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Feature service attachments- how to access them & use?

Question asked by starlene on Mar 26, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 25, 2017 by starlene

I have a web app that allows users to upload an attachment with the map note they draw on the map. That seems to work as expected. but once I have attachments, I do not see logically where they should be accessed & how they can be related to the GDB that contains the feature classes to which the attachments belong.


My uploaded attachments are visible at the REST endpoint, such as



I also see that the attachments are in the following folder on my AGS machine:


\\arcgisserver\directories\arcgissystem\arcgisuploads\scratch- all attachments are seen here


My question now is how to make the connection between the scratch folder contents (with long numeric file names) and my attachments? I can click on the REST endpoint to get them. They are also listed in the ATTACH table in my SQL GDB that is the managed database for my data. But I do not see the connection between the two.


I also see some non-image  attachments here:



I would like to be able to have some way to more easily find the attachments on my server after users upload content. Right now there does not seem to be a way to relate the files by name or other field.

Please help me untangle the web.....thanks