What’s New with Feature Services in 10.6

Hello! I’m Sarah, a product engineer working on feature services at Esri. There are many updates to feature services in the 10.6 release, which came out this week. The points below provide a general overview of the recent additions and updates to feature services, and will serve as a guideline for future posts. I’ll release a series of blogs expanding on these items to give you a better understanding of the improved functionality in the new release.

Feature Services published to an ArcGIS Enterprise federated server where the data is stored in a registered enterprise geodatabase:

  • Utility Network Layers – A new type of layer that is created when Utility Networks are published as feature services.
  • Annotation Layers – A new type of layer that is created when annotation layers are included in maps published as feature services from ArcGIS Pro. 
  • Service Apply Edits includes sessionId, usePreviousEditMoment and returnServiceEdits parameters. 
  • Layer Apply Edits includes sessionId and usePreviousEditMoment parameters.
  • Feature services can be published from enterprise geodatabase data that has attribute rules.
  • Feature services can be published from enterprise geodatabase data that has been configured to use branch versioning
  • Domains now include a description property.
  • If defined, the published maps vertical coordinate system (VCS) and height model properties are included in the feature service resource as well as the layer resource. 
  • The source datasets spatial reference, vertical coordinate system (VCS) and height model properties are included in the layer resource. 
  • Objects that include the spatial reference on the service and layer resources contain additional properties that describe the resolution and tolerance.
  • Additional layer properties from the enterprise geodatabase including each fields defaultValue, the layer and each fields modelName, isDataArchived, isCoGoEnabled and parentLayerId properties when applicable. 

*Note: The features listed above are available for non-hosted services published from ArcGIS Pro 2.1 or later but not necessarily for services published from ArcMap or other processes. Services published from ArcGIS Pro 2.1 have the following layer and service property: "cimVersion": "2.1.0".

Sample Utility Network

Hosted Feature Services in ArcGIS Enterprise:

  • Hosted feature layer views.
  • The generateRenderer operation introduces dynamic layer rendering on spatiotemporal layers.
  • Support for the quantizationParameters parameter in the layer query operation and service query operation. NOTE: This is disabled by default but can be turned on using the service layers admin API to set {“supportsCoordinatesQuantization”:true}
  • Support for the returnCentroid parameter in the layer query operation.
  • Support for the returnExceededLimitFeatures parameter in the layer query operation.

For more information and examples of the above layer properties, visit the web help.

This page will be updated with links to each post in the blog series when they are available. 

Check out my blog post on the Utility Network here.

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  1. jacobsj says:

    The link in the first bulleted item in the second section is broken. Should be http://enterprise.arcgis.com/en/portal/latest/use/create-hosted-views.htm