Bug Number ENH-000100676
Submitted Nov 09, 2016
Modified Jul 25, 2018
Severity Low
Applies To ArcGIS Online
Version Found 4.3
Prog Language N/A
Server Platform Windows 7.0 64 Bit
Client Platform Windows 7.0 64 Bit
Database N/A
Locale N/A
Status Implemented
Version Fixed 4.4
SP Fixed

Bug ENH-000100676


Clarify that the copy and save workflow that can be performed in map viewer does not create a new hosted feature service

Additional Information


Alternate Solution

1. Provide the appropriate/comparable step by step workflow to help illustrate the request.

- Open a hosted feature service in map viewer.
- Click on more options > copy
- On the newly created layer click on more options > save
- Edit any of the two layers
- The edits will be shown on both layers since both layers reference the same data.
- This behavior should be mentioned in the documentation:

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 documentation should explain that any modifications made to the features of the original hosted feature layer will be shown in the copies, since the copies reference the data (and vice versa), and also make clear that the copies are just a visual change and not a real copy.

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?)

Clear documentation avoids frustration on users and  saves them time.