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Is there a “Select by Attributes” plugin/widget for ArcGIS Server JS API?

I'm hoping to find some existing code which emulates the "Select by Attributes" dialog in ArcMap, within the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API. Writing a hard-coded QueryTask is easy - I'm looking for ...
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What are differences between ArcGIS Web APIs (JavaScript/WPF/Silverlight/Flex)?

Esri currently offers 3 different web API's that can be freely downloaded. Are they all equal? If not, what are the relative strengths/weaknesses of each of these API's?
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What is future of Silverlight with ArcGIS Platform?

At the September 2011 Build Conference, Microsoft said a lot about Windows 8 and the Future of JavaScript over Silverlight. No Plugins wanted!! JavaScript with html5 ftw! What is the future of ...
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Is the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API free to use?

The 2008 blog post announcing the ArcGIS Server JS API says: Everyone can use the ArcGIS JavaScript API. There is no fee for using the ArcGIS JavaScript API or deploying an application built with ...
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Programmatic authentication to ArcGIS Server secured layers via RESTful API

I have an ArcGIS 10.1 Server instance exposing secured mapservices on the Internet. My need is to code down a client application (which I am currently building using the 3.3 version of the ArcGIS ...
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Visualising clustered features in web maps?

I'm looking for the best symbol to display clustered features in the ArcGIS Server JS API. I don't like the "fly-out" animated cluster symbol, as used in the Silverlight API clustering or the JS ...
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Identifying layers from multiple ArcGIS Server instances using ArcGIS API for JavaScript 2?

This applies to ArcGIS Server 9.3 with the JavaScript API 2.4. My goal is to click on the map and have the Identify task run on all visible Dynamic layers. IdentifyTask requires a URL to the REST ...
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How to query all records (>1000) and export to csv?

I posted in arcgis forum but never got any answer. Can anyone tell me how to solve this? Assume you have a vehicle tracking records from Oct.1 to Dec. 31 with wind speed information. All data is ...
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Which framework is best to implement an application robustly, using ArcGIS Server JS API?

Over on the Esri forum, user Matt Moyles suggested that the approach used in the Esri JS samples isn't suitable for robust development of a web mapping application using HTML, JavaScript and CSS: ...
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HeatMap to identify hotspots on cached service from ArcGIS Server?

ArcGIS Server lets you create cached map services. These can be consumed by various applications (ArcGIS Desktop, web apps, etc) I would like to get an idea on which areas of my cache are getting hit ...
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Looking for a Table of Contents sample for the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API

Where can I find an example of a Table of Contents control to plug into the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API 2.3? Ideally it should support feature/dynamic/tiled layers; show symbology; and allow grouped ...
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Using own basemap with ArcGIS API for Javascript?

I'm trying to make a map using the Javascript API. I want to use my own basemap, but I can't find the most simple code to do this. I always see something like this: function init() { map = ...
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What is the future of ArcGIS web development ? Is it JavaScript and HTML5? [closed]

I want to know about the future of ArcGIS web development; is it HTML5? I used to work with ArcObjects and .NET Web ADF so what is the best technology I must follow, especially when I know that ...
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CORS issue ArcGIS 10.1 IIS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing)

I have ArcGIS 10.1 installed with the web adapter for IIS. I've added a config file to the root of IIS7 to enable Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) as per this page. I've pushed the cors enabled ...
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Restrict pan and zoom in ArcGIS Javascript API? [duplicate]

I'm creating a web map of a university campus. I have the map functioning, but I don't want to be able to pan off of the basemap, into whitespace. Do you know of a function that will auto-pan the ...
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Using ArcGIS.com map that is not shared with everyone from ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I like to use the ArcGIS.com to create a map with operational layers on top of a baselayer. I would like to have the Content and Map as private but to show the map in an application built with ...
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what is the right way to delete all features from featureLayer

I have a featureLayer and I don't want to kill it and create another one. I want to delete all features from the current featureLayer. I found that I can use applyEdits method but in order to use it I ...
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How to prevent the map from panning when scrolling the page

When an HTML page contains a map, and the user scrolls down the page using their mouse wheel, when the user's mouse passes over the map the page will stop scrolling while the map itself will pan. See ...
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Map Application Requires Refresh to Initialize

I tried this question over on StackOverflow but didn't get any answers. Hoping you all might be able to help. Creating a web mapping application in Javascript/Dojo: When I load the app in a browser ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 - Inconsistent Querying Errors

I have recently upgraded to ArcGIS Server 10.1 SP1. Since making the switch, I am getting a lot of inconsistent errors, specifically performing queries against a map service's REST API with the ...
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How to navigate the REST endpoints and retrieve Field information programatically

I'm adding a Dynamic Map Service to an ArcGIS Server JavaScript API map, and I need to get hold of each component layer and its fields, so I can run a query. See the sample ArcGIS Server services ...
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How to sync a FeatureTable with a FeatureLayer's selection set?

The ArcGIS Server JS API contains a new FeatureTable class, which shows the attribute table corresponding to a FeatureLayer. There is an option syncSelection which: Enables an interaction between ...
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JSAPI - how to add a graphic on top of another graphic in the same layer?

I have a graphics layer and I'd like to add a graphic behind the existing graphics. I've come up with this: graphicsLayer.add(overlay.graphic); graphicsLayer.graphics.unshift(graphicsLayer.graphics....
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Hide zoom buttons in ArcGIS

Is there a way to hide the zoom-in/zoom-out buttons in ArcGIS javascript API? I have external zoom buttons elsewhere on the page, so these are no longer needed.
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Is it possible to access the Bing Maps “dark” mode in the ArcGIS JS API?

Stamen Designs have made a beautiful Hurricane Tracker application which uses a "dark" mode of the Bing Maps backdrop. This is perfect for directing people's attention to the overlay rather than the ...
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Moveable ArcGIS Identify Popup Window (Dojo)

I'm trying to get a popup window that identifies a location to be moveable. My code is similar to the API example: var popupOptions = { fillSymbol: new esri.symbol.SimpleFillSymbol(esri.symbol....
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Restricting base map on specific extent in ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3?

Currently I am using ArcGIS JS API ver 3.3/3.5 in my application. I want to restrict the basemap for US only .For example one can use default navigation features like zoom in, zoom out for the US ...
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about token based authentication security

I am reading the authenticated services with token. I understand that a user have to get a token to using arcgis services. Example: https://domain.com/arcgis/rest/services/myMap/MapServer is my ...
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How to use the ESRI JS API to map SQL Server Spatial Types without ArcGIS Server

I have heard of people using the ESRI Javascript API to create webmaps with spatial data from SQL Server or other RDBMS's. From what I can tell, they are not using ArcGIS Server as a middleware. In ...
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Incorrect date displayed with Esri JavaScript API v.2.6

I am working on a site that is using version 2.6 of the Esri Javascript API. I have an info window that displays some date information, and the date is one day behind the date in the database. For ...
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Adding custom basemap in ArcGIS.Com that can be used in Javascript API?

It's possible to add a layer as a basemap in ArcGIS.com by checking the check box use as baselayer: But when I consume the map using: var mapDeferred = esri.arcgis.utils.createMap("<guid>", "...
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How “complex” should a JavaScript map become? When does a plugin make more sense?

Background: A client is looking to upgrade an ancient ArcIMS site, which is quite complex. It has a table of contents, the ability to change symbology on-the-fly, print the map, use spatial bookmarks,...
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Will hundreds of attributes cause performance problems in an ArcGIS Server layer?

This relates to ArcGIS Server 10.0 SP1, with data served from a file geodatabase polygon featureclass. 1) For performance reasons, is it a bad idea to have a featureclass with hundreds of attributes? ...
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Adding a FeatureLayer ARCGIS JavaScript API

I am currently exploring ArcGIS JavaScript API. I have my own map services and feature services up on my local server. I would want to use the FeatuerLayer to select and highlight feature on the map. ...
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ESRI Javascript FeatureLayer Select by Attributes

I am trying to select a group of features in an ESRI javascript API featureLayer by attribute. The call errors out. My code is as follows. Here is the layer definition: var fieldDefs = [{ ...
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What are some examples of interesting zoom slider customisations?

The default Claro zoom slider control is pretty boring. It's also hard to see on top of many basemaps: Are there any examples of some nice customisations I could use for inspiration?
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Draw a point with ArcGIS Javascript API

I am currently trying to draw a point with the ArcGIS Javascript API. Pretty much like this example, http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapi/javascript/arcgis/demos/toolbar/toolbar_draw.html, except the ...
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Browser support for ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

Can anyone give me information or a good pointer on browser version support in the ESRI ArcGIS JavaScript API v2.4? I can't find much in their documentation beyond changes in support for specific ...
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Automate testing of web app based on ArcGIS JS API

So, there are multiple products that can let you automate testing interaction with web pages. I have used Selenium IDE for some time now and it works great for creating unit tests for HTML elements on ...
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Is it possible to use esri.dijit.Popup for editing

In the new arcgis js api ESRI added new nice infowindow - esri.dijit.Popup. We can use it this way: //create a popup to replace the map's info window var popup = new esri.dijit.Popup(popupOptions,...
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Application Templates for ArcGIS Server?

Esri provide a lot of excellent template applications for us in conjunction with web maps. These templates are specifically designed for using with your resources on ArcGIS Online as opposed to ...
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Making heat maps using ArcGIS?

I want to prepare the heat maps so what parameters are required for that?? I have large point data (I want to represent the density on the map) I gone through the following posts : How to build ...
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Merging Popups with Relationship Queries using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I am trying to merge two ArcGIS JS API examples: Feature Layer with Popup and Query Related Records. The idea I have in mind is clicking on a country feature, retrieve all related records from a ...
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How to reference the ArcGIS Server JS API using RequireJS

When using RequireJS to load a JavaScript library from a CDN, an example syntax is shown at https://github.com/requirejs/example-jquery-cdn: requirejs.config({ "paths": { "jquery": "//ajax....
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Adding feature layer to ArcGIS Online from REST API?

I need to add a feature layer to ArcGIS Online account from code. i have created a developer account where if i want to create a feature layer i have to upload a CSV file and it makes the feature ...
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PrintTask in ArcGIS Online JS Api

I'm using the PrintTask() function from the ArcGIS Online API. Works like a charm...untill you add your own graphics. When I don't run the addedAskedSymbolsToMap function in the code below, and only ...
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Can you dynamically set print options using ArcGIS JS API?

I'd like to create an option in my web application where a user can click on a print button and a list of options appears: Page template (already available via esri.dijit.print) Map Title Notes or ...
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Styling a Chart within a Popup

I have a dojox bar chart on my app, that is populated from a QueryTask everytime the extent changes. I am making use of the Tufte theme (the only one that has a transparent background), and ...
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Using FeatureLayer as pure client side query in ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I've created this wrapper around feature layer where I create the empty feature layer as is in the API help page : new FeatureLayer(featureCollectionObject, options?) providing the first ...
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How to handle add feature event in the FeatureLayer/Editor

I use a FeatureLayer created from the featureCollection. I also use esri.dijit.editing.Editor to add a feature to the map. Every time feature has been added to this layer I want to send it to my ...