Analyzing your GIS resource
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The Analyze button on the Service Editor helps you identify potential performance bottlenecks and errors that you will need to address before you can publish your GIS resource as a service. When you click the Analyze button, the Prepare window appears, identifying the issues you need to address. Once you have addressed all these issues, your GIS resource is ready to publish.
If you need more time to correct the issues in your analysis, close the Service Editor and save your service configuration as a draft. You can continue your work by opening the draft in a future session in ArcGIS for Desktop. See Opening a draft service in ArcGIS for Desktop for full instructions.
When analyzing your GIS resource, you'll notice three types of messages in the Prepare window. You can right-click each message to get a quick suggestion on how you can address that specific issue. This will also give you access to a help topic with more information, such as additional repair options. The item in bold in the Description column is the default approach for addressing each issue.
These are issues that must be fixed before you can publish your GIS resource to the server.
These are issues in which performance, appearance, or data access may be affected.
You have the option to address or ignore a warning. If you choose to ignore a warning, you can mark it as an exception by right-clicking the warning and choosing Mark As Exception.
These informative messages suggest methods and best practices that can help you optimize your GIS resource for deployment on the server.
You have the option to address or ignore a message. If you choose to ignore a message, you can mark it as an exception by right-clicking the message and choosing Mark As Exception.