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ArcWeb Services SOAP 2006.1 API patch – 3/15/07

Summary

This is an explanation of the first patch to SOAP 2006.1 API. Note: This is a complete list of fixes since SOAP 2006.1 API was released. There are no downloads or updates necessary on your part; these changes are already on the ESRI servers.

Description

This is an explanation of the improvements for the ArcWeb Services SOAP 2006.1 API. For details, see ArcWeb Help at Using SOAP v2006.1 to access ArcWeb Services.

Address Finder Web Service and Address Manager Web Service

  • New automated data source functionality automatically selects the most suitable data source for a request.
    • Auto data source is available for findLocationByAddress(), findLocationByPhoneNumber(), findLocationByIP(), findAddressByPoint(), and getInfo().
  • Multiple data sources are supported for a single request.
Data Manager Web Service
  • Projection strings can now be used during data file creation.
  • You can now reload a shapefile that previously failed during upload without having to remove fields geocoded by ArcWeb. These fields added by the geocoder are now ignored.
Map Image Web Service
  • Transparent background color is detected in requests, and thematic colors are modified to improve readability.
  • Classifications are enhanced for quantile getCustomThematicMap.
  • Legends for SVG and SWF map requests now indicate whether layers are visible and/or active.
  • Thematic maps now support up to seven classes (previously five).
Place Finder Web Service
  • New automated data source functionality automatically selects the most suitable data source for a request.
    • Auto data source is available for findPlace() and getInfo().
  • Multiple data sources are supported for a single request.
Report Web Service
  • In the ReportOptions object, reportFormat parameter now supports Excel.
  • The combineReports object in the getSiteReports method is improved.
  • For the ReportOptions object's reportHeader parameter, standard geography values are now supported.
  • A new number (11032) is assigned to the following error message: "Given area is outside the available data boundary."
  • Code sample downloads are available for the following environments: C# ASP.NET, JavaServer Pages (JSP) Axis, JSP Glue, and Visual Basic ASP.NET.
Route Finder Web Service
  • New automated data source functionality automatically selects the most suitable data source for a request.
    • Auto data source is available for findRoute().
  • Multiple data sources are supported for a single request.
Spatial Query Web Service
  • The findFeaturesByExtent and findFeaturesByGeometry methods now support custom data sources.
  • Performance is enhanced for data sources based on both infoUSA and user-uploaded data.
  • Returned distance values for projected user data have higher accuracy.
  • TotalCount requests now account for buffers specified in kilometers.
Utility Web Service
  • The getDriveTime method now supports the following non-U.S. data sources: ArcWeb:NT.Streets.NA, ArcWeb:NT.Streets.EU, ArcWeb:TA.Streets.EU, and ArcWeb:MDS.Streets.AS.
Documentation
  • ArcWeb Help now includes steps for updating your v2 applications for v2006.1.
  • Documentation features two new knowledge base articles as well as updates based on user feedback.