Publishing a hosted feature service from a layer, which is time-enabled with a non-date numeric field, causes the hosted feature service to contain zero features.
Last Published: October 16, 2017ArcGIS Online
Bug ID Number
November 26, 2014
June 11, 2020
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After review by the development team, it has been determined that this issue is related to a known limitation with the software that lies outside of Esri's control. The issue's Additional Information section may contain further explanation.
The reason for the failure is basically a user error: The user specified the time field as year and the format as YYYY. Although permissible to use a numeric field as the year, ''1'' is not a valid year in the current framework. ''1970'' is (either as string or numerical). The process fails when the server side publishing tool is executed (the publishing tool expects a four digit number).
The user interface allows to pick any field (including length and area fields), which seems questionable. Analyzer that goes through the whole table and checks the field values could be a solution but for this purpose the table would have to be opened, which is expensive. For now maybe the best solution is to document the issue and educate users on how to use time in this context.
Create a new field with a date field type in the dataset, and calculate the date based on the time indicated in the non-date field.