Restrict Scale level of a web map?

Discussion created by ashtonj on Nov 2, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2013 by ashtonj
Hi folks,

I have not come across the ability to restrict the scale of a web map. For example most of the layers and information I have in the map are national extent and county level detail. Thus an appropriate (and affordable) cache level seem to be about level 11 (Metropolitan Area) - so I do that and everything works slick -

But when users are in the web map or the app that contains the web map they can zoom into a larger scale and the information that has been presented from all other smaller scales vanishes because the cache is not there for those detailed levels.

What am I missing? If I turn on feature service then I take up more credits, and have to add both the feature and tiled mapservice, because I want to display fast at small scales.

I would like to be able to "restrict" the scale level of my web map to (Metropolitan Area) 1:288,895.277 ie so you cannot zoom in further where the cache is not present - or have a way display the map service dynamically at the scales that are not cached?