Feature Service

Description

A feature service can contain datasets (for example, tables and views) with or without a spatial column. Datasets with a spatial column are considered layers; those without a spatial column are considered tables. A feature service allows clients to query and edit feature geometry and attributes.

This resource provides basic information about the feature service, including the feature layers and tables that it contains, the service description, and so on.

The capabilities property returns Create, Delete, Extract, Query, Update, Sync, and Uploads capabilities. The Uploads capability is included if Create, Delete, or Update is enabled for a feature service. The Editing capability is included if Create, Delete, and Update is enabled and allowGeometryUpdates is true. The Sync capability allows editors to make local edits and periodically sync with the feature service. The Extract capability allows editors to create a local copy of data without the ability to sync with the feature service.

The maxRecordCount property returns the maximum number of records that will be returned at once for a query. The Feature Service resource has an input parameters option and outSR to support viewing of a feature service footprint in arcgis.com.

The following properties describe features that have been added to Feature Service through the releases. If the property does not exist, it's equivalent to having a value of false or not set.

New at 10.5

Request parameters

Parameter

Details

f

Description: The response format. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json

option

This parameter was added at 10.1.

Description: If option is footprints, the footprint of the feature service is returned as a feature collection. This feature collection can be viewed in the ArcGIS.com map viewer. This is supported when f=json only.

Value: footprints

outSR

This parameter was added at 10.1.

Description: The spatial reference of the geometry returned in footprints. This parameter is supported only when option=footprints is specified.

The spatial reference should be specified as a well-known ID.

If outSR is not specified, the geometry is returned in GCS_WGS_1984.

Example usage

URL for the USA feature service.

http://services.myserver.com/ERmEceOGq5cHrItq/ArcGIS/rest/services/USA/FeatureServer?f=pjson

JSON response syntax

{
  "currentVersion": <currentVersion>, 
  "serviceDescription": "<serviceDescription>",
  "hasVersionedData": <true | false>, 
  "supportsDisconnectedEditing": <true | false>, 
  "hasStaticData" : <true | false>, 
  "maxRecordCount" : "<maxRecordCount>", , 
  "supportedQueryFormats": "<supportedQueryFormats>", 
  "capabilities": "<capabilities>", 
  "description": "<description>", 
  "copyrightText": "<copyrightText>", 
  "spatialReference": {<spatialReference>}, 
  "initialExtent": {<envelope>}, 
  "fullExtent": {<envelope>}, 
  "allowGeometryUpdates": <true | false>, 
  "units": "<units>", 
  "syncEnabled" : <true | false>, 
  "syncCapabilities" : {
    "supportsASync" : <true | false>,
    "supportsRegisteringExistingData" : <true | false>,
    "supportsSyncDirectionControl" : <true | false>,
    "supportsPerLayerSync" : <true | false>,
    "supportsPerReplicaSync" : <true | false>,
    "supportsRollbackOnFailure" : <true | false>
  },
  "editorTrackingInfo" : {
    "enableEditorTracking" : <true | false>,
    "enableOwnershipAccessControl" : <true | false>,
    "allowOthersToUpdate" : <true | false>,
    "allowOthersToDelete" : <true | false>
  }, 
  "documentInfo": { 
   "<key1>": "<value1>",
   "<key2>": "<value2>"
   },
  //the feature layers published by this service
  "layers": [
    { "id": <layerId1>, "name": "<layerName1>" },
    { "id": <layerId2>, "name": "<layerName2>" }
  ],
  //the non-spatial tables published by this service
  "tables": [
    { "id": <tableId1>, "name": "<tableName1>" },
    { "id": <tableId2>, "name": "<tableName2>" }
  ]
  "enableZDefaults": <true | false>,
  "zDefault": <zDefaultValue>,
}

JSON response example

{
  "currentVersion" : 10.21, 
  "serviceDescription" : "Birds", 
  "hasVersionedData" : false, 
  "supportsDisconnectedEditing" : false, 
  "syncEnabled" : false, 
  "hasStaticData" : false, 
  "maxRecordCount" : 1000, 
  "supportedQueryFormats" : "JSON", 
  "capabilities" : "Query,Create,Delete,Update,Uploads,Editing", 
  "description" : "", 
  "copyrightText" : "", 
  "spatialReference" : {
    "wkid" : 4326, 
    "latestWkid" : 4326
  }, 
  "initialExtent" : {
    "xmin" : -118.016756138237, 
    "ymin" : 32.8933824408207, 
    "xmax" : -116.532738278622, 
    "ymax" : 34.3261469363675, 
    "spatialReference" : {
      "wkid" : 4326, 
      "latestWkid" : 4326
    }
  }, 
  "fullExtent" : {
    "xmin" : -117.855689264791, 
    "ymin" : 32.5702577626442, 
    "xmax" : -116.87086222794, 
    "ymax" : 34.1460567673275, 
    "spatialReference" : {
      "wkid" : 4326, 
      "latestWkid" : 4326
    }
  }, 
  "allowGeometryUpdates" : true, 
  "units" : "esriDecimalDegrees", 
  "syncEnabled" : true, 
  "syncCapabilities" : {
    "supportsASync" : true, 
    "supportsRegisteringExistingData" : true, 
    "supportsSyncDirectionControl" : true, 
    "supportsPerLayerSync" : true,
    "supportsPerReplicaSync" : false,
    "supportsRollbackOnFailure" : false
  }, 
  "editorTrackingInfo" : {
    "enableEditorTracking" : false, 
    "enableOwnershipAccessControl" : false, 
    "allowOthersToUpdate" : true, 
    "allowOthersToDelete" : false
  }, 
  "layers" : [
    {
      "id" : 0, 
      "name" : "Sitings", 
      "parentLayerId" : -1, 
      "defaultVisibility" : true, 
      "subLayerIds" : null, 
      "minScale" : 0, 
      "maxScale" : 0,
   			"geometryType": "esriGeometryPoint"
    }, 
    {
      "id" : 1, 
      "name" : "NestingGrounds", 
      "parentLayerId" : -1, 
      "defaultVisibility" : true, 
      "subLayerIds" : null, 
      "minScale" : 0, 
      "maxScale" : 0,
   			"geometryType": "esriGeometryPolygon"
    }, 
    {
      "id" : 2, 
      "name" : "LandCover", 
      "parentLayerId" : -1, 
      "defaultVisibility" : true, 
      "subLayerIds" : null, 
      "minScale" : 0, 
      "maxScale" : 0,
   			"geometryType": "esriGeometryPolygon"
    }
  ], 
  "tables" : []
}

9/13/2017