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FAQ: Is it possible to create hyperlinks for data stored in a local drive in an ArcGIS Online web map?

Question

Is it possible to create hyperlinks for data stored in a local drive in an ArcGIS Online web map?

Answer

No, it is not possible to create hyperlinks for data stored in a local drive in an ArcGIS Online web map. This known limitation in ArcGIS Online is designed to prevent any compromises in privacy and security.

A workaround for this limitation is to upload the desired data to a file-hosting website or a local server, and hyperlink the data via a URL to the uploaded data in the targeted ArcGIS Online web map. Since there is no direct functionality that creates hyperlinks, pop-ups are used to display the URLs instead.

The instructions provided describe how to create a pop-up that displays the URL of the uploaded data. The data in this example is an image. The URL configured in a pop-up serves as a 'hyperlink' in an ArcGIS Online web map.

  1. Upload the desired data to a hosting website or a local server and save the URL of the data.
  2. In the ArcGIS Online web map, click the Configure Pop-up option for the selected feature layer.
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  1. In the Pop-up Media section of the Configure Pop-up dialog, click the Add drop-down menu and select Image. Click SAVE POP-UP. This opens the Configure Image dialog box.
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  1. In the Configure Image dialog box, copy the image URL and paste it into the URL field of the dialog box. Click OK.
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  1. Save the pop-up, and save the layer.

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