Access Service Definition File Properties Without Publishing?

07-24-2015 02:45 PM
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Is it possible to "open" a service definition file (.sd) using arcpy, ArcGIS REST API, or some other method? I have a number of .sd files which I'd like to interrogate for their properties. I'm mainly interested in seeing what data sources went into the service definition. I can do this with running services using the ArcGIS REST API but I am not clear on how to access the properties of a service definition file.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Warm Regards,

Micah Babinski

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