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/addResources: Add Resources

  • URL:https://[root]/content/users/[userName]/items/[itemID]/addResources(POST only)

Example usage


The add resources operation (POST only) allows to add new file resources to an existing item, for example, an image that is used as custom logo for Report Template. All the files are added to resources folder of the item. File resources use storage space from your quota and are scanned for viruses. The item size is updated to include the size of added resource files. There is a limit of 1000 files per item (except Style items). A maximum of 50 files can be added each request. Each file should be no more than 50 Mb. The maximum size of all of the file resources for an item is 10 GB.

Supported item types that allow adding file resources are:

  • Vector Tile Service
  • Vector Tile Package
  • Style
  • Code Attachment
  • Report Template
  • Web Mapping Application
  • Feature Service
  • Web Map
  • Statistical Data Collection
  • Scene Service
  • Web Scene
  • Application
  • Mobile Application
  • Native Application
  • Native Application Template
  • Native Application Installer
  • Desktop Application
  • Map Service
  • Image Service
  • Hub Site Application
  • Hub Initiative
  • Hub Page
  • ArcGIS Pro Add In
  • Application Configuration
  • AppBuilder Widget Package
  • SQLite Geodatabase
  • Rule Package
  • Notebook
  • WFS
  • Geocoding Service
  • Data Store
  • Site Page
  • Site Application
  • StoryMap
  • Geoprocessing Service
  • Solution

Supported file formats are:

  • .json
  • .xml
  • .txt
  • .png
  • .pbf
  • .zip
  • .jpeg
  • .jpg
  • .gif
  • .bmp
  • .gz
  • .svg
  • .svgz
  • .geodatabase
  • .glb (added at 10.9)
  • .stylx (added at 10.9)
  • .pdf (added at 10.9)
  • .wav (added at 10.9)
  • .webp (added at 10.9)
  • .webm (added at 10.9)

File resources must be updated in an HTTP multi-part request pursuant to IETF RFC1867.

The operation is only available to the item owner, organization administrator and members of the group with item update capability.

Request parameters

[Common Parameters]

For a complete listing, see Common parameters.


Multi-part HTTP parameter containing the binary file to upload.



A prefix string added to the fileName in the storage. The added files can be accessed from either: https://[root]/content/items/[itemID]/resources/<resourcesPrefix>/<resourcename> or https://[root]/content/users/[userName]/items/[itemID]/resources/<resourcesPrefix>/<resourcename>.



File name used to rename an existing file resource uploaded, or to be used together with text as file name for it. File name must have the file resource extension.

Example: Banner.jpg



Text input to be added as a file resource, used together with fileName.



If true, file resources added are extracted and files are uploaded to respective folders. access parameter will be ignored when archive is true, file resources will have inherit access. Th default value is false.

Values: true | false



Set file resource to be private regardless of the item access level, or revert it by setting it to inherit which makes the item resource have the same access as the item.

Values: private | inherit.


The response format. The default format is html.

Values: html | json | pjson

Response properties


Indicates if the operation was successful.


The ID of the item that file resources were added to.


The owner of the item.


The ID of the folder where the item is, null if the item is in the root folder.

JSON Response syntax

  "success": true,
  "itemId": "<item id>",
  "owner": "<owner username>",
  "folder": "<folder id>"

JSON Response example

Example one

The example below demonstrates the response returned when the request has been executed successfully:

  "success": true,
  "itemId": "0c66beb52dff4994be67937cdadbdbf1",
  "owner": "jsmith",
  "folder": null

Example two

The example below demonstrates the error response returned when an incorrect file type is passed in the request:

  "error": {
    "code": 400,
    "messageCode": "CONT_0093",
    "message": "File type not allowed for addResources",
    "details": []

Example three

The example below demonstrates an error response returned when the file upload amount (50 files per request) is exceeded:

  "error": {
    "code": 400,
    "messageCode": "CONT_00945",
    "message": "Exceeded total number of files for this resource",
    "details" : [ ]