Field order not appearing in service

Discussion created by msbsmith on Jan 18, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 27, 2012 by vinaybansal

At V10 there is the facility in ArcMap to re-order the fields for presentation purposes - in the same place you set up field aliases and hide fields you don't want to see (layer properties > fields).

When I publish the MXD as a service and inspect the REST/services information for that layer I can see the alias names, and the fields I unticked don't appear as expected, but the order of the fields I defined does not come through - it has reverted back to the order they appear in the attribute table.

Does anyone know how to set up the attribute field order so that I don't have to handle it programmatically?

Thank you,