ArcGIS Pro Solutions Deployment Tool - Is ArcMap restricted from the option "Overwrite an existing service"?

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BrianFausel
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Questions / Background:

Scott Oppmann

We used the new Solutions Deployment Tool in Pro to deploy the Polling Place "ElectoralDistricts" solution from Esri. It created the hosted feature service as well as the web map / app in our AGOL account. If we want to modify the hosted feature service, we encounter an error when trying to overwrite the service using the ArcMap process: File -> Share As -> Service -> Overwrite an existing service.  The error message is: "Unable to overwrite service - Problem retrieving configuration from the server".

Unable to overwrite service - problem retrieving configuration from the server

This error message appears whenever we try to overwrite any hosted feature services that were created by Pro and/or Workforce (I assume any Esri COTS app). Questions:

  1. Is this result expected?
  2. If so, is there a proper way to overwrite these services with modified geodatabase schema?
  3. Or, is the overwrite restricted so that the Esri-deployed data model is not compromised?

I tried the same overwrite using Pro, and that seems to have worked. But I have not tested it enough to know if there were any problems introduced by this.

What we are trying to do:

We need to slightly modify the ElectoralDistricts feature service to add a relationship class between Local Representative (Aldermanic) and Polling Place. We want to do this so that the "District Lookup" tool in WAB shows Aldermanic district instead of Ward (which is how the Esri solution sets it up).  It works great if we publish a new hosted feature service with a different name. But we want to integrate with the existing Esri deployment if possible.

We created this new relationship class using ArcCatalog in a local geodatabase copy of the ElectoralDistricts data model.  All of the layers and attributes have the same name as the ones deployed in AGOL by the Solutions Deployment Tool.

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BrianFausel
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Update:

We were able to get the over-write to work with ArcGIS Pro.  The new relationship class was created between Aldermanic / Polling Place, and the Local Representatives web map / app still worked.

It still appears that ArcMap can't do the update when the hosted feature service was created by Esri apps.

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BrianFausel
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Update:

We were able to get the over-write to work with ArcGIS Pro.  The new relationship class was created between Aldermanic / Polling Place, and the Local Representatives web map / app still worked.

It still appears that ArcMap can't do the update when the hosted feature service was created by Esri apps.

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