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Is it possible to transfer data from Portal for ArcGIS to ArcGIS Online?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Yes, it is possible to transfer data from Portal for ArcGIS to ArcGIS Online. Data can be transferred either by republishing web maps and services to ArcGIS Online or by using ArcGIS Online Assistant.

If there is a large amount of data, republishing web maps and services can be time consuming. However, ArcGIS Online Assistant shortens this process by providing drag-and-drop functionality.

ArcGIS Online Assistant is not an official product of Esri. Esri cannot guarantee accurate results following incorrect use of the product.

The following instructions describe how to transfer data from Portal for ArcGIS to ArcGIS Online using ArcGIS Online Assistant.

  1. Go to ArcGIS Online Assistant, and log in with the Portal for ArcGIS account containing the data to be transferred.

    Image of ArcGIS Online Assistant Login Screen
  2. Type the Portal for ArcGIS URL, username, password, and click Log in.

    Image of Log in to your Portal screen
  3. On the homepage, click the I want to drop-down arrow and select Copy Content.

    Image of the 'I want to' drop-down menu
  4. Select the destination account to transfer the data, select Another account, and click Log in.

    Image of the 'Copy Content' pop-up
  5. Select ArcGIS Online as the destination. Click Log in, and log in using the destination ArcGIS Online account. The folders and content of the destination ArcGIS Online account are now displayed on the right pane of the homepage.

    Image of the 'Copy Content' login screen.

    Image of list of ArcGIS Online folders
  6. On the left pane, expand the folder containing the data to be transferred. Content that can be transferred is highlighted in blue.

    Image of list of items in expanded ArcGIS Online folders.
  7. On the right pane, expand the desired destination folder.
  8. Drag and drop data from the left pane into the Drop items to copy to this folder box in the right pane. Data successfully copied over are highlighted in green on the right pane.

    Image of data transfer process.

    Image of successfully transferred data.
    Click the username at the top right corner of the page and select Logout once all the necessary content is transferred.

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  • Portal for ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Online

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