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Administer Community Analyst

As an administrator of your ArcGIS organization, you can configure ArcGIS Community Analyst to serve the needs of your organization and end users. Most configuration options are accessed through the Organization section of the app preferences. These configuration options are only available to users with an Administrator role.

Customize the app theme

You can customize the appearance of ArcGIS Community Analyst to better align with your organization's branding. You can add a logo, change the app title, and apply a theme color. These settings are applied to all ArcGIS Community Analyst users in your organization.

Tip:

You can use your ArcGIS Online organization's shared theme settings for the ArcGIS Community Analyst app theme. To learn more, see Shared theme.

To customize the app theme, do the following:

  1. On the top ribbon, click Preferences Preferences.

    The Preferences window opens.

  2. Expand the Organization section and click App Theme.
  3. Check the Customize the app theme check box.
  4. Customize the app's appearance by doing any of the following:
    • Click the Theme color swatch to select a different color value or check the Use my ArcGIS organization's shared theme color check box.

    • Type text in the App title field or check the Use my ArcGIS organization's name check box. You can format the text using the options next to the text field.

    • Click Browse and select and upload an image to use as the app logo or check the Use my ArcGIS organization's thumbnail check box.

    Your changes appear in the Preview section.

  5. To restore the default appearance settings, click Restore Defaults.
  6. To save your changes, click Save or click Save and Close to close the Preferences window. To view your changes, refresh the app.

Set default project attributes

Project attributes are the fields used to describe sites in a project. For example, if the project is related to real estate, you can use project attributes to keep track of the square footage of buildings and access to parking at the sites. As an administrator, you can view and customize the default project attributes for your organization.

To customize the default project attributes, do the following:

  1. On the top ribbon, click Preferences Preferences.

    The Preferences window opens.

  2. Expand the Organization section and click Project Attributes.
  3. Select Customize the default project attributes for the organization.
  4. Optionally, do any of the following:
    • To add an attribute, click Add attribute. Supported field types for attributes are number, text, and date.
    • To remove an attribute, hover over the attribute and click Delete Delete.
    • To rename an attribute, hover over the attribute and click Edit Edit.
    • To specify the type of value for an attribute, use the Number drop-down menu and select Number or Text. Click Edit Edit to change the number type or text length.
    • To view attribute details, click Expand Expand. To specify permitted values or a range of values for an attribute, use the Set validation drop-down menu.
  5. To save your changes, click Save or click Save and Close to close the Preferences window.
    Note:

    To return to the original default project attributes, select Use the standard project attributes for the organization and click Save. To switch back to the most recent custom default attributes, select Customize the default project attributes for the organization again.

    To permanently erase your custom attribute settings, click Restore Defaults and click Save.

    The project attributes you saved are applied when a new project is created and will be associated with every ring, drive time, and walk time site added to the project.

Customize available workflows based on roles

You can customize the workflows available in the app for different ArcGIS roles, including custom roles you have created. When members of your organization do not need access to all workflows, disabling the unnecessary workflows simplifies and improves their experience. It can also help optimize your organization's use of credits.

To customize which workflows are available in the app, do the following:

  1. On the top ribbon, click Preferences Preferences.

    The Preferences window opens.

  2. Expand the Organization section and click App Customization.
  3. Use the Choose role drop-down menu to select a role and customize the workflows available to it.

    All roles available for your organization in ArcGIS, including custom roles, are listed in the Choose role drop-down menu. By default, all workflows in the app are enabled for all roles.

  4. Use the check boxes to remove workflows and capabilities from the selected role. Optionally, use the Choose optional preset drop-down menu to disable some common combinations of workflows, such as building and running reports, custom data setup, and building reports and custom data.

    To see how the app will appear to a user who is assigned this role, click Preview Role. The app opens in a new browser window with this role applied. You can restore the default workflows to this role by clicking Restore Defaults.

  5. To save your changes, click Save or click Save and Close to close the Preferences window.

Customize available reports and infographics based on roles

You can customize the report and infographic templates available in the app for different ArcGIS roles, including custom roles you have created. When members of your organization do not need access to all reports and infographics, disabling the unnecessary items simplifies and improves their experience. It can also help optimize your organization's use of credits.

To customize which reports and infographics are available in the app, do the following:

  1. On the top ribbon, click Preferences Preferences.

    The Preferences window opens.

  2. Expand the Organization section and click Reports and Infographics.
  3. Use the Choose role drop-down menu to select a role and customize the reports and infographics available to it.

    All roles available for your organization in ArcGIS, including custom roles, are listed in the Choose role drop-down menu. By default, all reports and infographics in the app are enabled for all roles.

  4. Click the Classic reports or Infographics tab. View the available reports and infographics by doing the following:
    • Click Expand Expand to expand or collapse sections. Shared reports and Esri reports list reports shared with you by others in your organization and all reports available with the app, respectively. Shared infographics and Esri infographics list infographics shared with you by others in your organization and all infographics available with the app, respectively.
    • Click Search Search to search for reports and infographics by keyword.
    • Click Refresh Refresh to refresh the list.
    • Click View sample View sample to view a sample of a report or infographic.
    • Hover over Info Info to view more information about a report or infographic.
  5. Uncheck the check boxes next to reports or infographics you want to disable for this role.

    To see how the app will appear to a user who is assigned this role, click Preview Role. The app opens in a new browser window with this role applied. You can restore the default reports and infographics to this role by clicking Restore Defaults.

  6. To save your changes, click Save or click Save and Close to close the Preferences window.

Choose a layer for guided tours

You can select the layer and country dataset your organization uses for guided tours of the app. The layer you select will be used to perform certain workflows. To customize this setting, do the following:

  1. On the top ribbon, click Preferences Preferences.

    The Preferences window opens.

  2. Expand the Organization section and click Guided Tours.
  3. Select a country or region from the Country drop-down menu.
  4. Click Browse for Layer.

    The Select a Layer window opens.

  5. Choose a layer to be used in the guided tour for this country or region.
    Note:

    When choosing a layer for guided tours, make sure that the layer is marked with both the Web map containing variables and the Web map layer icons.

    • The Web map containing variables icon Web map containing variables indicates that this web map contains variables that you can use to create maps using the Color-Coded Maps and Smart Map Search workflows.

    • The Web map layer icon Web map layer indicates that this web map contains layers that you can convert into sites.

    To restore the default layer, click Restore Defaults.

  6. To save your changes, click Save or click Save and Close to close the Preferences window.

Customize ArcGIS content options

When users add web maps and layers to a project, they interact with the Web Maps and Layers window. You can customize the content and options available in the Web Maps and Layers window for members in your organization.

To customize the options available in the window, do the following:

  1. On the top ribbon, click Preferences Preferences.

    The Preferences window opens.

  2. Expand the Organization section and click Add Data from ArcGIS.
  3. To customize the Web Maps and Layers window for your organization, do any of the following:
    • To add a new tab, check the Add new tab on dialog for curated content in a specific group check box. Use the Select group drop-down menu to select a group. Optionally, in the Enter tab name text box, type the name for the new tab.
    • Under Select the content tabs that will appear when adding web maps and layers for your organization, uncheck any of the check boxes to disable them. By default, all tabs are available.
    • Check the Disable the option to add content by entering a URL or ID check box to disable the option to add a web map or layer by providing its URL or item ID.
    • Check the Filter by map extent check box to filter the content by the current map extent.
  4. To save your changes, click Save or click Save and Close to close the Preferences window.

Choose popular variables and lists

Some ArcGIS Community Analyst workflows provide popular variables or lists, allowing the user to choose from a preselected set of variables or POI categories. As an administrator, you can select which variables appear in a Popular Variables list, and which Popular lists options are available for users in your organization.

To choose popular variables and lists, do the following:

  1. On the top ribbon, click Preferences Preferences.

    The Preferences window opens.

  2. Expand the Organization section and click Popular Variables.
  3. Select a workflow: Color-Coded Maps, Smart Map Search, Suitability Analysis, or Void Analysis.
  4. If you selected Color-Coded Maps, you can modify the variables that appear in the workflow's Popular Variables window. Hover over a variable to see the options. Do any of the following:
    • To add a variable to the list, click Add. Use the data browser to select a variable.
    • To replace a variable, click Replace variable Replace variable.
    • To change the variable's name as it appears to users in the list, click Edit Edit.
    • To reorder the variable list, click Options Options and select Move up or Move down. Alternatively, you can drag variables to different positions in the list.
    • Use the Symbol drop-down menu to select a different symbol for the variable.
    • To delete a variable, click Options Options and select Delete variable Delete variable.
  5. If you selected Smart Map Search or Suitability Analysis, you can create lists of variables that appear in the workflow's Popular lists tab. If you selected Void Analysis, you can create lists of POI categories that appear in the workflow's Popular lists tab. Do any of the following:
    • If you selected Void Analysis, use the Data source drop-down menu to choose a POI data source and view the categories that use that source.
    • To create a new list, click Add list. For Void Analysis, use the Category drop-down menu to browse and search for data categories. Check the check boxes next to categories to include in the list, then click Done. For Smart Map Search or Suitability Analysis, use the data browser to select variables. When you are finished, click Save and choose a name and icon for the list.
    • Hover over a list name and click Edit Edit to change the list's name.
    • Hover over a list's contents to view the variables or categories it contains. For long lists, click Show all to view the entire list. Click Edit Edit to modify the list.
    • Use the Symbol drop-down menu to select a different symbol for the list.
    • Use a list's Options button Options to move the list up or down or delete the list. Alternatively, you can drag items to different positions.
  6. To restore the default variables or lists and delete all items you have added, click Restore Defaults.
  7. To save your changes, click Save or click Save and Close to close the Preferences window.

Log

Tracking organizational changes can be helpful for identifying changes made to settings that affect all users. This is a view-only page that can be refreshed and shows organizational changes by username, update type, and time stamp.

Set organization-wide defaults

As an administrator, you can apply the settings on most Preferences pages as default settings for your organization.

Note:

Setting preferences for the organization will overwrite settings previously saved by any user. A user saving settings will overwrite settings an administrator has previously applied to the organization. The most recent change for a setting, whether saved by the user or applied by an administrator, is reflected as that user's current setting.

To set preferences for your organization, do the following:

  1. On the top ribbon, click Preferences Preferences.

    The Preferences window opens.

  2. Click Expand to open any section and click a Preferences page.
  3. Adjust the settings on the page and click Set Organization-wide Defaults.

    The Set Organization-wide Defaults window opens.

  4. Click Apply to Organization to set all your current settings as the defaults for your organization. Optionally, click Advanced and select specific settings you want to apply to the organization, and click Apply to Organization.

    To clear all organization-wide default settings for the current page, click Clear Organization-wide Defaults. This restores the most recent settings to all users.

Manage credits

Administrators manage an organization's credit usage. To learn more about credits in ArcGIS Online and how to monitor credit usage, see Understand credits.