I am attempting to remove a GraphicsLayer that was added into the map. This GraphicsLayer was added with var resultsGraphics = new GraphicsLayer({ id: 'resultsGraphics' }); after a map tool is opened, and needs to be removed when the tool is closed. I have tried map.removeLayer('resultsGraphics') which doesn't work, and baffles me that it doesn't because map.getLayer('resultsGraphics') works just fine.


map.removeLayer() function takes a layer object as an input parameter. So you need to do something like this:

map.removeLayer(resultsGraphics); // passing the variable

Or if you'd like to use the layer ID:

  • Didn't think about that because I thought map.removeLayer()'s only parameter was the layer's ID. – Pyro Mar 26 '19 at 14:43
  • Would just map.removeLayer(resultsGraphics) have worked (using the variable instead of the name in quotes)? – kenbuja Mar 26 '19 at 20:45
  • Great point @kenbuja ! Added that option. Thanks – GavinR Mar 27 '19 at 3:18

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