REST API - find layer and point with the latest update date

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04-24-2017 06:38 AM
FriedaL
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I have a Map Server with over 10 layers inside and I'm looking for the layer with the latest value in the update-date field. So I was wondering do I need to query each layer to get the maximum date for each and then compare those (meaning over 10 get requests to the server) or is there a way using the find operation on the map server to find the layer (and ideally even the feature) with just one request to the server?

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MichaelRobb
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Pending on the schema, you could re-create the MapService with a extra layer of ALL. e.g. call it ALL_Layer.

Then you just need to query the one /x layer.

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