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This is with ArcGIS for Server and Desktop 10.1

I want to host a geodata service, but I don't want it to be from the DEFAULT version. I want it to be from an alternate version, that I can check the changes on before I post it to the DEFAULT.

I don't see any options to do this.

Is it possible?

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When you publish any type of service, you publish from a specific database connection, which points to a specific version of the database. So, create a new database connection to the specific version that you would like to publish the geodata service from, then either add the data to a mxd and publish from there, or right-click on the version database connection in ArcCatalog and publish from there.

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Okay, that makes sense. Thanks. Maybe you can help with my other question. I created a geodata service and used the Create replica from server tool. I selected the geodata service and my datasets and chose a geodatabase on our Server for the destination of the replicate data. Now when load the child replica into an MXD and make changes I can sync them back to the parent no problem, but when I open the parent replica in an MXD, it won't let me sync any changes made. Why can I only sync from the child? I thought 2-way would allow either the parent or child replica to sync changes? –  ian Mar 21 '13 at 15:07
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