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Posts: 35
Registered: ‎05-09-2017

WFS and attributes

Hi All,


I have WFS services, when I add new attributes and re-publish the service new attributes are not displayed on the portal. The same object in the WMS service is displayed with new attributes. In GeoMedia, when opening a WFS service, new attributes are displayed.

Technical Evangelist
Posts: 1,284
Registered: ‎09-11-2015

Re: WFS and attributes

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Hi Anna,


I suspect the Geospatial Capabilities Service play a role here:

  • please restart this service
  • alternatively remove the WFS data source from Portal and add it again


The reason for the same not happeing with WMS is because the feature attributes are not known until the GetFeatureInfo request is issued. There's nothing such as DescribeFeatureInfo request (used by WFS) for a WMS service. Thus any attribute change in service-source will reflect immediately.




Jan Neumann
Post Sales Engineer Web Applications
Hexagon Geospatial