Ability to Add a Field to Big Data Store via GeoEvent Server or Data Store

Idea created by crafty762 on Jun 27, 2018
    • crafty762

    When modifying a service within GeoEvent Server Manager such that a new field gets added by way of the Field Calculator Processor, the new field does not get automatically added to the data source when using the Spatiotemporal Big Data Store.  Right now, the only way to get an Output to recognize the new field is to actually re-create the data source itself under the Site settings.  This is problematic because of the fact that the associated hosted map and feature services using the original data store end up being deleted and re-created during that process.  If those services are Portal Items which specific URLs used downstream as layers within a web map, this becomes problematic on a large scale because all of those web maps will need to be changed to accommodate the new Portal item.  Additionally, deleting and re-creating the data source is disruptive to users consuming the Output. 


    I was thinking that adding the field manually to the GeoEvent Definition behind the Output might solve this issue, however doing this gives displays an error indicating that the field exists in the GeoEvent Definition but not in the data source; therefore the configuration is incompatible:


    Please introduce the capability to either dynamically add the field to the data store when re-saving the GeoEvent Definition or somehow manually add the field via the Data Store endpoint.