Show tables (Map Viewer)

Note:

Some functionality is not yet supported in the new Map Viewer (formerly known as Map Viewer Beta). See the compatibility guide for more information, and use Map Viewer Classic (formerly known as Map Viewer) as needed for unsupported workflows.

You can display an interactive table at the bottom of a map to see information about features or records in a layer. Seeing a tabular view of the data can be a quick way to analyze information and start making decisions. You can sort and filter the attribute data and hide fields to focus on specific feature or raster data.

You can view the tables associated with imagery layers that are published from mosaic datasets in ArcGIS Pro or image collections in ArcGIS Online. Tables are not available for other types of imagery layers.

Tip:

To identify which imagery layers have associated tables that you can view in Map Viewer, check the Overview tab of the layer item's details page; Image Collection is listed for the Source.

You can also access information about each field in the table to understand what the data represents, and get more information about the layer by viewing related data tables, photos, or other file attachments. If you have privileges to edit the layer, you can edit or delete attribute values and attach additional related photos and files. See Edit tables for more information.

Show a table

Showing tables in Map Viewer can be a useful way to see the information associated with the features and image layers in a map. Once you determine what type of data is stored with the features or rasters, you can set up a more focused display of the layer by applying filters if the layer contains data that isn't important to your audience.

Show a feature layer's table

Follow these steps to show a table for a feature or image collection-based imagery layer in Map Viewer:

  1. Confirm that you are signed in and, if you want to save your changes, that you have privileges to create content.
  2. In Map Viewer, open the map containing the layer or add the layer directly.
  3. In the Layers pane, click Options Options next to the layer and click Show table.

    The layer's table opens at the bottom of the map.

  4. Click the up arrows in the table header to show more rows, or click the down arrows to show fewer rows.
  5. Click Close (X) in the table header to close the table.

Show a table layer

When you add a table layer to Map Viewer, the table opens automatically.

  1. Confirm that you are signed in and, if you want to save your changes, that you have privileges to create content.
  2. In Map Viewer, open the map containing the layer or add the layer directly.
  3. The table opens at the bottom of the map.
  4. Click the up arrows in the table header to show more rows, or click the down arrows to show fewer rows.
  5. Click Close (X) in the table header to close the table. To reopen the table, click Options Options next to the layer and click Show table.

Explore the data

You can view information about a field, such as the data type and description, and see statistics about the contents of the field. Once you know what the data in each field represents, sort the data and fields to focus on the data in which you're interested.

  1. Open the table and view information about the fields by doing one of the following:
    • Select the field (column), click Options Options, and click Information.
    • Click Tools Tools in the table header and click Information Information next to the field. To return to the list of fields, click the back arrow. Click Done to close the pop-up window.

    The field name, data type, alias, field description, value description, and statistics appear in a separate pop-up window. The information available for each field depends on values the layer owner has set, and the statistics vary depending on the field's data type.

  2. Optionally, search for a specific field.
    1. Click Tools Tools in the table header and type a field name in the search box, or click Sort fields Sort fields to change the order that the fields appear in this window.

      If you type a field name, the list of fields changes as you type.

    2. Check a field or uncheck it to hide it from the table, or you can view the field information.
  3. Optionally, do one of the following to sort the records in each field to make the data easier to view:
    • Click the up or down arrow for the field to sort values in ascending or descending order, respectively.
    • Select the field, click Options Options, and click either Sort ascending or Sort descending.
    • Click a field name and drag it to a new place in the table to change the order of the fields.

    This does not change the order of the fields stored in the table—only your view of the fields while in the map.

  4. Optionally, hide fields by doing one of the following:
    • Select the field, click Options Options and click Hide field to hide one field.
    • Click Tools Tools in the table header and uncheck the multiple fields that you want to hide. Click Done to close the pop-up window.
  5. Optionally, click Tools Tools in the table header and check the fields that you want to show (unhide) in the table. Click Done to close the pop-up window.