E-440A-9426-1D7F301E1EBA}",
          "contentType": "image/pjpeg",
          "name": "IllegalParking.jpg",
          "uploadId": "{57860BE4-3B85-44DD-A0E7-BE252AC79061}"
        }
      ],
      "deletes": [
        "{95059311-741C-4596-88EF-C437C50F7C00}",
        "{18F43B1C-2754-4D05-BCB0-C4643C331C29}"
      ]
    }
  },
  {
    "id": 1,
    "deletes": [
      "{8BCB622B-E45D-4A09-8BAC-1D8735E9625F}",
      "{D44DFB67-C66B-45EA-B24C-FF4632C8081D}"
    ]
  }
]

When using split, the request should contain the id of the layer that contains the feature you want to split, the objectID of the feature to be split, and the geometry used to split the feature. The split operation supports splitting polylines by points and polygons by polylines. To use split, supportsRollbackOnFailureParameter set as true must be present on the layer and rollbackOnFailure needs to be true when the edit is performed.

Syntax demonstrating splits

[
  {
    "id": <layerId1>,
    "adds": [
      <feature1>,
      <feature2>
    ],
    "updates": [
      <feature1>,
      <feature2>
    ],
    "deletes": [
      <objectID1>,
      <objectID2>
    ], 
    "splits": [
      {
        <objectID>,
        <geometry>
      }
    ]
  },
  {
    "id": <layerId2>,
    "adds": [
      <feature1>,
      <feature2>
    ],
    "updates": [
      <feature1>,
      <feature2>
    ],
    "deletes": [
      <objectID1>,
      <objectID2>
    ],
    "splits": [
      {
        <objectID>,
        <geometry>
      }
    ]
  }  
]

Example of splits

[  
  {  
    "id": 0,
    "adds": [  
      {  
        "geometry": {  
          "x": -143.501,
          "y": 57.043000000000006
        },
        "attributes": {  
          "datetime": 1272210710000,
          "depth": 31.100000000000001,
          "region": "Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska"
        }
      },
      {  
        "geometry": {  
          "x": -72.865099999999927,
          "y": -37.486599999999953
        },
        "attributes": {  
          "datetime": 1272210142999,
          "depth": "40.x",
          "region": "Bio-Bio, Chile"
        }
      }
    ],
    "updates": [  
      {  
        "geometry": {  
          "x": -149.450,
          "y": 60.120
        },
        "attributes": {  
          "OBJECTID": 50,
          "datetime": 1272210710000,
          "region": "Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska"
        }
      }
    ],
    "deletes": [  
      19,
      23
    ],
    "splits": [ 
      {  
        "OBJECTID": 11,
        "geometry": {  
          "x": -152.694,
          "y": 62.942
        }
      }
    ]
  },
  {  
    "id": 1,
    "deletes": [  
      34,
      44
    ],
    "splits": [  
      {  
        "OBJECTID": 23,
        "geometry": {  
          "paths": [  
            [  
              [  
                -152.661,
                60.761
              ],
              [  
                -149.347,
                62.143
              ]
            ],
            [  
              [  
                -150.455,
                61.088
              ],
              [  
                -151.759,
                60.236
              ]
            ]
          ]
        }
      }
    ]
  }
]

editedFeatures object

Results returned from applyEdits are organized in a layer by layer fashion. If returnServiceEditsOption is set to originalAndCurrentFeatures, each layer may have edited features returned in an editedFeatures object.

The editedFeatures object returns full features including the original features prior to delete, the original and current features for updates and the current rows for inserts which may contain implicit changes (e.g. as a result of a calculation rule).

editedFeatures response structure

"editedFeatures":{
	"adds":  [ <feature1>, <feature2>], 	// current features
	"updates": [[<originalFeature3>, < currentFeature3>], [<originalFeature4>, < currentFeature4>]],
	"deletes": [ <feature5>, <feature6>]	// original features
},

The response includes no editedFeatures and exceededTransferLimit is set to true if the count of edited features to return is more than the maxRecordCount. If clients are using this parameter to maintain a cache, they should invalidate the cache when exceedTransferLimit is returned as true. If the server encounters an error when generating the list of edits is the response, exceedTransferLimit is returned as true.

Edited features are returned in the spatial reference of the feature service as defined by the services spatialReferenceobject or by the spatialReference of the layers extent object.

Example usage

Example one: Apply edits on a feature service resource

Example two: Add a feature and attachment with globalIds

Example three: Add features and a relationship with globalIds

Example one

This example demonstrates applying edits on a feature service with sample input for adds:

Example POST request for applyEdits, formatted for readability:

POST /webadaptor/rest/services/PoolPermits/FeatureServer/applyEdits HTTP/1.1
Host: machine.domain.com
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: []

edits=[
  {
    "id": 0,
    "adds": [
      {
        "geometry": {
    		    "x": -143.501,
    		    "y": 57.043000000000006
        },
        "attributes": {
          "datetime": 1272210710000,
          "depth": 31.100000000000001,
          "region": "Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska" 
        } 
      },
      {
        "geometry": {
          "x": -72.865099999999927,
          "y": -37.486599999999953 
        },
        "attributes": {
          "datetime": 1272210142999,
          "depth": "40.x",
          "region": "Bio-Bio, Chile" 
        } 
      } 
    ],
    "updates": [
      {
        "geometry": {
          "x": -149.450,
          "y": 60.120 
        },
        "attributes": {
          "OBJECTID": 50,
          "datetime": 1272210710000,
          "region": "Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska" 
        } 
      } 
    ],
    "deletes": [
      19,23 
    ] 
  },
  {
    "id": 1,
    "deletes": [
      34,44 
    ] 
  } 
]&gdbVersion=&rollbackOnFailure=false&useGlobalIds=true&returnEditMoment=false&sessionId=&usePreviousEditMoment=false&returnServiceEditsOption=&datumTransformations=&f=json

Example two

This example demonstrates adding a feature and attachment in one call with useGlobalIds set to true:

Example POST request for applyEdits, formatted for readability:

POST /webadaptor/rest/services/PoolPermits/FeatureServer/applyEdits HTTP/1.1
Host: machine.domain.com
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: []

edits=[
  {
    "id": 0,
    "adds": [
      {
        "geometry": {
          "x": -118.15,
          "y": 33.80
        },
        "attributes": {
          "OWNER": "Joe Smith",
          "GlobalID": "{74100804-E229-49b8-8CDC-9B5D3EF03EDA}",
          "VALUE": 94820.37,
          "APPROVED": true,
          "LASTUPDATE": 1227663551096
        }
      }
    ],
    attachments": {
      "adds": [
        {
          "globalId": "{55E85F98-FBDD-4129-9F0B-848DD40BD911}",
          "parentGlobalId": "{74100804-E229-49b8-8CDC-9B5D3EF03EDA}",
          "contentType": "image/pjpeg",
          "name": "Pothole.jpg",  
          "uploadId": {DD1D0A30-CD6E-4ad7-A516-C2468FD95E5E}"
        }
      ]
    }
  }
]&gdbVersion=&rollbackOnFailure=false&useGlobalIds=true&returnEditMoment=false&sessionId=&usePreviousEditMoment=false&returnServiceEditsOption=&datumTransformations=&f=json

JSON Response example

[
  {
    "id": 0,
    "addResults": [
      {
        "objectId": 1000,
        "globalId": "{74100804-E229-49b8-8CDC-9B5D3EF03EDA}",
        "success": true
      }
    ],
    "attachments": {
      "addResults": [
        {
          "objectId": 2000,
          "globalId": "{55E85F98-FBDD-4129-9F0B-848DD40BD911}",
          "success": true
        }
      ]
    }
  }
]

Example three

This example demonstrates adding features and a relationship between them in one call with useGlobalIds set to true:

Let us assume the service has a Parcel layer (id: 0) and Owner table (id: 1). Parcel is the Origin Class and Owner is the Distribution Class. The Parcel's globalId is related to Owner's ParcelGuid field, which makes ParcelGuid a foreign key field. An editors want to add a parcel and an owner and have them related in one applyEdits call:

Example POST request for applyEdits, formatted for readability:

POST /webadaptor/rest/services/PoolPermits/FeatureServer/applyEdits HTTP/1.1
Host: machine.domain.com
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: []

edits=[
  {
    "id": 0,
    "adds": [
      {
        "geometry": {
    		    "x": -143.501,
    		    "y": 57.043000000000006
        },
          "attributes": {
            "datetime": 1272210710000,
            "depth": 31.100000000000001,
            "region": "Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska" 
          } 
        },
        {
          "geometry": {
            "x": -72.865099999999927,
            "y": -37.486599999999953 
          },
          "attributes": {
            "datetime": 1272210142999,
            "depth": "40.x",
            "region": "Bio-Bio, Chile" 
          } 
        } 
      ],
      "updates": [
        {
          "geometry": {
            "x": -149.450,
            "y": 60.120 
          },
          "attributes": {
            "OBJECTID": 50,
            "datetime": 1272210710000,
            "region": "Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska" 
          } 
        } 
      ],
      "deletes": [
        19,23 
      ] 
    },
    {
      "id": 1,
      "deletes": [
        34,44 
      ] 
    }
  }
]&gdbVersion=&rollbackOnFailure=false&useGlobalIds=true&returnEditMoment=false&sessionId=&usePreviousEditMoment=false&returnServiceEditsOption=&datumTransformations=&f=json

The service will add a parcel to the Parcel layer (id: 0) and an owner record to the Owner table (id: 1). They will be related because of the identical values for the parcel's globalId and the owner's ParcelGuid.

JSON Response example

[
  {
    "id": 0,
    "addResults": [
      {
        "objectId": 2000,
        "globalId": "{74100804-E229-49b8-8CDC-9B5D3EF03EDA}",
        "success": true
      }
    ]
  },
  {
    "id": 1,
    "addResults": [
      {
        "objectId": 3000,
        "globalId": "{EFC28461-50EC-4193-82A8-7C46CF34E613}",
        "success": true
      }
    ]
  }
]

JSON Response syntax

[
  {   
    "id": <layerId1>,
    "addResults": [
      {
        "objectId": <objectId1>,
        "globalId": <globalId1>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code1>,
          "description": "<description1>",
        }
      },
      {
        "objectId": <objectId2>,
        "globalId": <globalId2>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code2>,
          "description": "<description2>",
        }
      }
    ],
    "updateResults": [
      {
        "objectId": <objectId1>,
        "globalId": <globalId1>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code1>,
          "description": "<description1>",
        }
      },
      {
        "objectId": <objectId2>,
        "globalId": <globalId2>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code2>,
          "description": "<description2>",
        }
      }
    ],
    "deleteResults": [
      {
        "objectId": <objectId1>,
        "globalId": <globalId1>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code":  <code1>,
          "description": "<description1>",
        }
      },
      {
        "objectId": <objectId2>,
        "globalId": <globalId2>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code2>,
          "description": "<description2>",
        }
      }
    ],
    "splitResults": [
      {
        "objectId": <objectId>,
        "results": [
          <objectId>,
          <objectId1> // Split returns the objectId of the original feature and the feature(s) created from the split
        ]
      }
    ],
    "attachments": {
      "addResults": [],
      "updateResults": [],
      "deleteResults": []
    },
  },
  {   
    "id": <layerId2>,
    "addResults": [
      {
        "objectId": <objectId1>,
        "globalId": <globalId1>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code1>,
          "description": "<description1>",
        }
      },
      {
        "objectId": <objectId2>,
        "globalId": <globalId2>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code2>,
          "description": "<description2>",
        }
      }
    ],
    "updateResults": [
      {
        "objectId": <objectId1>,
        "globalId": <globalId1>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code1>,
          "description": "<description1>",
        }
      },
      {
        "objectId": <objectId2>,
        "globalId": <globalId2>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code2>,
          "description": "<description2>",
        }
      }
    ],
    "deleteResults": [
      {
        "objectId": <objectId1>,
        "globalId": <globalId1>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code1>,
          "description": "<description1>",
        }
      },
      {
        "objectId": <objectId2>,
        "globalId": <globalId2>,
        "success": <true | false>,
        "error": { //only if success is false
          "code": <code2>,
          "description": "<description2>",
        }
      }
    ],
    "splitResults": [
      {
        "objectId": <objectId>,
        "results": [
          <objectId>,
          <objectId1>,
          <objectId2> // Split returns the objectId of the original feature and the feature(s) created from the split
        ]
      }
    ],
    "attachments": {
      "addResults": [],
      "updateResults": [],
      "deleteResults": []
    }
  }
]

JSON Response examples

Example one

When edits includes splits:

[
  {  
    "id": 0,
    "splitResults": [  
      {  
        "objectId": 11,
        "results": [  
          11,
          56
        ]
      }
    ]
  },
  {  
    "id": 1,
    "splitResults": [  
      {  
        "objectId": 23,
        "results": [  
          23,
          54,
          53,
          52,
          55,
          56
        ]
      }
    ]
  }
]

Example two

Where returnEditMoment and useGlobalIds are set to true, and attachments were included

[
  {
    "id": 0,
				"editMoment" : 1457994488000,
    "addResults": [
      {
        "objectId": 618,
        "globalId": "{74100804-E229-49b8-8CDC-9B5D3EF03EDA}",
        "success": true
      },
      {
        "objectId": 619,
        "globalId": "{39B856DC-AFE4-4c02-B433-A9361ACD91CF}",
        "success": true
      }
    ],
    "updateResults": [
      {
        "objectId": 50,
        "globalId": "{1A9F8368-F9BB-428B-BB03-F45724362DB5}",
        "success": true
      },
      {
        "objectId": 51,
        "globalId": "{6CE34136-EC3A-40D7-80BF-E1D9BE33812A}",
        "success": true
      }
    ],
    "deleteResults": [
      {
        "objectId": 25,
        "globalId": "{0A196F7B-44A6-4EE8-94C0-4417EA3B0841}",
        "success": true
      },
      {
        "objectId": 26,
        "globalId": "{C2746F2C-80E5-4506-B51F-3B7B134BC58B}",
        "success": true
      }
    ],
    "attachments": {
      "addResults": [
        {
          "objectId": 500,
          "globalId": "{55E85F98-FBDD-4129-9F0B-848DD40BD911}",
          "success": true
        },
        {
          "objectId": 501,
          "globalId": "{3373EE9A-4619-41B7-918B-DB54575465BB}",
          "success": true
        }
      ],
      "updateResults": [
        {
          "objectId": 600,
          "globalId": "{8FDD9AEF-E05E-440A-9426-1D7F301E1EBA}",
          "success": true
        },
        {
          "objectId": 600,
          "globalId": "{6CE34136-EC3A-40D7-80BF-E1D9BE33812A}",
          "success": true
        }
      ],
      "deleteResults": [
        {
          "objectId": 800,
          "globalId": "{95059311-741C-4596-88EF-C437C50F7C00}",
          "success": true
        },
        {
          "objectId": 801,
          "globalId": " {18F43B1C-2754-4D05-BCB0-C4643C331C29}",
          "success": true
        }
      ]
    }
  },
  {
    "id": 1,
				"editMoment" : 1457994488000,
    "deleteResults": [
      {
        "objectId": 25,
        "globalId": "{8BCB622B-E45D-4A09-8BAC-1D8735E9625F}",
        "success": true
      },
      {
        "objectId": 26,
        "globalId": "{D44DFB67-C66B-45EA-B24C-FF4632C8081D}",
        "success": true
      }
    ]
  }
]

Example three

Where a constraint rule is violated and rollBackOnFailure is true:

{
  "error": {
    "code": 400,
    "extendedCode": -2147207418,
    "message": "Unable to complete operation.",
    "details": [
      "Violated attribute constraint rule. [Error No: -1, ]",
      "Operation rolled back."
    ]
  }
}

Example four

Where a constraint rule is violated but rollBackOnFailure is false.

[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "updateResults": [
      {
        "objectId": 2,
        "globalId": "{B703ACAC-A1A8-4F49-BB19-1E684A67A265}",
        "success": false,
        "error": {
          "code": 1019,
          "extendedCode": -2147207418,
          "description": "Violated attribute constraint rule. [Error No: -1, ]"
        }
      },
      {
        "objectId": 1,
        "globalId": "{2FACC38A-3E3E-43A5-A6EB-BC9075407EC8}",
        "success": true
      }
    ]
  }
]

Example five

Where retrunServiceEditsOption is set to originalAndCurrentFeatures and an origin feature is deleted

[
  {
    "id": 9,
    "deleteResults": [
      {
        "objectId": 18,
        "globalId": "{8ED93567-DC83-4DDA-837C-467C0138B22A}",
        "success": true
      }
    ],
    "editedFeatures": {
      "deletes": [
        {
          "attributes": {
            "STATE_NAME": "Connecticut",
            "STATE_FIPS": "09",
            "SUB_REGION": "N Eng",
            "POP1996": 3287604,
            "CALC_INT": null,
            "GLOBALID": "{8ED93567-DC83-4DDA-837C-467C0138B22A}",
            "reprowid": 13,
            "OBJECTID": 18
          },
          "geometry": {
            "rings": [
              [
                [
                  -8185413.79680000059,
                  5089741.03199999779
                ],
                [
                  -8183939.36889999919,
                  5111017.59870000184
                ],
                [
                  -8180275.50779999979,
                  5168072.90540000051
                ],
                [
                  -8131452.56310000084,
                  5166406.08200000226
                ],
                [
                  -8127051.54419999942,
                  5166360.96440000087
                ],
                [
                  -8105941.36580000073,
                  5165985.82320000231
                ],
                [
                  -8106078.06100000069,
                  5160543.51210000366
                ],
                [
                  -8100500.73489999957,
                  5161289.78400000185
                ],
                [
                  -8099200.41330000013,
                  5166036.78519999981
                ],
                [
                  -8082907.47210000083,
                  5165540.56889999658
                ],
                [
                  -8082718.00349999964,
                  5164381.11180000007
                ],
                [
                  -8079832.93239999935,
                  5164202.194600001
                ],
                [
                  -8078643.93569999933,
                  5165478.81440000236
                ],
                [
                  -8071558.22189999931,
                  5165574.73600000143
                ],
                [
                  -8030234.64900000021,
                  5164920.73650000244
                ],
                [
                  -8025628.91169999912,
                  5164830.51550000161
                ],
                [
                  -7993054.0493999999,
                  5163658.11640000343
                ],
                [
                  -7992552.10989999957,
                  5161605.117899999
                ],
                [
                  -7991485.33699999936,
                  5119352.91860000044
                ],
                [
                  -7991970.35720000044,
                  5107451.891900003
                ],
                [
                  -7991701.96639999934,
                  5101428.2324000001
                ],
                [
                  -7993099.02050000057,
                  5073856.45130000263
                ],
                [
                  -7997913.70610000007,
                  5072079.04389999807
                ],
                [
                  -7996897.91599999927,
                  5062897.7154000029
                ],
                [
                  -7998111.62570000067,
                  5060434.7949000001
                ],
                [
                  -8000216.125,
                  5060052.50919999927
                ],
                [
                  -8046383.31760000065,
                  5053884.94259999692
                ],
                [
                  -8051385.68979999982,
                  5055143.42369999737
                ],
                [
                  -8057180.42390000075,
                  5065327.90179999918
                ],
                [
                  -8057151.59359999932,
                  5053434.03989999741
                ],
                [
                  -8073747.76750000007,
                  5051301.10679999739
                ],
                [
                  -8115991.06409999914,
                  5052243.47439999878
                ],
                [
                  -8137996.47829999961,
                  5036109.59520000219
                ],
                [
                  -8199079.04629999958,
                  5012090.14180000126
                ],
                [
                  -8199142.71859999932,
                  5014188.5
                ],
                [
                  -8207103.17620000057,
                  5027140.92450000346
                ],
                [
                  -8179595.24080000073,
                  5043463.61529999971
                ],
                [
                  -8187625.27009999938,
                  5055733.52480000257
                ],
                [
                  -8186961.13519999944,
                  5066359.28899999708
                ],
                [
                  -8185413.79680000059,
                  5089741.03199999779
                ]
              ]
            ]
          }
        }
      ]
    }
  },
  {
    "id": 7,
    "editedFeatures": {
      "deletes": [
        {
          "attributes": {
            "CITY_FIPS": "37000",
            "CITY_NAME": "Hartford",
            "STATE_FIPS": "09",
            "STATE_NAME": "Connecticut",
            "STATE_CITY": "0937000",
            "TYPE": "city",
            "ELEVATION": 99,
            "ADATE": null,
            "GLOBALID": "{405FB3AC-2E9C-4929-A2B9-15550C3D95B4}",
            "AGUID": "{8ED93567-DC83-4DDA-837C-467C0138B22A}"
            "reprowid": 12,
            "OBJECTID": 710
          },
          "geometry": {
            "x": -8091131.2201000005,
            "y": 5125946.99199999869
          }
        }
      ]
    }
  }
]

Example six

Where async is true. A status URL is returned, demonstrated below:

{
  "statusUrl": "https://machine.domain.com/webadaptor/rest/services/testservice/FeatureServer/jobs/sf_j9563cb9e-8cf4-4c99-945d-09e43d408ac7/status"
}

Making a request to job status URL will return the following response once the operation has completed:

{
  "status": "COMPLETED",
  "resultUrl": "https://machine.domain.com/webadaptor/rest/directories/arcgisoutput/testservice_MapServer/j9563cb9e-8cf4-4c99-945d-09e43d408ac7.json"
}

The resultUrl returned in the example above gives access to the results of applyEdits:

[
  {
	   "id": 0,
	   "addResults": [
      {
		      "objectId": 53,
		      "globalId": "{2AF16CAD-D5B8-4F4C-BF36-432FBF660C0B}",
		      "success": true
	     }
    ],
	   "updateResults": [],
	   "deleteResults": []
  }
]

Example seven

This example shows an error case where an edit is attempted for a capability that is not supported and async is true. As with example six, a statusUrl is returned in the response:

{
  "statusUrl": "https://machine.domain.com/webadaptor/rest/services/VRNVA/FeatureServer/jobs/sf_j7aadb493-7987-44cb-9a4c-53e1f9fd97bf/status"
}

Making a request to job status URL will return the following response once the operation has completed:

{
  "status": "COMPLETED",
  "resultUrl": "https://machine.domain.com/webadaptor/rest/directories/arcgisoutput/VRNVA_MapServer/j7aadb493-7987-44cb-9a4c-53e1f9fd97bf.json"
}

In this case, however, info returned from the resultUrl contains the error:

{
  "error" : {
    "code" : 400,
    "message" : "Requested operation is not supported by this service.",
    "details" : []
  }
}

Example eight

This example shows a response when returnEditResults is false, async is false, and the operation is successful:

{
  "success": true
}