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  1. #1
    J McNeil
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    Question Adding ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer but working with FeatureLayers

    Maybe I missing the concept of FeatureLayers.....all I want to do is add a ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer (I want to add all the layers within the map/service in one shot) but I want to select a few of those layers and work with them as featureLayers. Is there a way to do this?

    For example lets use the sample titled "feature layer with selection" example from the ArcGIS Resource Center - Javascript API. (Code is added below).

    What if I want to add the entire Service not just the KSPetro layer. In this case there is only one other layer: "Wells" but what if there was a bunch of layers in the service? I don't want to add them all individually and I don't want them all to be FeatureLayers.

    Is there a way to add the entire service and set a few layers as FeatureLayers and work with them. "http://sampleserver3.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Petroleum/KSPetro/MapServer"
    Obviously, I don't want to add the entire service and then add the featurelayers, this will add some layers to the map twice.

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
      <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7" />
      <title>Layer in a map service - [ON-DEMAND]</title>
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://serverapi.arcgisonline.com/jsapi/arcgis/2.0/js/dojo/dijit/themes/tundra/tundra.css">
        <script type="text/javascript">djConfig = { parseOnLoad:true };</script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="http://serverapi.arcgisonline.com/jsapi/arcgis/?v=2.0"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript">
          var selectionToolbar, featureLayer;
          function init() {
            var initialExtent = new esri.geometry.Extent(-97.5328,37.4344,-97.2582,37.64041, new esri.SpatialReference({wkid:4326}) );
            var map = new esri.Map("map", { extent: esri.geometry.geographicToWebMercator(initialExtent), slider: true, nav: true });
            dojo.connect(map, "onLoad", initSelectToolbar);
            var baseMapLayer = new esri.layers.ArcGISTiledMapServiceLayer("http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Street_Map/MapServer");
            var fieldsSelectionSymbol = new esri.symbol.SimpleFillSymbol().setColor(new dojo.Color([255,255,0,0.5]));
            fieldsSelectionSymbol.setOutline(new esri.symbol.SimpleLineSymbol("dashdot", new dojo.Color([255,0,0]), 2));
            var content = "<b>Status</b>: ${STATUS}" +
                          "<br><b>Cummulative Gas</b>: ${CUMM_GAS} MCF" +
                          "<br><b>Total Acres</b>: ${APPROXACRE}" +
                          "<br><b>Avg. Field Depth</b>: ${AVG_DEPTH} meters";
            var infoTemplate = new esri.InfoTemplate("${FIELD_NAME}", content);
            featureLayer = new esri.layers.FeatureLayer("http://sampleserver3.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Petroleum/KSPetro/MapServer/1",{
              mode: esri.layers.FeatureLayer.MODE_ONDEMAND,
              infoTemplate: infoTemplate,
              outFields: ["*"]
            dojo.connect(featureLayer, "onSelectionComplete", sumGasProduction);
            dojo.connect(featureLayer, "onSelectionClear", function(features) {
              dojo.byId('messages').innerHTML = "<i>No Selected Fields</i>";
          function initSelectToolbar(map) {
            selectionToolbar = new esri.toolbars.Draw(map);
            var selectQuery = new esri.tasks.Query();
            dojo.connect(selectionToolbar, "onDrawEnd", function(geometry) {
              selectQuery.geometry = geometry;
              featureLayer.selectFeatures(selectQuery, esri.layers.FeatureLayer.SELECTION_NEW);
          function sumGasProduction(features) {
            var productionSum = 0;
            dojo.forEach(features, function(feature) {
              productionSum = productionSum + feature.attributes.CUMM_GAS;
            dojo.byId('messages').innerHTML = "<b>Selected Fields Production: " + productionSum + " mcf. </b>";
    <body class="tundra">
      <button dojoType="dijit.form.Button" onClick="selectionToolbar.activate(esri.toolbars.Draw.EXTENT);">Select Fields</button>
      <button dojoType="dijit.form.Button" onClick="featureLayer.clearSelection();">Clear Selection</button><br>
      <div id="map" style="position: relative; width:700px; height:500px; border:1px solid #000;"></div>
      <span id="messages"></span>

  2. #2
    Derek Swingley

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    Default Re: Adding ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer but working with FeatureLayers

    I think you'll have to add each layer you want to query/make selections against as a feature layer. If these layers happen to be in the same map service you're using as a base map, use setVisibleLayers() to exclude them before you add your dynamic map service layer to your map.


  3. #3
    J McNeil
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    Default Re: Adding ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer but working with FeatureLayers


    Thanks for the reply. I was think the samething (Add each layer as a feature layer). I guess I can add them one by one. The real problem I having is in another post (One I post a few days ago). see: http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/730...end-table-grid
    Basically I was trying to solve this problem with a different approach. I don't want to add the layers a feature layers because I have a TOC function that was written by another user (earlier API version before FeatureSets) and I can't seem to figure out how to add featuresets to display in the TOC. If I add them in as baselayers and turn them off with the setVisibleLayers() they will still be visible because the FeatureSet will be visible....hence the reason I didn't want to add them twice. I just wanted to add the entire service (all the layers) and then somehow set a few to work as featuresets.

    Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it.

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