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Edit features

Editing in ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint includes the ability to add and delete features, change feature geometries and attributes, and add attachments. Editing is available for feature layers that have been made editable by the original author. If a feature layer is editable, it is automatically enabled for editing in ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint.

In addition to editing features, you can also edit Map Notes if they were included in the original web map. Edits to map notes are not pushed back to the original web map; they are saved in the ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint map only.


There is a known issue with Microsoft SharePointwhere hovering over the Format Text and Insert tabs on the ribbon causes a refresh of the page. Editing while the ArcGIS Maps web part is in edit mode can cause this issue to occur more frequently. Therefore, it is recommended that you perform all edit tasks while the ArcGIS Maps web part is in run mode.

Configure editing

Editing can only be configured if there are editable feature layers or map notes (from a web map) in the map.

Editing is available in both run mode and edit mode.


Add Features must be explicitly added to the ArcGIS Maps web part in order to enable all the editing capabilities described in this document.

  1. Edit the page and place the ArcGIS Maps web part in edit mode.
  2. From the ArcGIS Maps web part menu, click the Configure button Configure to display the configuration pane.
  3. From the list of configuration options, click Tools, and click Map tools.
  4. Click the Add icon (+) at the top of the pane.
  5. Expand the esriMapsSharePointX category to display available tools.
  6. Check the Add features check box and click Add.

    The Add features tool appears in the list of Map tools.

  7. Highlight the Add features tool and click the Settings button at the top of the pane.
  8. In the Configuration pane, select the layers to edit. Only layers that support editing are shown here. If you select the option to edit all feature layers, editing will automatically be enabled on any layers added to the map that support editing. By default, Edit all editable feature layers is enabled.
  9. Check the box beside any of the editing options you want to enable and click OK.

    The Advanced Editing Tools section contains tools intended for users with advanced editing scenarios. The Advanced Editing Tools items appear on the Edit toolbar.

  10. Click OK to exit the Configuration pane.
  11. Click OK on the ArcGIS Maps web part properties to save your changes and exit edit mode.
  12. Save your page.

Add features

  1. Open the Add features pane from the Map Tools toolbar.
  2. Choose an icon in the Add features pane and click on the map to add the feature.
  3. Update the appropriate attributes in the Add features pane and click Apply.
  4. Alternatively, you can delete features when the attributes are displayed by clicking the Delete button.

Delete features

Delete features

  1. Ensure pop-ups are enabled for the desired feature layer.
  2. Click a feature to display its pop-up.
  3. Click the Edit attributes icon in the pop-up's toolbar.
  4. Click the Delete button.
  5. Click Yes to confirm you want to delete the feature.

    The feature is now permanently deleted from the feature layer.

Edit features

Edit features

Editing of feature geometry and attributes is available on the feature's pop-up menu.

  1. Ensure pop-ups are enabled for the desired feature layer.
  2. Click a feature to display its pop-up. The edit geometry and edit attributes icons display in the pop-up's toolbar.