I tried just publishing a regular feature service but it's not being recognized as a tracking service in the map. If it must be a hosted feature service rather than just a feature service published directly to ArcGIS Server (it's not clear in the documentation) then it would be nice to know.
I'm using this reference which is the latest I can find.
Sorry - I guess I wasn't clear - I published the service to ArcGIS Server. I use the service in Portal. I didn't create the service in Portal. The instructions just say publish a feature service to your ArcGIS Server. I'm using 10.3.1 ArcMap and a 10.3.1 geodb but our server is 10.3 and the Portal is 10.3.1.
I just downloaded a fgdb with the tracking locations of a hosted feature service in ArcGIS Online. Does your featureclass have the same schema as this?
Is it called "Location_Tracking"? These things may be checked to see if a web map can be enabled for tracking.
It's more or less the same - the creator and editor strings are 200 (that
came from the template). The feature class is named LocationTracking (no
underscore) - does is have to have the same name?
Not really - it just seems easier for me to publish to our existing SDE
than via Portal. Actually it's probably harder but I'm used to this and
then I can manage the data locally. However I may have made a false
assumption that I can get at the data via sync and offline use. Seems like
that's not how this works.
I did change the name of the feature class but it didn't make any
difference. There is nothing in the map this was added to that indicates a
setting for tracking.
I published as a hosted feature service in Portal and I still don't see any configuration options in the map. I must be missing something here. I followed the instructions to the letter - but they are missing a few letters let's just say.
That is strange, but wait... When you follow the instructions from the help:
... you will create the hosted feature service from an existing template. That is the current way to do it. Not publishing the fc as hosted feature service. Especially look at the instructions in the section:
The Portal option links to the url you provided. If I look at the comments, it seems that you're not the only one that is facing this problem.
I guess the instructions on the Location Tracking Template are different -
it doesn't mention hosted feature service and specifically says in step 4
"Publish a feature service to your ArcGIS Server". So I followed this
first. It's unfortunate that this old documentation overlaps the other
documentation and that the two are conflicting. I will try directly
publishing a hosted feature service to portal.