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Deprecation: Mature and retired configurable apps in ArcGIS Enterprise

Description

ArcGIS Enterprise provides a suite of configurable app templates that allow you to create web mapping applications. Over the years, app templates have been renamed, moved to mature status, or retired, and replaced with improved templates for creating apps that use updated designs and technology, the latest being ArcGIS Instant Apps.

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 is the last version that supports using existing apps that were created from configurable app templates that have been moved to mature or retired status. It is also the last version that supports creating apps from mature or retired templates. The affected app templates have been removed from ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0. See the table of affected app templates in the Appendix at the end of this notice.

The following Configurable Apps templates have not been removed from ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 and are still available and supported for creating apps and using and editing the existing apps. However, they are planned to be deprecated in the same way in the near future, at which time a similar notice will be posted with replacement options.

App template name TemplateID
Basic ViewerView
CompareCompare
Crowdsource ManagerCrowdsourceManager
Crowdsource PollingCrowdsourcePolling
Crowdsource ReporterCrowdsourceReporter
GeoFormGeoForm
Image MaskImageMask
Image VisitImageVisit

Recommendation

Customers using apps created from the deprecated app templates should be actively upgrading their apps to current-generation products. We urge you to retire or replace apps created with these templates. To quickly check if your organization has any of these templates, please use the CheckDeprecatedConfigurableApps script attached to this article in ArcGIS Notebook Server or ArcGIS Pro.

One way to identify these configurable apps in your organization is the app URL, which uses the following pattern:

/portal/apps/<TemplateID>/index.html?appid=<AppID>

If you're using ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9 or later, you can run an items report for the organization. Filter the report by Item Type: Web Mapping Application, and filter by Item URL for URLs that do not contain 'instant' (to exclude apps created from Instant Apps) and that do not contain 'apps/webappviewer' (to exclude apps created from Web AppBuilder). Sort the filtered report by Item URL to see common URLs grouped by TemplateID, such as TimeAware or ImpactSummary, and use the Item ID to find and update the app in your organization.

To replace these apps,  we recommend re-creating them with ArcGIS Instant Apps. If you haven’t used Instant Apps yet, refer to the documentation or the following resources to help make the transition:

Appendix
Below is a table of deprecated app templates with their corresponding template IDs and the recommended replacement app template or app builder. To help identify the affected apps, refer to the TemplateID column in the table, which is part of the app URL. 

Apps created from Configurable Apps templates have the following URL pattern:

<portal>/apps/<TemplateID>/index.html?appid=<AppID>

Example:

3D Data Visualization app URL is: <portal>/apps/3DViz/index.html?appid=<AppID>

Note:
The following table includes only deprecated app templates that have been supported or are in mature status since ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7, because ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0 can only be updated directly from versions 10.7 and later.

If you have apps created from older templates, refer to the Esri Support Product Life Cycle page to access their public item pages to obtain the template ID in the URL field. Click the View button for the template to go to the download page for the item, which gives an overview of the template and provides the URL.

For example: On the 3D Data Visualization page , the URL given is:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/3DViz/index.html
Deprecated app template nameTemplateIDRecommended Replacement
3D Data Visualization3DVizInstant Apps: 3D Viewer
Attachment ViewerAttachmentViewerInstant Apps: Attachment Viewer
Category GalleryFilterGalleryInstant Apps: Category Gallery
Compare Analysis 2015CompareAnalysisConfigurable Apps: Compare
Compare ScenesCompare3dConfigurable Apps: Compare
DirectionsDirectionInstant Apps: Nearby
Edit 2015EditorInstant Apps: Sidebar
Elevation Profile 2015ProfileInstant Apps: Media Map, 3D Viewer, or Nearby
Filter 2014InteractiveFilterInstant Apps: Sidebar, Interactive legend
Find, Edit, and Filter 
July 2014
https://solutions.arcgis.com/local-government/help/find-edit-filter/Instant Apps: Sidebar
Finder 2014https://solutions.arcgic.com/local-government/help/finderInstant Apps: Sidebar
Image InterpretationImageInterpretationInstant Apps: Image Viewer
Imagery ViewerImageryViewerInstant Apps: Image Viewer
Impact SummaryImpactSummaryArcGIS Dashboards
Information LookupInformationLookupInstant Apps: Zone Lookup
Interactive LegendInteractiveLegendInstant Apps: Interactive Legend
Layer ShowcaseLayerShowcaseInstant Apps: Category Gallery
Local PerspectiveLocalPerspectiveInstant Apps: Nearby
Map CarouselMapCarouselInstant Apps: Category Gallery
Map StylerStylerInstant Apps: Media Map
Map ToolsMapToolsInstant Apps: Media Map
Maps and Apps GalleryMapsAndAppGalleryInstant Apps: Category Gallery
Media MapMediaInstant Apps: Media Map
Minimal GalleryMinimalGalleryInstant Apps: Category Gallery
Minimalist 2016MinimalistInstant Apps: Sidebar
NearbyLocalPerspectiveInstant Apps: Nearby
Public GalleryPublicGalleryInstant Apps: Category Gallery
Public InformationPublicInformationInstant Apps: Media Map
Scene StylerStylerInstant Apps: 3D Viewer
Scene with Inset Map3DInsetMapInstant Apps: 3D Viewer
Simple Map Viewer 2014SimpleViewerInstant Apps: Media Map
Simple Scene Viewer3DSceneInstant Apps: 3D Viewer
Story Map Basic 2015StoryMapBasicInstant Apps: Basic
Story Map CascadeCascadeArcGIS StoryMaps
Story Map JournalMapJournalArcGIS StroyMaps (Sidebar)
Story Map SeriesMapSeriesInstant Apps: Portfolio, ArcGIS StoryMaps (Collection), Experience Builder
Story Map ShortlistMapShortlistArcGIS StoryMaps (Tour templates)
 
Story Map Swipe and SpyglassStorytellingSwipeArcGIS StoryMaps (Swipe block)
Story Map TourMapTourArcGIS StoryMaps (Tour templates)
Summary ViewerSummaryViewerArcGIS Dashboards
Time Aware 2016TimeAwareInstant Apps: Media Map or Slider
Zone LookupZoneLookupInstant Apps: ZoneLookup

Note:
If you created an app with one of the following templates before it was migrated to the new configuration experience at 10.9 and 10.9.1, re-create it using the Instant Apps replacement template with the same name:

  • Attachment Viewer
  • Category Gallery
  • Imagery Viewer
  • Interactive Legend
  • Media Map
  • Minimalist
  • Nearby
  • Zone Lookup

For templates with the same name as the alternative, you can determine which type was used to create the app by looking at the app URL. Apps created with an Instant Apps template include 'instant' in the URL. Below is an example:

App created from the Category Gallery Configurable Apps template:

/portal/apps/FilterGallery/index.html?appid=<AppID>

App created from the Category Gallery Instant Apps template:

/portal/apps/instant/filtergallery/index.html?appid=<AppID>

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Last Published: 7/7/2022

Article ID: 000027794