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Use the Menu Context as a Workflow Input

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Some menus have a context in which they are used. You can pass the context of the menu as the value to a workflow input. For example, a menu item in the Results List passes the results as the input to a workflow.

The following table indicates the types of context of each kind of menu.

Component Menu Types and Contexts

Component Menu



I Want To menu



Map > Events > Map Initialized



Launch Link Workflows









Result Details*


An array of Feature objects representing the result in the Result Details panel.

Result Summary *


An array of Feature objects representing the result in the Result Details panel.

Results List *


An array of Feature objects representing the results in the search results.

Results Table *


An array of Feature objects  representing the results in the search results.

Map > (Specific layer) *


An array of Feature objects  representing the results from the specified layer in the search results.

Map (Context Menu)


The Esri Geometry object representing the point on the map where the user activates the context menu.

Layer List


A Layer object representing layer from which the menu was activated in the layer list.

* The Result Details, Result Summary, Results List, and Results Table component menus all share the same menu items. The Map > (Specific layer) component menu also shares the same menu items for results from the specified layer.

To use the menu context as a workflow input:

This procedure adds a menu item to the Results List menu that runs an existing workflow with the results in the Results List as its input.

1.While editing an app in Web Designer, click Results in the Components panel.

2.Click +Add Menu Item.

 A window appears that lets you select a command, workflow, or report.

3.Click the Workflows tab.

4.Select a workflow.

 By default, the title of the workflow is also the title of the menu item.

If you can't find the workflow, try using the Search box or, in the Filter by menu, select one of the other options.

5.Click Select.

6.In the Results panel, click the new menu item to edit it.

7.Optionally, to rename the menu item, type a Title for the menu item. For example, Run My Workflow With Input.

8.Under the command, to the right of the workflow title, click  to customize the command.


9.Find the code box below the command.


10.Set the commandArgumentInput property to the name of the workflow input you want to pass the menu's context to. For example, MyFeaturesWorkflowInput. By default, this property is set to context, which only works if that is the name of your workflow input.

The type of the workflow input should match the type of the context of the component menu. For example, the workflow input type is an array of Feature objects which is the same type as the context of the Results List component menu. For a list of types and contexts, see Component Menu Types and Contexts.

When a context is passed into a workflow, the context is passed in via the inputs object under the value specified by commandArgumentInput. For example, if the value of commandArgumentInput is "map-context", then the workflow input arguments will contain a property called map-context whose value is the context.

The workflow menu item appears in the Results List menu as follows.


11.Click File > Save to save the app.

If you want the workflow to be available to other users, see Configure Sharing Permissions.

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