Your selection cannot be displayed in the current view

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

Server objects cannot be previewed after they are created successfully in ArcCatalog. ArcCatalog displays the following error message:

"Your selection cannot be displayed in the current view."


The values of the Output and HTTP location specified in the Server Properties may be incorrect.

Solution or Workaround

All created ArcGIS Server Objects need to be stopped before continuing.

  1. In ArcCatalog, right-click on the ArcGIS Server added and choose Server Properties.
  2. On the Directories tab, highlight the added Output directory and click Edit.
  3. The Output Directory field should be pointing to a valid directory, for example C:\ArcGIS\Output.

    If a virtual directory has been specified, verify it is valid and looks similar to the following. Note that this path uses forward slashes.


  4. Update the properties as necessary. Then recreate the server object for the change to take effect.

Article ID:000008009

  • ArcGIS Server

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