Configure a table

You can configure a stand-alone table to allow operations and to set properties and parameters. Table configuration is divided into two areas: properties and parameters.

Configure properties

This workflow explains how to modify the default configuration of a stand-alone table. To begin the sharing process, set general properties, and finish sharing, see Share a table.

  1. If necessary, open the Share As Table or Overwrite Table pane.
  2. In the Share As Table pane or Overwrite Table pane, click the Configuration tab. If necessary, click the Configure Properties tab Configure Properties under it.
  3. Under Operations, check the Enable editing and allow editors to box if you want to allow online editing of the table.

    Editing can also be enabled on the hosted table's item details page in your portal.


    The three editing options displayed for a table are the same as for a web feature layer. However, because no features are created when you share a table, it doesn't matter which option you choose. If you enable editing, editors can change the hosted table's attribute values. However, they cannot add or delete fields, calculate field values, or append data.

  4. Check the Enable Sync box to allow users to work with a local copy of the data when they are offline and to synchronize changes when they are online.
  5. Check the Export Data check box to allow others to export the data to different formats.
  6. Under Properties, optionally check the Preserve editor tracking info check box.

    Not checked

    Editor tracking information is not preserved. Attribute values in editor tracking fields are overwritten with the account credentials (user name) of the person sharing the table and the table publishing timestamp . This is the default.


    Editor tracking information is preserved. Attribute values are not overwritten.


    Records created before the table is shared may store names in editor tracking fields that don't match user names in your ArcGIS organization. For example, they may store a desktop computer or database user name. When you subsequently manage the hosted table in your portal, you may want to restrict editing privileges so that editors can edit only records they have created themselves. (On the table's item details page, on the Settings tab, this option is called What features can editors edit?) If you make this restriction, and if you also chose to preserve editor tracking information, no one in your organization—including you—can edit existing records in the hosted table because no one is recognized as the creator of those records. This is the main reason to consider not preserving editor tracking information.

    Learn more about editor tracking.

Configure parameters

If your stand-alone table contains date fields, you can set a time zone property. For more information about parameters, see Service parameters. To configure the parameters of a stand-alone table, follow these steps:

  1. In the Share As Table pane, on the Configuration tab, click the Configure Parameters tab Configure parameters.
  2. Under Date Fields, click the Time zone drop-down arrow and choose the time zone in which your date values are stored.

    Specifying the time zone allows date and time values to be converted correctly when users interact with the table. If you choose a time zone other than UTC (coordinated universal time) and you want the time zone to account for daylight saving time, check Adjust For Daylight Saving.


    If you don't specify a time zone, date values are assumed to be stored in UTC.

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