Using ArcMap or ArcCatalog, you can quickly open a draft service or draft service definition. For simplicity, a draft service or draft service definition will be referred to as a draft for the remainder of this topic.
To get started, follow these steps.
- Follow the directions in the table below based on where your draft is saved:
If you want to open a draft that was configured for a specific ArcGIS Server connection…
…double-click the connection in ArcCatalog or the Catalog window and expand the Drafts folder.
If you want to open a draft that was configured with no available connection to ArcGIS Server…
…browse to the draft in ArcCatalog or the Catalog window in ArcMap.
- Right-click the draft and choose Open Draft. The Service Editor opens, revealing where you left off during your last session.
- From this point, you can continue your work, such as analyzing for errors, writing an item description, defining a caching schema, and so on. Additionally, you can make changes to the map document or other GIS resource associated with your draft using the tools in ArcGIS Desktop.