Share a table

With ArcGIS Pro, you can share one or more stand-alone tables from a map or scene to ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise. Tables allow you to query, edit, join, and view related information to better understand your data.

This topic discusses sharing tables using the Share Table pane, which allows tables to be shared as one of the following:

  • Hosted table to ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 or later
  • Map image layer that references registered data to ArcGIS Enterprise with an optional associated web feature layer to support editing

To share a table, you must have the following:

  • An account that is part of an ArcGIS organization with the privilege to create content
  • An account with privileges to publish hosted feature layers (if you are sharing a hosted table)
  • An account with privileges to publish server-based layers (if you are sharing a map image layer)

While in the process of sharing a table, you may decide to save a service definition instead. A service definition compiles information into a single file, allowing you to share the table at a later time. Information about saving a service definition is included in the workflow below. To learn more, see Introduction to saving service definitions.

You can also automate sharing a table to a portal using ArcPy class FeatureSharingDraft or MapImageSharingDraft. To learn more, see Automate sharing web layers.

Share a table using the default configuration

This workflow explains how to share a stand-alone table from the Contents pane using default settings. To change the default configuration, see Configure a table.

  1. In the Contents pane, select one or more tables. Right-click any selected table, point to Sharing, and click Share Table Share As Table.

    The Share Table pane appears.

  2. Provide a name for the table.

    The default name is the name of the table.

  3. Optionally, complete the Summary and Tags fields.

    A summary and tags are required when sharing to an ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9 or earlier portal.

    You can enter a maximum of 128 tags.

  4. If your active portal is an ArcGIS Enterprise portal, do one of the following:
    • Click Map Image under Reference registered data if you want to reference the data in a registered data source. Optionally, check the Feature check box to include an associated web feature layer.
    • Click Table (Hosted) under Copy all data to share a hosted table. Data is copied to the relational data store on the hosting server.

    If your active portal is ArcGIS Online, a hosted table is shared.

  5. Under Location, choose a folder in your portal content in which to store the table. Optionally, create a folder.

    Click the Browse button Browse to browse to a folder in your portal content. You can also type a folder name in the text box.

  6. If you are sharing a map image layer to ArcGIS Enterprise, use the Server and Folder drop-down menus to specify the federated server where the service is published and the folder where it is stored. Optionally, create a folder.

    By default, the service is stored in the root folder of the server.


    You can click the Data Stores button Data Stores to open the Manage Registered Data Stores pane. Use this pane to register geodatabases and folders with federated servers.

  7. Under Share with, specify how the hosted table or web layer will be shared:
    • Everyone—Share your content with the public. Anyone can access and see it.
    • My Organization—Share your content with all authenticated users in the organization. This option is available when you are signed in with an organizational account.
    • Groups—Share your content with groups to which you belong and their members.

    Leave all options unchecked to set the sharing level to the owner of the item.

  8. Optionally, click the Content tab to view the folder, new hosted table or web layers, and tables with assigned IDs if available.

    If you enabled the Allow assignment of unique numeric IDs for sharing web layers option on the Map Properties dialog box, assigned IDs appear for each table. To change an ID, click the number next to the table. On the Standalone Table Properties dialog box, on the General tab, type a custom integer ID in the Table ID text box. For more information, see Assign layer IDs.

  9. Under Finish Sharing, click Analyze Identify potential performance bottlenecks and errors to review for potential problems.

    Errors and warnings are listed on the Messages tab. Right-click a message to open its help topic or take corrective action in the software. Errors Error must be resolved before you can share your GIS resource. Resolving warnings Warning is recommended but not required.

    Learn more about analyzing GIS resources

  10. After you have resolved errors, and optionally resolved warnings, click Publish Publish to share the table.

    To save a service definition for the table instead, click the Publish drop-down arrow and click Save As SD. To learn more, see Save a service definition for a web layer.

  11. Optionally, click Jobs Open Job Status Pane to monitor the job status.
  12. When the table is published, click the Manage the hosted table or Manage the web layer link at the bottom of the pane.

    For information about working with hosted tables, see Show tables in the ArcGIS Online help or Show tables in the ArcGIS Enterprise help.

Considerations when sharing to portals

Although stand-alone tables can be shared to ArcGIS Online or earlier versions of ArcGIS Enterprise and Portal for ArcGIS (starting with 10.4), not all functionality is supported. Limitations are listed below.

ArcGIS Online

  • Sharing subtype group tables is not supported.

ArcGIS Enterprise 11.2 and earlier

  • Sharing subtype group tables is not supported.

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.1 and earlier

  • Preserve editor tracking info is not available.

ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6.1 and earlier

  • A web feature layer is created instead of a hosted table.
  • Sharing data from a GeoPackage is not supported.

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