In this topic
  1. Edit mode
  2. Run mode

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Edit mode and run mode

Microsoft SharePoint uses Web Parts to display specific content types on a page of a SharePoint site. Like other Web Parts within SharePoint, the Esri Maps Web Part has an edit mode and a run mode. SharePoint users with permissions to edit the page containing the Map Web Part can put the Web Part in edit mode, while users with read-only permissions can only interact with the Web Part in run mode. Users with contribute permissions in SharePoint can edit an existing Web Part, but users must have design permissions to insert a Web Part onto a page. See User permissions and permission levels in SharePoint 2013 for more information on SharePoint permission levels.

The Esri Maps Web Part can only persist changes when it is in edit mode. This includes signing in, adding and removing layers, and so forth. Credentials are persisted during the current browser session only.

Edit mode

To put the Maps Web Part in edit mode, start by placing the page that contains the map in edit mode; this applies to SharePoint 2013 only. On the SharePoint ribbon, click Page, and click Edit.

Edit Page button on SharePoint ribbon

Next, click the arrow above the upper right corner of the Web Part to display the drop-down menu, and choose Edit Web Part.

Place Maps Web Part in edit mode.

The Esri Maps Web Part properties pane appears beside the map.

Esri Maps Web Part properties panel

Edit mode allows you to make changes to the Web Part's configuration and save the changes as part of the Web Part. Configurable portions of the Web Part include the following:

  • Layers, including order and appearance
  • Basemap
  • Map extent
  • Appearance of pop-up windows

To save the Web Part's configuration, click the OK or Apply button in the properties pane to the right of the Web Part.

Run mode

Users that have read access to the page hosting the Esri Maps Web Part can use the Web Part in run mode. In run mode, users can do the following:

  • Add or remove layers
  • Pan and zoom the map
  • Select features
  • Share the map

Any changes made in run mode, including adding or removing layers, do not persist in the map.