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Add geoprocessing tasks

The ArcGIS Map Web Part provides you with the ability to interactively create tools that will execute geoprocessing tasks. If you are unfamiliar with geoprocessing, see What is geoprocessing?When you execute a task in a geoprocessing service, it executes on the server rather than using resources of the client machine where the Viewer is being used.

  1. Begin by editing the web part.
    Edit Web Part option
  2. Click Add Geoprocessing in the Manage group on the Application tab on the web part's ribbon.
    Add Geoprocessing button in the Manage group

    The Add Tool dialog box appears.

  3. Specify the tool's label, ToolTip, and icon. You can also specify the Tab and Group where the tool will reside. Then click Configure.
    Add Tool (Geoprocessing) dialog box
  4. Select an ArcGIS Server connection from the drop-down menu or type a URL to an ArcGIS Server in the box. If you typed a URL, click the Search button (magnifier icon).
    Geoprocessing Browse service
  5. The geoprocessing tasks available on that server are listed. Select the desired task and click Next.
    Select geoprocessing tool
  6. The wizard pages that follow allow you to configure the selected geoprocessing task for use in your application. Click Next to browse through the wizard and enter the input parameters, output parameters, dialog box title, and layer order. Click OK and click OK again when finished.
    Configure geoprocessing
  7. Click the OK or Apply button in the properties pane to the right of the web part.
    ArcGIS Map Web Part properties pane

The geoprocessing task button is added to the ribbon.

Configure or Execute Geoprocessing

Once you've added the button and you're editing the web part, the following options are available to you:

  • Click Configure to reconfigure the tool.
  • Click Execute to run the tool and make its results available on the map for all users.