Attribute field management

Each layer in a hosted feature layer contains an attribute table that stores the data for the layer. Each table contains rows (features) and columns (fields). How you interact with the attribute table of a hosted feature layer depends on your role in the organization and the layer's configuration. Most users can view the layers and use them in their own maps and apps, but only the layer owner or an administrator can manage attribute fields.

Nonowners who are not administrators

Anyone who is not the layer owner or is not an administrator in the organization can only interact with the attribute table's contents. If the hosted feature layer has been shared with you, you can do the following with the attribute table's contents:

Owners and administrators

If you own the layer or you are an administrator of your organization, you can view and edit data in the attribute table, and you can perform the following field management operations from the Data tab of the layer's item page:


Performing any of the operations above, except calculating field values, alters the hosted layer's schema. The Schema updated date that is present on the Overview and Data tabs of the hosted feature layer or hosted table item page updates when the schema changes.

Members of shared update groups can also perform some of these operations.