URL query parameters in Web AppBuilder

URL parameters are dynamic values within the URL of a web map or app that perform pre-defined functionality,  such as zooming to fixed scales/locations or querying within layers.

This blog will focus on query based URL parameters in Web AppBuilder, and is applicable whether you are using ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, or Web AppBuilder (Developer Edition).

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Scheduling a ModelBuilder model using Task Scheduler

There are several workflows for running a model as a scheduled task. The workflow that many consider by default is to export the model as a Python script and run this Python script as a scheduled task in task scheduler. There is a better way than this, though it still requires some knowledge of Python.

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Using your own rasters with OS Open basemaps

With the release of the OS Open basemaps in ArcGIS Online, customers may wish to overlay their own raster tile layers on the basemaps. In some instances an error that the layer cannot be added to the map because it's coordinate system or tiling scheme can't be adjusted to align properly with the basemap.

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Problems Accessing Services After a Reboot When Running ArcGIS for Server on a VM

If you are running ArcGIS for Server on a VM with the Web Adaptor installed, you might find that you are no longer able to access your services after a reboot. In some environments such as Amazon, the Web Adaptor is configured against the internal IP of the machine if it is not part of a domain. As this dynamically changes when the machine is rebooted, the Web Adaptor will need reconfiguring against this internal IP as it will have changed.
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How to use OpenStreetMap data (.osm.pbf) in ArcMap using Data Interoperability

OpenStreetMap data can be added to ArcGIS Desktop as a basemap layer from ArcGIS Online. However, what if you want to have a local copy of that data on your machine? If you have a licence for the Data Interoperability extension for ArcMap, this article will tell you how to get the data into an ArcGIS-friendly format.
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How to: Uninstall 3rd Party Extensions

Third party extensions can provide some very useful additional functionality to ArcMap, but are not supported because they have not been written by Esri Inc. If ArcMap is not performing correctly, it may be necessary to remove/ uninstall third party extensions to see if this resolves the issue.
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Using OAuth2 App ID Authentication with ArcGIS Online Applications

When using OAuth2 App-ID authentication with ArcGIS Online Applications, it is worth noting that the Feature Services being consumed by the application must be owned by the application author (the creator of the token). If the Feature Services are not owned by the application author, or are only shared to the application author, the user will receive an error.
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How to set your ArcGIS Desktop licensing level when using Productivity Suite

Productivity Suite requires an ArcGIS Desktop licence to run many of its tools. If your organisation has concurrent-use licences for ArcGIS Desktop, you may have noticed that running a Productivity Suite tool will use the highest available licence level available on your Licence Manager. This can cause problems if your organisation only has one ArcGIS Desktop Advanced (ArcInfo) licence, that might be required by other uses to carry out advanced tasks in ArcMap.
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