WFS and external capabilities file

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11-15-2010 12:49 AM
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New Contributor II
Hi,

I am trying to use a different projection than the default one (WGS 84) in ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 WFS services. The ArcGIS Desktop Help advises to use external capabilities file. I have followed exactly the process described in the ArcGIS help, but the following error message is encountered:

"Unable to Start service. Error (Server object instance creation failed on all SOC machines. Server Object instance creation failed on machine sdi. Custom capabilities file: Cannot read from file )"

The same service without External Capabilities File works.

I have tried to save the external file in an already existing virtual directory, but the same message occurs.

Does someone have an idea?

Thank you in advance for your answers.

Piotr
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New Contributor II
I want to do this same thing but in Arc10.  Do I have to build the capabilities file from scratch?  I created a bunch of services but can't find where the system generated capabilities file is?  All the help documents skip telling you where it is located.

Thanks,
Tom
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New Contributor II
Seems like the system generates the capabilities file on the fly. You have to create your own as explained in the webhelp
Piotr
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Thank you for your response and I am sorry I veered off the subject of your thread.  The system generated capabilities file is exactly what I am looking for.  Where does it auto-generate?  I still cannot find where this is stated in the help documents.

Thanks again,
Tom
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Hi Tom,
I did not find it on the system but I generated one from a WFS request. You can have an example in attachment.
If you find the answer to my question I would be grateful.
Piotr
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Try to check in what coding external files are. If you are downloading it in Windows machine, the file could be saved in ANSI, but the WFS need UT-8. This has helped me with the same problem on 10.4.

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