publishing Python script to server as geoprocessing service??

Discussion created by Cyndy on Jun 28, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 11, 2013 by KG22
I am trying to directly publish a Python script as a geoprocessing service, and I cannot seem to get it to work.  From what I'm reading, I'm not even certain if I should be able to do this without wrapping a model from Model Builder around my script?  Can anyone tell me if there IS indeed a way to publish a straight up Python script as a geoprocessing service from an arc toolbox?  And if so, what exactly need I do to my output (feature set) to GET it to become output from the script to the server.   Examples welcome.  I can't seem to find much information about Python scripts as geoprocessing services.