After a many hours of research, I am having a hard time determining the feasibility of an application I am trying to build.
Basic proposed functionality is: user logs in, uploads polygon (either shapefile or feature class), and is then able to attribute the feature using the new server 10.1 Feature Access capability.
The file geodatabase to be appended is on my own ArcGIS Server instance, and is connected to an Oracle enterprise DB.
I am aware that 10.1 allows a user to build a polygon right in the application window using feature access and editing, but the nature of the geometry being submitted will not allow for that. The data will have to be created in ArcMap by the app users, and then uploaded by them to a gdb on a server my organization maintains.
While I did indeed read the accepted answer to this question, I see no mention there of making edits to a geodatabase which is remote from the application user, and so I am unsure that it actually addresses my issue. I would gladly be corrected on that.
I know that at least a portion of my proposed functionality will be accomplished using a geoprocessing service (the appending of the new data to the existing gdb), but its the uploading of the data where I am stumped.
I am nearly convinced that this is not quite possible using tools available in the ArcGIS API. Does anyone think it is, and have any tips on where to look?