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Configure a feature details widget

The feature details widget displays detailed information about a feature or row, including a title, description, field information, and one or more media elements. The content for the feature details can be derived from a combination of static text and field values, as well as from any information that has already been configured in the data source, such as the pop-up properties that were set on the map.

The feature details widget displays information about one feature at a time. The data source for the widget can originate from a selection, such as the currently selected feature on the map or in a list widget. If there are multiple selected features or input features, you can page through the display in the feature details widget using an arrow.

In an emergency management scenario, you could use a feature details widget to display detailed information about incident reports that require police, fire, or medical response. In this operation view, a feature details widget displays the report's description, address, report time, and status. The values displayed are static text (such as Description) and the feature's attribute values.

Feature details widget

The amount of configuration you need to perform on a feature details widget depends on the information provided by the data source. If the data source has pop-up information in it already, the pop-up content automatically populates in the feature details description. Any changes to the underlying data source pop-up information is reflected in the details widget. You can also override what is defined by the data source, although your changes are now stored only in the operation view and will not be updated if the underlying data source content has updates. You can always reset any overrides you made in the widget and restore the pop-up information of the data source.

Feature actions add display and navigation functions to individual features in the widget. If the widget's data source is a layer in a map, you can zoom the map to the feature, flash it on the map, select it on the map, or have the map follow the feature as it moves automatically.

  1. Click Edit, and click Edit Operation View.
  2. To create a new widget, click Widget, click Add Widget, choose the type of widget, and click OK. To update settings for an existing widget, click Settings Settings, and click Configure Configure on the widget's window.
  3. Click the Data Source drop-down arrow, and choose the item that will provide the data for the widget.
  4. In the Title box, type a title for the feature. This can be a combination of static text and values from one or more field. By default, it is the map's pop-up information title.
  5. Type any static text you want to appear. To append the value from a field, click the Insert Field button, and click the field name in the list. You can include a space at the end of the leading text and at the beginning of the trailing text so the result shows a space on either side of the field value. You can add more than one field if necessary.
  6. You have several options when displaying the Description. Click Field List and check the fields to display in the description to show a list of field values, or click Single Field and use one field. To build a custom description that contains rich text that could include a combination of text and field values, click the Insert Field button to add a field, and type any leading or trailing text. If you do not want a description, click None.
  7. Click the Field Format tab and set display properties for the fields used in the feature details widget. You can type alternate field display names, reorder fields with the arrow buttons, and specify properties for numeric values, such as whether to use a thousands separator.
  8. Click the Media tab to add an image to the feature details display. You need to specify the URL address to link to the image. Each media element can include a title, caption, and related information link that is a combination of static text and field values. Additionally, you can configure the refresh settings for the image regardless of any previous refresh settings from that data source.
  9. Click the Capabilities tab to set which feature actions are available when interacting with features in this widget. Enable Coordinates to display the feature's location.
  10. When you're satisfied with the preview, click OK to finish configuring the widget.