Want to use url rather than file path for Clip paramater

Discussion created by MDonnellyesriaustralia-com-au-esridist Employee on Apr 20, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2011 by zaloudek

Sorry if this is a repeated question.

I want to know how you use published map services rather than file paths in geoprocessing scripts?

I have a web application that calls a published geoprocessing tool (a python script). One of the tasks that I need the geoprocessing tool to do is a clip. I know how to call a clip function using a file path for the input features. Doing some testing, it seems that I cannot replace the file path for a url.

Any ideas how to consume map service features using a url rather than using file paths?