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I'm trying to use a sample asynch gpservice.

The Portland services ( ) returns 500.

It is used as a reference implementation in the online doc:

Does anyone know of an asynchronous gp service I can test against?


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Looks like the whole Portland folder is gone from sampleserver2, and I didn't see any on ss1 or 3 either.

Here are a couple async gp services used in the Silverlight API samples

Clip Counties GPServer - used in this sample

Buffer Points - not sure if there is a live demo

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Thanks wwnick!! – Kirk Kuykendall Sep 24 '10 at 13:46

I just remembered the great thing about REST services is they get indexed by google, which means I can find lots of asynch services by googling for "Execution Type: esriExecutionTypeAsynchronous" (with quotes).

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It's possible the service was decommissioned. I haven't seen anything official but yesterday there was a post in esri's javascript forum about a service used in an identify sample being "deprecated." Might be worth posting over there to see if you can get clarification from an esri employee.

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The Portland Services were indeed decommissioned on September 20th. I believe there wasn't an official announcement probably because it's a sample services and not production. As an alternative for testing purposes I'd also suggest trying out the Homeland Security asynchronous geoprocessing task:

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Thanks Andy, will try it. – Kirk Kuykendall Sep 29 '10 at 2:20

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