Validate Data Item

  • URL:http://server:port/arcgis/admin/data/validateDataItem(POST only)
  • Required Capability:Publisher or Administrator
  • Version Introduced:10.1


In order for a data item to be registered and used successfully within the server's data store, you need to make sure that the path (for file shares) or connection string (for databases) is accessible to every server node in the site. This can be done by invoking the Validate Data Item operation on the JSON object representing the data store.

Validating a data item does not automatically register it for you. You need to explicitly register your data item by invoking the Register Data Item operation.

Request Parameters


Description: The JSON representing the data item.


Description: The response format. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json

Example Usage

    "path": "/fileShares/folder_shared",
    "type": "folder",
    "id": null,
    "clientPath": null,
    "info": {
        "path": "\\\\server\\share_data\\map_data",
        "dataStoreConnectionType": "shared"