Licensing options for this format begin with FME Professional Edition.
The Esri ArcGIS Server Feature Service Reader plug-in enables FME to read features from public ArcGIS Feature Services hosted by either a standalone ArcGIS Server, or on Esri’s ArcGIS Online cloud service.
FME also has two additional plug-ins:
- Esri ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Feature Service Reader/Writer, which grants authenticated read and write access to private Feature Services hosted on ArcGIS Online.
- Esri ArcGIS Portal Feature Service Reader/Writer, which enables FME to read and write vector features from a Feature Service hosted under an ArcGIS Portal.
The Esri ArcGIS Server Feature Service Reader only supports reading from publicly-accessible Feature Services that do not require authentication.
In FME, a Feature Service is a required format parameter, and a layer or table within a Feature Service is a feature type.
Each layer contains features of a single geometry type. Tables are effectively layers that have no geometry.
Duplicate Layer Names
Duplicate layer names are allowed within a Feature Service.
The reader resolves ambiguity by appending the layer ID to the end of feature types if multiple layers share the same name. If a layer ID is present in the feature type, the ID takes precedence over the name.