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When publishing from ArcMap to ArcGIS Online with a service name that is contained within the name of an existing service, 'Upload Service Definition' fails with the following error, "Error 0011398: Service name already exists."

Last Published: July 28, 2017 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000092985
SubmittedDecember 15, 2015
Last ModifiedOctober 20, 2021
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3.1
Operating SystemWindows
Operating System Version7.0 64 Bit
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

We apologize that we were unable to address this issue within the current product support cycle. If the issue continues to affect your work in a supported release, please contact Technical Support.


When sharing the service in ArcMap, use the option, 'Save a service definition file', to create the service definition locally before adding the service definition as an item in My Content and publishing the service. Or Publish from Arc

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000092985


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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