ArcGIS Online frequently asked questions

Liz Sanderson
Liz Sanderson
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Does FME support reading and writing from/to ArcGIS Online?

Yes - FME supports reading and writing ArcGIS Online feature services 


Does FME support Free/Public ArcGIS Online account?

No - at this time, FME does not support connecting to free or public ArcGIS Online accounts. 

Can I update an existing ArcGIS Online feature service?

Yes - The ArcGIS Online Feature Service writer has support for insert, update, upsert, and delete. The mode can be set either at the feature type level (to apply to every feature written to the corresponding feature service) or at the feature level using the fme_db_operation attribute.

For more information and an example workspace, please see How do I write updates to an existing ArcGIS Online feature service?


How do I connect to ArcGIS Online with FME?

For detailed steps, please see How to Create an ArcGIS Online Web Connection (OAuth 2.0)


My ArcGIS Online account requires additional authentication, can I still connect to ArcGIS Online with FME?

Yes. The ArcGIS Online web service uses OAuth 2.0. You only authenticate to obtain a token that is used by FME going forward, not the user credentials.


I'm using a proxy, can I still access ArcGIS Online with FME?

Yes - FME can be configured to use your network proxy. For further information, please see the documentation below:


I'm having problems with my ArcGIS Online Connection in FME.

Please see ArcGIS Online Web Connection Troubleshooting.

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