Geoprocessing service input features geometry type

Discussion created by spiskulaesriuk-esridist Employee on Jun 16, 2014

Is it possible to publish a geoprocessing service in such a way that it would accept any type of geometry (point/line/polygon) on its input ? As long as tools are at the  'desktop side' they can accept just a feature classs regardless of geometry type. But once published the expect the same geometry type as it was used before publishing the tool.

For example the buffer gp tool can buffer any type of geometry with desktop. But once buffering results are shared, say for input point geometry, i can only feed that service with point features, while I would like to be able to feed it with any geometry type.

Is that doable?