NAServer - Closest Facility

Discussion created by joachim.juellgeodata-no-esridist Employee on Nov 18, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 11, 2010 by rnarayanan-esristaff

Good thing that more of the NA-functionallity is available through the REST-endpoints. But after testing the Solve Closest Facility function, I'm a little disappointed (hopefully it's just something I don't understand).

In the REST API, there are a bunch of parameters you can set. I tried adding a single incident, and in the facilities parameter referencing my Facility-layer in the network layer (Facilities). But this didn't work. I was only able to either add features, or reference a feature class in the map service.

The only way to make this function respond quickly enough, is to add the facilities to the network layer, and the then publish this MXD as a service. And then use these facilities in the Solve. I have around 3000 facilities. So the approaches available through the REST API right now just won't do it for me.

Am I missing something? Or will this be possible in the final release? If not, could you please add it :)