Automatic service updates based on nightly run reports?

Discussion created by burrito_mike on Mar 18, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2014 by JQuinn-esristaff
Hi everyone,
I've been asked to create (and more importantly, continually update) a set of maps. My genius idea (that I'm positive isn't original) is to somehow create a service that can automatically update and republish itself every night from a report generated (also automatically) from another program. The idea being that a web map consuming that service will be evergreen and require little to no constant maintenance.

Does that make sense? Does anyone have something like this already set up? What challenges do any of you see to this approach and does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should be looking for info on how to accomplish this? I have almost no Server experience but I think we have people on staff who could get things done.

Thanks all!