Setting up a Proxy

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A proxy page stands between a server and an application. By using a proxy, you allow an application to authenticate on your behalf, bypassing a challenge and accessing secured services inside of an application.  While the token is hidden, an application can access secured services with token-based authentication; a proxy handles massive post requests over 2,048 characters.  Additionally, you can use a proxy when a resource and a application are on separate domains, as well as when cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) support is unavailable. Continue reading

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Smart debugging for Android and iOS applications

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android and for iOS allows developers to consume different kinds of awesome services from ArcGIS for Server. However, when debugging a mobile application, sometimes it is difficult to determine if the issue comes from the service or from the application. Setting up the server and making it send an HTTP response for a test can be a lot of work. But what if we can stop time and make a “fake” response? Continue reading

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How to Plan a Great Map Event

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At Esri Technical Support, we enjoy working with JavaScript to create powerful web applications. I’d like to take this opportunity to share different ways of listening for events in our JavaScript API with On Style Events, which is the recommended pattern for event … Continue reading

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Combining Spatial Data in ArcMap

You want to combine your data. Okay, so which tool should you use?

Do you ever want to combine multiple spatial datasets in ArcMap, but you aren’t sure which tool to use? You may wonder if you should use Merge, Append or Union, or if there are other tools available. Seriously – what does Dissolve do!? ArcGIS has a lot of tools that perform many useful operations, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out which one to use. Here we’ll take a look at the differences among these tools to help you decide which one will help achieve your particular goal. Continue reading

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Next Gen BAO Mobile App for iOS (iPad and iPhone) Released!

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If you are a Business Analyst Online (BAO) user, then you are familiar with all the great information you can find about a place. You can generate reports for your specific areas of interest based on thousands of data variables ranging … Continue reading

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Final Release and Support Plan for the ArcGIS APIs / Viewers for Flex and Silverlight

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The next release of each ArcGIS API and Viewer (for Flex and Silverlight) will be significant in that they are the last planned releases of two once-popular technologies. While technical support will be available for both APIs and viewers through June … Continue reading

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Critical Information Regarding Oracle Update and ArcGIS

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Please be aware that if the recent Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) released on October 14th, 2014 is installed on your Oracle database, connecting to the Oracle database will crash ArcGIS. This issue only affects you if you use Oracle. … Continue reading

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JavaScript Events – Advocating for On Style Event Programming

Have you ever created a web application with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript? You may have noticed there are a variety of approaches to event-driven programming: the newer On Style events, the legacy Connect Style events, and events that are plugged directly into the body of an HTML page. Unless you are faced with adopting a legacy application that mixes patterns, it is a good idea to implement one event programming style: On Style.

The On Style events follow the Dojo framework’s most recent programming pattern, which I recommend to anyone using JavaScript API version 3.6 or higher. Here is a handy place to read more about working with events in the JavaScript API.

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Getting to Know Esri Support: Scott H.

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Bringing you another member of our support staff! Our Marketing team talked to Desktop analyst Scott Harris about his love for his job and the work he does daily in solving problems and finding solutions. Tell me about yourself. What is your background? … Continue reading

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PerfQAnalyzer: Build164 Available for Download

The Performance Engineering team at Esri is excited to release a new build of PerfQAnalyzer (PQA). This build exposes the Workspace and FeatureClass within the Edit script command assembly, giving users more flexibility in extending and customizing script commands. Please refer to the ReadMe.txt located within the default installation folder for further information. Additional logging is also included in this build, which includes the “Rendering Start Time” as well as a new time stamps option. This option is available within the Log tab and will incrementally place a timestamp in the log for each rendering operation. This enhancement was originally submitted by a user as a request to assist in correlating time stamps from Windows Performance Monitor. Continue reading

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