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The Identify request in the ArcGIS REST APIs does not function as stated in the documentation. The 'visible' identify operation retrieves all mentioned layers' information including the invisible one that is not supposed to happen according to the documentation. Example: layers=visible:2(visible layer), 3( invisible layer), only layer 2 is supposed to be displayed. However, layer 3 also gets retrieved under the 'visible' identify operation. It seems that the 'visible' parameter retrieves all layers regardless of their visibility.

Last Published: March 9, 2022 ArcGIS for Server
Bug ID Number BUG-000089988
SubmittedAugust 17, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Server
Version found10.3
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version8.1
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

This issue was logged against a version of the software which is no longer supported, and has not had activity in some time. We apologize that we were unable to address this issue within the current product life cycle. If the issue continues to affect your work in a supported release, please contact Technical Support.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000089988


  • ArcGIS for Server

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