Considerations and Limitations

There are some basic limitations that should be taken into consideration when working with the ArcGIS Online sharing API. The table below outlines what should be considered. This is a dynamic list that may be updated as new functionality is introduced.

Limitation type

Maximum limit


Maximum Search results per request/page

Maximum of 100 results returned

Maximum Search results per query

Only the first 10000 results can be paginated, results greater than 10000 can not be returned through pagination. The actual number of total returned results may be greater than 10000.

File upload

Maximum file upload size for Generate


Maximum size allowed for item file upload (per request)

5 Gb

Item Info

Maximum file size allowed for Item Info files

100 Kb

Maximum number of Item Info files per request


Maximum thumbnail size

10 Mb

Token generation

Maximum token expiration time

Two weeks

Users and groups

Maximum number of Groups per User


Adding and updating items

Maximum number of screenshots per item


Maximum size of item description

64 Kb