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I would want to develop an application where we could query the layer based on a result set of certain attributes of the features and highlight features.

Approach Currently I tried using the feature services of ARCGIS server to do so. The feature service has around 50k features.

Issue: While trying retrieve and highlight the feature using a query task it takes quite a long time for the process to complete and the browser literally hangs.

Question: 1) Is there a faster way to retrieve and highlight the features? 2) Could I use a better approach rather than using a feature service to achieve my end goal? Please do suggest.

Have provided my code below. = "proxy.ashx";
  var map;
  var featureset=[];
  var infoTemplate = new esri.InfoTemplate();
  infoTemplate.setContent( "<b>ROAD NAME: </b>${ROADNAME}<br/>"
                         + "<b>CAT</b>${CAT}</b>"+ "<b>LINK_ID</b>${LINK_ID}</b>"); 

  function init() {

 try {
         var initExtent = new esri.geometry.Extent({"xmin":103.55,"ymin":1.13,"xmax":104.16,"ymax":1.56,"spatialReference":{"wkid":4326}});

map = new esri.Map("map",extent:esri.geometry.geographicToWebMercator(initExtent)});

var basemap = new esri.layers.ArcGISTiledMapServiceLayer("");
var basemap_sing = new esri.layers.ArcGISTiledMapServiceLayer("http://karthikpc:8399/arcgis/rest/services/Carriage_Mercantor/MapServer",{ displayLevels:[0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19]});

var featureLayer = new esri.layers.FeatureLayer("http://karthikpc:8399/arcgis/rest/services/Carriage_Mercantor/FeatureServer/0", { mode: esri.layers.FeatureLayer.MODE_SNAPSHOT, infoTemplate: infoTemplate, outFields: ["*"] });

var highlightSymbol = new esri.symbol.SimpleFillSymbol(esri.symbol.SimpleFillSymbol.STYLE_SOLID, new esri.symbol.SimpleLineSymbol(esri.symbol.SimpleLineSymbol.STYLE_CROSS, new dojo.Color([255,0,0]), 3), new dojo.Color([125,125,125,0.35])); map.addLayer(basemap); map.addLayer(basemap_sing); dojo.connect(map, "onLoad", new_function); } catch(e){ alert('An error has occurred: '+e.message); }


function new_function(){ var queryTask = new esri.tasks.QueryTask("http://karthikpc:8399/arcgis/rest/services/Carriage_Mercantor/FeatureServer/0"); var query = new esri.tasks.Query(); query.returnGeometry = true; query.outFields = ["LINK_ID","ROADNAME","CAT"]; query.where = "CAT='CATA'"; dojo.connect(queryTask, "onComplete", function(featureSet) {; var symbol = new esri.symbol.SimpleFillSymbol(esri.symbol.SimpleFillSymbol.STYLE_CROSS, new esri.symbol.SimpleLineSymbol(esri.symbol.SimpleLineSymbol.STYLE_SOLID, new dojo.Color([255,255,255,0.35]), 1),new dojo.Color([125,125,125,0.35])); dojo.forEach(featureSet.features,function(feature){ var graphic = feature; graphic.setSymbol(symbol); graphic.setInfoTemplate(infoTemplate);;


}); queryTask.execute(query); }


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A feature service returns graphics that the client browser must render. If you used a MapServer service you might have better results. 50k features is a lot to display, a heat map might be a better approach for performance and usability. If your data does not change very often, a tiled layer map be your best bet.

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