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FAQ: Is it possible to generate a short URL for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS?

Question

Is it possible to generate a short URL for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS?

Answer

Yes, it is possible to generate a short URL for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS using the Share widget. Generated short URLs contain all the parameters listed in the original URL.

Follow the steps described to add a Share widget in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS to generate a short URL.

  1. Open Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, click the Widget tab, and click Set the widgets in this controller.
  2. Click the Click here to add widget button Click here to add widget button.
  3. In the Choose Widget window, select the Share widget, and click OK.
Choose Widget window
  1. Click the Share widget icon on the Header Controller to open it.
  2. In the Share window, copy the short URL under Share a link to this app, and paste it in the desired platform.
Note:
Different map extents and zoom levels generate different URLs. Despite these settings, all generated URLs redirect to the same web application.

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