Get Layer Activity


The Get Layer activity gets a Layer from the currently selected map.


Layer Id


Type: String | Number

The ID of the layer of interest.

If the workflow will run in VertiGIS Studio Web, VertiGIS Studio 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.

To run the workflow in the Geocortex Viewer for HTML5, set Layer Id to the map service ID if the service only has one layer. If the service has more than one layer, also set Sublayer Id to the layer ID. Get the map service ID and layer ID from Geocortex Essentials Manager or from the Geocortex Essentials Sites Directory.

Sublayer Id


Type: String | Number

The ID of the sublayer of interest.



Type: esri.Layer (3.x, 4.x)*

The result layer.


Type: esri.Sublayer*

The result sublayer.

* VertiGIS Studio 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






Experience Builder

Web AppBuilder

Geocortex Viewer for HTML5

Levels of Support:      Full Support      Partial Support      No Support

Connectivity Requirements

This activity works when the device has intermittent connectivity to the network.

Version Information

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