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Start Service


This operation starts a service and loads the service's configuration.

Request parameters



Introduced at 10.9.1. This parameter specifies whether the operation will run synchronously or asynchronously. If false, the operation is run synchronously. If true, the operation is run asynchronously and the response returns a JSON object containing job information that can be used to track the job's status. The default value is false.

Values: true | false


The response format. The default response is html.

Values: html | json | pjson

Example usage

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

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


JSON Response examples

If async is false, the following response is returned once a service is started successfully:

{"status": "success"}

If async is true, the following response is returned. The value returned for jobsUrl can be used to access the job resource to track a job's status after it's been submitted. For more information, see the Job resource topic.

  "jobsUrl": "",
  "jobID": "ja2ca1a35-881c-400c-a49a-b26883002d6c",
  "jobStatus": "SUBMITTED"