If not, is there another way to do this programmatically? I would much prefer to be able to use the REST interface as I am using that for all my other requests
Not sure if there is a way to do this using the REST API, but here is an example using python to query the serviceconfiguration.json file that is created with the service:
import jsonwith open(r"D:\arcgisserver\directories\arcgissystem\arcgisinput\Airports.MapServer\extracted\serviceconfiguration.json") as datafile: data = json.loads(datafile.read())datafile.close()print data['service']['properties']['dynamicDataWorkspaces']
This will return:
Thanks for you reply Jake.
I had a look at the JSON and I can see the setting in properties. Unfortunately I cannot readily get this information. Currently, my application uses the ArcGIS REST API to render map images using the Print Tools ExportWebMap and I want to use the Export Map facility in the map services because it is quicker and more flexible (and less buggy;-). I need to use dynamic workspaces for this so I need to know in advance whether a map service has a dynamic workspace in it.If the service does not have a suitable dynamic workspace then I revert to my current method of rendering the map image.
Maybe the best way is to send a test "dummy" request to the service when I get its information and check the response? It is just a bit of a nuisance!
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