Cached service and SQL data connection

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05-04-2015 10:46 AM
DaveWatson
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I've recently started working with cached map services. I thought that after I created the map cache that the connection to the database would disappear, but it hasn't.

Is this correct?

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RebeccaStrauch__GISP
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If you create the full cache that you want, and do not need to query or identify any of the data, for example a base map, you can edit your mxd and remove the link to the SQL database.  I believe you can actually even delete or rename the mxd once the services is created, but personally, I take a backup and then leave a dummy mxd...just in case.

Point is, once a cache is created, the SQL data would not need to be accessed just for display purposes.