Get Graphics Activity


The Get Graphics activity gets the features from the specified graphics layer in the currently selected map.


Layer Id


Type: String | Number

The ID of the graphics layer to get features from. In applications that use the 4.x ArcGIS API for JavaScript, the title of the layer is also searched if no matching ID is found. If no layer ID is provided, the activity gets features from the currently selected map's default graphics layer.

If the workflow will run in Geocortex Web, Geocortex Mobile, or Web AppBuilder, you can either set Layer Id to the ID from the layer object or to the layer name from the web map.

If the workflow will run in the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5, set Layer Id to the map service ID. Get the map service ID from Geocortex Essentials Manager or from the Geocortex Essentials Sites Directory.

Geometry Type


Type: String

The type of geometry to retrieve from the graphics layer. If not specified, all features will be returned.



Type: esri.Graphic[] (3.x, 4.x)*

The features of the graphics layer.

* Geocortex Workflow uses different versions of Esri's ArcGIS API for JavaScript depending on the type of host application. See Underlying Technologies for information.


For information about the ID, Display Name, and Description properties, see Properties Common to all Activities.

Supported Environments

Environments capable of running this activity




Geocortex Web

Geocortex Mobile

Geocortex Viewer for HTML5

Web AppBuilder

Levels of Support:      Full Support      Partial Support      No Support

Offline Support

This activity works when the device is offline.

Version Information

Supported from: Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.9, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS 2.4.