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Considerations and limitations

The sections below outline basic limitations to take into consideration when working with the ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise Sharing API. This is a dynamic list that may be updated as new functionality is introduced.

Search limitations

Limitation typeMaximum limit

Maximum Search results per request or page

Maximum of 100 results returned

Maximum Search results per query

Only the first 10,000 results can be paginated; more than 10,000 results cannot be returned through pagination. The actual number of total returned results may be more than 10,000.

Maximum size of query string

10K

File upload limitations

Limitation typeMaximum limit

Maximum file upload size for Generate

2MB for shapefiles and 10MB for other supported file types

Maximum file upload size for Analyze

2MB for shapefiles and 10MB for other supported file types

Add Item in a single upload

Maximum file size 5GB

Add Item in multipart uploads

Maximum file size 500GB; maximum number of parts 10,000

Item info limitations

Limitation typeMaximum limit

Maximum file size allowed for Item Info files

100K

Maximum number of Item Info files per request

20

Maximum thumbnail size

10MB

Token generation limitations

Limitation typeMaximum limit

Maximum token expiration time

Two weeks

Users and groups limitations

Limitation typeMaximum limit

Maximum number of groups a User can belong to (both owning and joined as a group member)

512

Maximum number of usernames allowed for /checkUsernames per request

200

Note:

A valid username must be between 3 and 128 ASCII characters and cannot already exist as a username or user ID. This limitation was added in ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.

Maximum number of external organizations allowed per group

250

Adding and updating items limitations

Limitation typeMaximum limit

Maximum number of images per item

10

Maximum size of item description

64K

Maximum number of characters for item title

256

Maximum number of characters for item snippet

2048

Maximum number of type keywords on an item

128

Maximum number of characters for each type keyword

256

Maximum number of tags on an item

128

Maximum number of characters for each tag

256

Maximum size of any other text field item properties

64K

Maximum number of type keywords on a group

128

Maximum number of characters for each type keyword

256