Unable to display Mapservice. Buffer operation failed

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When attempting to buffer features and select features from the same layer that are within the buffer, ArcIMS returns this message:

"Unable to display Mapservice. Buffer operation failed."


ArcIMS Image Server creates dynamic layers to draw the buffered features, the buffers, and features selected by the buffers.

ArcMap Server does not create the dynamic layers needed to do this.

Solution or Workaround

This is a current limitation for ArcMap Server. There are no workarounds.

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