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ArcGIS Desktop does not create cache in new format

Question asked by MChilcott on Jan 17, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 17, 2016 by rastrauch

Hi Peoples,


I note in the What’s New in 10.3 that ArcGIS Server creates a compact cache in an improved format.  This was achieved by including the tile index information (.bundlx files) inside the .bundle files.


So … when I use the

Data Management Tools > Tile Cache > Mange Tile Cache Tool to build a cache from an MXD, I was surprised to see the format is the old cache format, as opposed to the new cache format.


Why is this so?

When can we expect to see the ArcGIS Desktop cache tools create a cache in the new format?

One can also see this in the conf.xml file associated with the cache:

This is when a cache is created in ArcGIS Server:



This is from the cache created in Desktop:




I suppose this leads to other questions.

Should there be a flag in ArcGIS Server to choose the cache format?


PS:  I note Exporting a cache using the Export Map Server Cache tool will continue to use the previous compact cache storage format which does not include the performance improvements noted above.


I also note:

"The improved compact cache storage format is always expected to be associated with a service."


Maybe this is by design?