I created an address locator in an ArcSDE gdb, based on data stored in a point feature class in the same SDE gdb. I then shared the locator as a geocode service and am consuming it in a Silverlight app. All of this works perfectly.

I have now updated my reference data in the point feature class, and rebuilt the locator. Would I have to recreate the geocode service to access the updated reference data? I have been reading the extensive help on registering data with ArcGIS Server, and followed the tutorial on publishing a geocode service, but it appears that the locator data has been copied over to the server, even though the SDE gdb is accessible to it.

I tried replacing the service, but it wouldn't let me (had to specify a new name). When I then tried connect to the second geocoding service, it said connection failed (even though it is set up the same way as the original service).


Though it shouldn't be necessary, the geocode service had to be restarted before the updated data reflected. There was no need to recreate the entire service.

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