ArcPy - Support creating map package (mpk) from mxd in ArcGIS Runtime

Idea created by sachin.kanaujia.gis on Apr 11, 2014
    • sachin.kanaujia.gis
    • arigel
    Within ArcGIS Runtime environment mxd can be opened by exporting it as map package (mpk file) but there is no way to accomplish this within the Runtime environment. Idealy the Arcpy script (or gpk) should be able to create an mpk file from an mxd but it does not work (as confirmed by ESRI support)

    This poses a big restriction for users (specially on Linux) to also have an ArcMap or Engine inorder for them to use their mxd and lyr files by creating it as mpks.

    ArcGIS Runtime geoprocessing scripts should support exporting mxd files to mpk without having to depend on any other product (ArcMap, ArcGIS Server or Engine).