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Map Service Config - Using def query

Question asked by jamesfreddyc on Sep 30, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 3, 2016 by jamesfreddyc

What is the recommended approach for representing a single feature class uniquely in multiple ways within a single map service? 

 

Task: Represent a single Feature Class in a map service multiple ways.

Current Solution: Copy / Paste that same feature class into a data frame, apply specific definition queries to each copy, apply unique symbology to each copy.  Publish this as a single map service.

 

Does this conform with best practice?

Are there any additional burdens placed on the ArcGIS Server (extra SOC's)?

Are there BENEFITS to this configuration for ArcGIS Server?

 

Edit: I should mention that our alternative approach would be to just publish a simplified map service of that single feature class but create multiple unique configurations of Web Layers (ie, with def queries and symbology applied).  I assume this would apply extra burden on the ArcGIS Server site compared to publishing a single map service as I mention above?

 

We are looking into standardizing along best practices and hope to achieve a solid plan for being more flexible in representation of map services in order to allow user adjustment at the web-end, while keeping map service configuration and maintenance as simple as possible.

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