Licensing options for this format begin with FME Desktop 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.
For layers with attachment support, the reader can also download the attachments associated with each feature.
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.