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layer.query() with Geometry filters returns incomplete results.

See original GitHub issue

Running a layer.query() with a Geometry filter returns only some of the expected records. image

To Reproduce Query a layer using a Geometry filter:

import arcgis

# Polylines
GEOM = {"paths":[[[265091.207,6637610.73],[265066.57,6637626.64],[265058.70,6637658.92],[265051.398,6637692.902],[265048.31,6637728.14],[265045.603,6637765.623]],

_gis = arcgis.GIS('pro')
_parcels = arcgis.gis.Item(_gis, '577566e7970e4f9fa53f1afb58c43178')
_myfilter = arcgis.geometry.filters.intersects(GEOM)
_res = _parcels.layers[0].query(


The problem seems to be that the API does a recordcount and uses it to set max_records in the query. After changing from record_count to max_records at line 1795 in features/ all intersecting parcels are returned from the service.


Expected behavior All intersecting parcels should be returned in the result.

Platform (please complete the following information):

  • Python API Version: 1.9.1
  • AGE Enterprise 10.8.1

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Comments:6 (3 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

HakonDcommented, Feb 3, 2022

The bug also applies to API 2.0.0 image

HakonDcommented, Mar 3, 2022

@achapkowski Still, as long as this server side bug exists I will argue that the Python API should not add a feature count parameter when there are a spatial filter, or at least you should not override the result_record_count set by the user if any.

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