Edit mode and run mode


You need the following account and license types to use ArcGIS for SharePoint in edit mode:

  • Microsoft license—You need a Microsoft 365 license, role Contributor or higher, to make changes to a map in edit mode.
  • ArcGIS account type—Standard users use some of the functions available in ArcGIS for SharePoint edit mode. You must sign in to an ArcGIS account for specific privileges.

You can use edit mode when using a Microsoft SharePoint site to create an ArcGIS for SharePoint map and view the map in run mode.

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Microsoft SharePoint uses web parts to display specific content types on a page of a SharePoint site. Like other web parts in SharePoint, ArcGIS for SharePoint has an edit mode and a run mode. SharePoint Contributors with permissions to edit the page containing an ArcGIS for SharePoint web part can add and configure a map in edit mode to define what is presented on that map. Viewers with read-only permissions can interact with a map edited by Contributors.

Changes that you make to a map when it is in run mode are not saved; you can only save changes to a map when the web part is in edit mode. See the Microsoft Sharing and permissions in the SharePoint modern experience article for more information.

The actions you can take when using an ArcGIS for SharePoint map also depend on whether you are signed in to an ArcGIS organizational account and your account level, role, and permissions. Standard users have fewer privileges.

To add or modify an ArcGIS for SharePoint web part, you must be signed in to ArcGIS using an account with the appropriate privileges.

Edit mode

If you have the appropriate Microsoft SharePoint account and ArcGIS account privileges, you have full access to create and configure a map in edit mode. You can also do the following with the specific permissions described:

  • If you have SharePoint with Edit or Design permissions, you can add and configure web parts.
  • If you have Contribute permissions, you can modify an existing web part but cannot add web parts to a page.

To put the web part in edit mode, first activate edit mode for the published page that contains the map. On the SharePoint ribbon, click Edit web part Edit web part.

In edit mode, you can configure a map and save the configuration as part of the web part. As the map Contributor, you can also do the following:

You can also format the web part to determine the size of the map, the tools that appear on the map, and other properties.

Edit web part button on a SharePoint map

Changes you make to the map while in edit mode are saved automatically. Changes to the page are saved automatically at set intervals, or you can click Save as draft.

Run mode

In run mode, you can interact with the map as a Viewer or as a signed-in user of an ArcGIS organizational account that has been granted run mode privileges only.

Viewers have limited access to the map. As a Viewer, you can zoom and pan to a layer on the map, and duplicate and remove the layer. You can also change some layer options, such as symbol style and layer transparency.

Contributors can sign in to an ArcGIS account to perform additional tasks, such as Buffer/Drive-time analysis, which may consume credits.

Functionality that consumes ArcGIS credits is available in run mode only when you are signed in to your ArcGIS account.

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  2. Run mode