Update Features

Description

This operation updates features in a feature layer or table (POST only). The Update Features operation is performed on a feature service layer resource.

The operation returns the results of the edits in an array of edit result objects. Each edit result identifies a single feature and indicates if the update was successful or not. If not, it also includes an error code and an error description.

You can provide arguments to the Update Features operation as defined in the following parameters table:

Request parameters

Parameter

Details

f

Description: The response format. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json

features

Description: The array of features to be updated. The structure of each feature in the array is the same as the structure of the json feature object returned by the ArcGIS REST API.

The attributes property of the feature should include the object ID (and the global ID, if available) of the feature along with the other attributes:

"attributes" : {
  "OBJECTID" : 37,
  "OWNER" : "Joe Smith",
  "VALUE" : 94820.37,
  "APPROVED" : true,
  "LASTUPDATE" : 1227667627940
}

Features to be updated to a feature layer should include the geometry.

Records to be added to a table should not include the geometry.

Syntax: [ <feature1>, <feature2> ]

Example:

[
  {
    "geometry" : {"x" : -118.15, "y" : 33.80},  
    "attributes" : {
      "OBJECTID" : 37,
      "OWNER" : "Joe Smith",
      "VALUE" : 94820.37,
      "APPROVED" : true,
      "LASTUPDATE" : 1227667627940
    }
  },
  {
    "geometry" : { "x" : -118.37, "y" : 34.086 },  
    "attributes" : {
      "OBJECTID" : 462,
      "OWNER" : "John Doe",
      "VALUE" : 17325.90,
      "APPROVED" : false,
      "LASTUPDATE" : 9269154204840
    }
  }
]

gdbVersion

//This option was added at 10.1.

Description: Geodatabase version to apply the edits. This parameter applies only if the isDataVersioned property of the layer is true.

If the gdbVersion parameter is not specified, edits are made to the published map’s version.

Syntax: gdbVersion=<version>

Example: gdbVersion=SDE.DEFAULT

returnEditMoment

This option was added at 10.5 and works with ArcGIS Server services only.

Description: Optional parameter specifying whether the response will report the time features were updated. If returnEditMoment = true, the server will report the time in the response's editMoment key. The default value is false.

Values: true|false

Example: returnEditMoment=true

rollbackOnFailure

//This option was added at 10.1.

Description: Optional parameter to specify if the edits should be applied only if all submitted edits succeed. If false, the server will apply the edits that succeed even if some of the submitted edits fail. If true, the server will apply the edits only if all edits succeed. The default value is true.

Not all data supports setting this parameter. Query the supportsRollbackonFailureParameter property of the layer to determine whether or not a layer supports setting this parameter. If supportsRollbackOnFailureParameter = false for a layer, then when editing this layer, rollbackOnFailure will always be true, regardless of how the parameter is set. However, if supportsRollbackonFailureParameter = true, this means the rollbackOnFailure parameter value will be honored on edit operations.

Values: true|false

Example: rollbackOnFailure=true

trueCurveClient

This option was added at 10.5

Description: Optional parameter which is false by default is set by client to indicate to the server that client in true curve capable.

When set to true by client, indicates to the server that true curves geometries should be downloaded from and that geometries containing true curves should be consumed by the feature service, without converting curves to densified polylines or polygons.

When set to false by client, indicates to the server that client is not true curves capable and hence, curves are converted to densified polylines or polygons.

Values: true|false

Example: trueCurveClient=true

Example usage

Example 1: Update an array of features using the update features operation on a feature service layer resource.

http://sampleserver3.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/SanFrancisco/311Incidents/FeatureServer/0/updateFeatures

Sample input array of features:

[
    {
      "attributes" : {
	       "objectid": 1234567,
        "req_id" : "508389",
        "req_type" : "Graffiti Complaint - Private Property",
        "req_date" : "09\/19\/2009",
        "req_time" : "18:44",
        "address" : "11TH ST and HARRISON ST",
        "x_coord" : "6008925.0",
        "y_coord" : "2108713.8",
        "district" : "6",
        "status" : 2
      },
      "geometry" : {
        "x" : -122.41247978999991,
        "y" : 37.770630098000083
      }
    }
]

JSON response syntax

{
  "updateResults" : [
    {
      "objectId" : <objectId1>,
      "globalId" : <globalId1>,
      "success" : <true | false>,
      "error" : { //only if success is false
        "code" : <code1>,
        "description" : "<description1>",
      }
    },
    {
      "objectId" : <objectId2>,
      "globalId" : <globalId2>,
      "success" : <true | false>,
      "error" : { //only if success is false
        "code" : <code2>,
        "description" : "<description2>",
      }
    }
  ]
}

JSON response example

{
   "updateResults": [
   {
    "objectId": 50,
    "success": true
   }
  ]
}

3/3/2017