using an SOE to listen to edit events

Discussion created by drewdowling on Apr 8, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2013 by ciava.at
Bit of a conceptual issue

I have a situation where I need to add business logic to newly created features in a feature service. When new features are created I need to preform overlays and assign an ID from a stored procedure. I need this to happen automatically. In the desktop world this was easily done by listening for edit events in either an editor extension or a object class extension. Can SOEs accomplish the same thing? All the samples I have seen are for adding additional operations. I haven't seen anything for extending existing ones, in this case I guess it would be the create features operation of the REST Feature Service.

My understanding of SOEs is that they can add functionality to map services but can they extend existing functionality? Am I on the right track with SOEs or is another approach recommended?

Any help/suggestions always greatly appreciated.