Admin Tool Tips – Browse Items in ArcGIS Online

For most users of Admin tools for ArcGIS Online, a basic, starting point for many tasks is to Browse for any items that match a specified criteria. It really doesn’t get much simpler than this and Admin tools makes browsing for items a breeze! The following will describe, briefly, how you can browse and locate anything that your organization has access to in ArcGIS Online.

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launch / provision admin tools


Imagine the scenario, you want to work with a map, webmap, or feature service but you haven’t accessed it for a number of months. Where to start? Admin Tools “Browse” enables you to easily search your organization’s content in a number of ways.


To begin, provision Admin Tools. If you haven’t run the Tools for some time and you neglected to bookmark your launch url,  recall that the bookmark that you need to access the Tools is is the url you will want to bookmark. If you have not yet provisioned your ArcGIS Online account to access the Tools you can get it HERE in the ArcGIS Marketplace.

To begin, select the Item Tools Option (the 3 building blocks icon or  the “browse item tools: under the Quick Links heading to the far left.

browse item tools

From the next screen you will be able to browse and access all items that you have permission to work with.  Click the Add Filter (round green plus icon) to specify or add search filter(s).

browse items in admin tools


This is as simple as it gets. Use the Tools to Browse  any items you or your organization have access to. Simply set your browse filter parameters, for example, where Title contains “keyword”, or browse by access, group, owner, last access date, tag, keyword, or description.  Simple, fast, yet effective!


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admin tools GIF – browse items

For more Admin Tool Tips see HERE

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You don’t have Admin Tools yet? No problem, visit the ArcGIS Marketplace where you can add the app to your account (for named account holders). If you are enjoying the tools and find them useful, please rate the app on the ArcGIS Marketplace. Also, feel free to send us a feature request from within the application

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