Deprecation: Mature and retired configurable apps in ArcGIS Enterprise
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|
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:
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:
- Try ArcGIS Instant Apps —Discovery path to get started with step-by-step lessons and blog articles with examples.
- Introducing ArcGIS Instant Apps —Blog article that provides an overview and examples of Instant Apps.
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:
3D Data Visualization app URL is: <portal>/apps/3DViz/index.html?appid=<AppID>
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:
|Deprecated app template name||TemplateID||Recommended Replacement|
|3D Data Visualization||3DViz||Instant Apps: 3D Viewer|
|Attachment Viewer||AttachmentViewer||Instant Apps: Attachment Viewer|
|Category Gallery||FilterGallery||Instant Apps: Category Gallery|
|Compare Analysis 2015||CompareAnalysis||Configurable Apps: Compare|
|Compare Scenes||Compare3d||Configurable Apps: Compare|
|Directions||Direction||Instant Apps: Nearby|
|Edit 2015||Editor||Instant Apps: Sidebar|
|Elevation Profile 2015||Profile||Instant Apps: Media Map, 3D Viewer, or Nearby|
|Filter 2014||InteractiveFilter||Instant Apps: Sidebar, Interactive legend|
|Find, Edit, and Filter |
|https://solutions.arcgis.com/local-government/help/find-edit-filter/||Instant Apps: Sidebar|
|Finder 2014||https://solutions.arcgic.com/local-government/help/finder||Instant Apps: Sidebar|
|Image Interpretation||ImageInterpretation||Instant Apps: Image Viewer|
|Imagery Viewer||ImageryViewer||Instant Apps: Image Viewer|
|Impact Summary||ImpactSummary||ArcGIS Dashboards|
|Information Lookup||InformationLookup||Instant Apps: Zone Lookup|
|Interactive Legend||InteractiveLegend||Instant Apps: Interactive Legend|
|Layer Showcase||LayerShowcase||Instant Apps: Category Gallery|
|Local Perspective||LocalPerspective||Instant Apps: Nearby|
|Map Carousel||MapCarousel||Instant Apps: Category Gallery|
|Map Styler||Styler||Instant Apps: Media Map|
|Map Tools||MapTools||Instant Apps: Media Map|
|Maps and Apps Gallery||MapsAndAppGallery||Instant Apps: Category Gallery|
|Media Map||Media||Instant Apps: Media Map|
|Minimal Gallery||MinimalGallery||Instant Apps: Category Gallery|
|Minimalist 2016||Minimalist||Instant Apps: Sidebar|
|Nearby||LocalPerspective||Instant Apps: Nearby|
|Public Gallery||PublicGallery||Instant Apps: Category Gallery|
|Public Information||PublicInformation||Instant Apps: Media Map|
|Scene Styler||Styler||Instant Apps: 3D Viewer|
|Scene with Inset Map||3DInsetMap||Instant Apps: 3D Viewer|
|Simple Map Viewer 2014||SimpleViewer||Instant Apps: Media Map|
|Simple Scene Viewer||3DScene||Instant Apps: 3D Viewer|
|Story Map Basic 2015||StoryMapBasic||Instant Apps: Basic|
|Story Map Cascade||Cascade||ArcGIS StoryMaps|
|Story Map Journal||MapJournal||ArcGIS StroyMaps (Sidebar)|
|Story Map Series||MapSeries||Instant Apps: Portfolio, ArcGIS StoryMaps (Collection), Experience Builder|
|Story Map Shortlist||MapShortlist||ArcGIS StoryMaps (Tour templates)|
|Story Map Swipe and Spyglass||StorytellingSwipe||ArcGIS StoryMaps (Swipe block)|
|Story Map Tour||MapTour||ArcGIS StoryMaps (Tour templates)|
|Summary Viewer||SummaryViewer||ArcGIS Dashboards|
|Time Aware 2016||TimeAware||Instant Apps: Media Map or Slider|
|Zone Lookup||ZoneLookup||Instant Apps: ZoneLookup|
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
- 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:
App created from the Category Gallery Instant Apps template:
- Deprecation: ArcGIS Instant Apps Minimalist template
- How To: Identify deprecated Configurable Apps using a Python Script
Last Published: 7/7/2022
Article ID: 000027794