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FAQ: Why is the Perform Analysis option missing in ArcGIS Online?

Question

Why is the Perform Analysis option missing in ArcGIS Online?

Answer

There are several possible reasons users are unable to see the Perform Analysis option in ArcGIS Online.

Users are logged in to a public account instead of an organizational account
It is required for users to have an ArcGIS Online for Organizations account to use the analysis tools.

Users do not have the required privileges to access the Perform Analysis tools
To perform analysis, the administrator of the organization must grant the user the following privileges:
  • Create, update, and delete content
  • Publish hosted features
  • Spatial Analysis
Members of the Publisher or Administrator organization roles have these privileges by default. Certain tools need additional privileges, such as Network Analysis and GeoEnrichment privileges. Refer to Esri Help documentation for more details.

The URL to the feature service is not a public URL
Analysis tools cannot be performed on map services that are internally facing; the feature service must be externally accessible. The URL to the service must be a public URL, and not only accessible behind a firewall. If a non-public map or feature service is used, an error message that the URL is not accessible is returned. Check out the help documentation for this information.

The organizational account does not have enough credit balance
It is also possible that users in the organizational account might not have sufficient credit balance to perform operations using the analysis tools. For best practices, ArcGIS Online has a set of tools in place to manage and monitor credit usage. Refer to the following blog post for more details: Five Strategies and Tools for Managing Credits in ArcGIS Online

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