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Change Provider


This operation is used to update an individual service to use either a dedicated or shared instance type. When a qualified service is published, the service is automatically set to use shared instances.

When using this operation, services may populate other provider types as values for the provider parameter, such as ArcObjects and SDS. While these are valid provider types, this operation does not support changing the provider of such services to either ArcObjects11 or DMaps. Services with either ArcObjects or SDS as their provider will not be able to change their instance type.

Request parameters


Specifies the service instance as either a shared (DMaps) or dedicated (ArcObjects11) instance type. These values are case-sensitive.

Values: ArcObjects11 | DMaps


The response format. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json | pjson

Example usage

The following is a sample POST request for the changeProvider operation:

POST /context/admin/services/Hosted/TestMap.MapServer/changeProvider HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: []


JSON Response examples

The following response indicates that the changeProvider operation was executed successfully:

{"status": "success"}

The following error response occurs when setting a provider value that is incompatible with the service. For example, if the original provider for TestMap.MapServer had been ArcObjects, indicating that the service was published from ArcMap, an attempt to change the provider to DMaps would result in the error message below. Services published from ArcMap are not compatible with the DMaps provider.

  "status": "error",
  "messages": ["Changing the provider of the service 'TestMap.MapServer' to 'DMaps' is not permitted. "],
  "code": 500