|Submitted||Oct 22, 2016|
|Modified||Jun 11, 2020|
|Applies To||ArcGIS Online|
|Server Platform||Windows 2008 R2 64 Bit|
|Client Platform||Windows 2008 R2 64 Bit|
Allow the Minimalist Web Application Template to have multiple services and fields be used as custom URL Parameters
1. Provide the appropriate/comparable step by step workflow to help illustrate the request.
A minimalist application is created to display public buildings, parks, and parking lots. URL parameters are set up to allow the application to auto zoom to specific public buildings when accessed from the town's website. However, the Parks and Rec department wants the same application to zoom to specific parks, and one time events need the application to default to a specific parking lot. Three applications need to be created in order to do this as each layer cannot be a valid UIRL parameter.
2. What is the problem feature X is trying to solve? (i.e. What is the problem/limitation/design choice that is preventing the customer from moving forward?)
The Minimalist Application template allows users to create custom URL parameters. Due to how the application is configured, only one layer can be used at a time to configure url parameters. This severely limits the flexibility of the application by restricting the application to auto-zoom based on one layer. Applications with more than one layer cannot be used as effectively. For example, an app with parking lots and buildings is limited to only zooming to one feature or the other even though both are valid features to use a URL parameter top zoom to.
3. What are the benefits or changes that would result from the enhancement? (i.e. How does making this change help the customer's workflow or business?)
This change will allow more flexibility in the application and help users get their maps and data to a wider audience. This will improve use case for the minimalist application and make the application more desirable for use by organizations with many services.
Note: it's possible to configure multiple services to be used as URL parameters in a web map, but the parameters won't work when consuming that map in a Minimalist app.