Managing the Feature Service Configuration

The Feature Service provides the ability to search spatial databases. It provides a set of common operations that you can use to query content, regardless of the underlying data provider. The Feature Service is configured and managed using the Spatial Manager utility. See Feature Service in the Services section of the Spectrum Spatial Guide for more information.

Select Services > Feature in Spatial Manager to view the Feature Service settings. From the Settings page, click Edit to configure the following Feature Service setting:

The maximum number of features you wish to allow in a response. Any request that would result in more features than the defined maximum number of features will throw an exception. The default value is 1000 features. Although you can set this value to be many times higher than the default, you will experience negative effects on memory and processing. In such a case, consider using a different approach, such as creating a view table. If a different approach is not feasible, contact Tech Support for assistance in configuring your system to handle large request payloads.

Any changes you make to the Feature Service configuration are automatically loaded; you do not need to reload a modified configuration using the JMX console.

Note: The Feature Service configuration file FeatureConfiguration is pre-configured and located in the Configuration directory under the root repository. For example, a default installation will place the Feature Service configuration file at http://<server<:port/RepositoryService/repository/default/Configuration/FeatureConfiguration. Although you can use a WebDAV tool such as WebFolders to copy this configuration file from the repository then upload the modified file, manual editing of this file should only be done by advanced users who require functionality that is not supported by the current version of Spatial Manager (v10.1). Unexpected results may occur when using a manually edited configuration file with Spatial Manager.