When uploading a feature layer to ArcGIS Online, and then accessing it via ArcGIS Online's REST API, there is a limit of 1000 features returned.

Is it possible to increase the limit and return more than 1000 features?


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The workflow is outlined here at HowTo: Update the maximum record count for feature services in ArcGIS Online.

  • Log in to www.arcgis.com with administrator credentials
  • Click My Content, and navigate to the intended feature service
  • Open the feature service. In the item details page of the feature service, click the hyperlink under 'Layers'. The ArcGIS REST Services Directory page opens
  • Modify the URL by appending 'admin' to the end of the URL and deleting the rest of the URL to the service: http://services.arcgis.com/xxxx/ArcGIS/admin
  • Click Enter to access the new page
  • Click Services and find the intended service. Click the service name. The URL becomes: http://services.arcgis.com/xxxx/ArcGIS/admin/services/states.FeatureServer
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click Update Definition
  • Change the value of the 'lastEditDate' key to null.
  • Search for the maxRecordCount parameter
  • Change all the default values of 1000 to the number of desired features records to display
  • Click Update Service Definition
  • Go back to the 'My Content' page and open the feature service in a new web map. All features beyond 1000 are now included and displayed as desired.
  • I'm finding that the second maxRecordCount value isn't being persisted after hitting Update Service Definition - I'll follow it up with Esri tech support Feb 3, 2016 at 3:21
  • I can vouch this process works for me. Let me know if support have trouble with the ticket.
    – jakc
    Feb 3, 2016 at 9:38
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    @Simon my instance of ArcGIS Online is currently a trial - when I tried it on a paid instance it worked as expected. Thanks Feb 9, 2016 at 5:37
  • Strange limitation to put on a trial account. Good to know.
    – jakc
    Feb 9, 2016 at 12:49

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