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In an ArcGIS Online organization with metadata disabled, if an item without existing metadata is overwritten from ArcGIS for Desktop, the metadata is automatically created.

Last Published: August 29, 2016 ArcGIS Online
Bug ID Number BUG-000090031
SubmittedAugust 18, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS Online
Version found3.8
Operating SystemWindows OS
StatusKnown Limit

Additional Information

When publishing from ArcMap, metadata is always included and is readily available regardless of organization settings.


Option 1: To remove the metadata after publishing, enable metadata for the organization, navigate to the item, edit the metadata, and delete it. Disable metadata for the organization. However, this occurs each time a service is overwritten. Option 2: Upgrade to ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3 or ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3.1.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000090031


  • ArcGIS Online

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