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Field types and coded strings

When configuring a dashboard, you are often presented with a list of fields to choose from. In certain cases, such as when you are creating filters, it is important to consider the type of field you are choosing and whether the field contains coded strings. This is because Operations Dashboard will use this information to adjust which options are subsequently presented, to make the configuration experience more streamlined. For instance, while configuring a filter, which field type you choose determines which operators display, which in turn impact which values you can include in your filter constraint.

Below is a table that describes each of the field types you can choose.

Dashboard Field Type

ArcGIS Field Type or Coded String




A field type that guarantees a unique ID for each row of data.



A text field type that represents a series of alphanumeric symbols.


esriFieldTypeInteger, esriFieldTypeSmallInteger

A field type for numeric values without fractional values within a specific range.


esriFieldTypeSingle, esriFieldTypeDouble

A field type for numeric values with fractional values within a specific range.



A field type that can store dates, times, or dates and times.

coded string


A field type identified at publishing time as containing features that are logically grouped, based on a unique characteristic or behavior of the data.


The values stored in coded string fields often have attribute domains applied. Attribute domains are used to restrict the values found in the field and can be coded values (i.e. a pre-defined set of allowed values) or a numeric range. Coded value domains can be applied to any field type, whereas range domains can be applied to any numeric or date data type.