I am new in working with GeoServer. At the beginning I tried to publish a WFS service. This works great, but this service consists of huge data. That's why I want it to start displaying the polygons at a scale of 1:2500. Is there a way to set this option in GeoServer?

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No, WFS is for serving vectors and has no concept of scale. Your client may provide a way to restrict requests for that data based on the scale that it is using currently.

A WMS layer can be set to have a Min and Max scale to render at in the SLD (style) file associated with the layer, which may be more suitable for your use case.


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