Allow ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro to interact with ArcGIS Server Dynamic Layers

03-09-2015 02:44 PM
Status: Under Consideration
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New Contributor III

For years web developers have been able to interact with the fantastic Dynamic Layers functionality of ArcGIS Server services to alter the symbology of services on-the-fly, but users of Esri's flagship desktop software have been denied the same ability.  We've given up hope for this functionality to be included in ArcGIS Desktop, and were disappointed when the final release of ArcGIS Pro also lacked this feature.  Please, it can't be that hard. 


This is a huge problem for us in BC Government. Our layers are published in such a way that causes problems with many ArcGIS Online widgets (eg. print widget) and also ESRI Operations Dashboard. the only workaround is to introduce data redundancy and extra (unnecessary) data mgmt steps - basically copying all our data onto the cloud. 


Just a point of clarification, Pro can override the symbology/layer order/etc on-the-fly of a Feature Service.  It cannot (as of 1.4), as the original poster said do so for a MapService though.