In an ESRI video called Getting to Know Arcade, the presenter states that dynamic/calculated fields are possible via Arcade expressions.

How many of you have ever been in a situation where you had a dataset ... where you needed a new column of data because you wanted to have [calculated values]?

...But you had to go and make a new column and calculate the values into that column.

With Arcade, you don't have to do that anymore; you can do it on the fly.

Arcade will look at whatever columns you're sourcing from, do whatever calculations or string manipulations you need to do, and then return the result without the need to change your schema.

This sounds promising, but it's not clear what platforms the functionality pertains to.

Is it possible to create a dynamic/calculated field in ArcGIS Pro that is populated via an Arcade expression?

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Yes, you can do this is Pro. Right click the layer you want to add an expression to and choose 'Configure Popup'. There is an expression button down the bottom.

  • Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user please take the tour. Could you please edit your answer to include some steps required to produce the dynamic field on the fly?
    – Midavalo
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 22:26
  • Thanks! Is the XY only visible in some sort of popup/identify window? Or is it visible in the attribute table too? Cheers.
    – User1974
    Commented Aug 2, 2020 at 0:19
  • I believe its only in the identify/popup views unfortunately. I know dashboards can't access it which drives me batty. Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 0:52

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