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Update Features (Operation)
URL http://<featurelayer-url>/updateFeatures (POST only)
Parent Resource Layer
Required Capability Update

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 query parameters defined in the parameters table below.

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 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: 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 this is not specified, edits are made to the published mapís version.

Syntax: gdbVersion=<version>

Example: gdbVersion=SDE.DEFAULT
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, 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 the value specified. However, if supportsRollbackonFailureParameter = true, this means the rollbackOnFailure parameter value will be honored on edit operations.

Values: true | false

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
   }
  ]
}