I'm using OpenLayers-3.6.0 in a web application. I have wfs layer as follow:

var url="http://localhost:8080/geoserver/wfs?&" + 
var format = new ol.format.WFS({});
var source = new ol.source.Vector({
    url: 'proxy.cgi?url='+ encodeURIComponent(url),
    format: format
layer wfs = new ol.layer.Vector({
    title: 'states',
    source: source

I edit this Point layer as follow:

draw = new ol.interaction.Draw({
    source: source,
    type: 'Point'

Now I want to save this layer in server side. In OpenLayers-2 we defined a saveStrategy and then call save method of it. It is shown as follows:

var saveStrategy = new OpenLayers.Strategy.Save();

* change layer's features


How can I do it in OpenLayers-3.6.0?


2 Answers 2


Have a look at my blog for a bit on WFS-T. This uses the OL 3.5 library.



I don't need it everyday so I didn't reuse it recently but you can look at https://github.com/boundlessgeo/suite/tree/master/sdk/src/main/resources/client

It's the place where the code for OpenLayers 3 templates in OpenGeo Suite is. One of these templates is for using WFS-T. You have to look at ol3edit and also ol3-common. You will need to analyse JavaScript code as they (Boundless, the company behind) made a custom component for this purpose.

  • The link is now 404. Is it possible someone with the knowledge of where it pointed to could update it? Oct 24, 2018 at 21:11

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