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  1. Preface
  2. Web Services
  3. SOAP Web Services
  4. WSDL Data Object
  5. Schema Object
  6. How to Create a SOAP Web Service
  7. Operation Mappings
  8. Parsing Web Service SOAP Messages
  9. Generating Web Service SOAP Messages
  10. Web Service Consumer Transformation
  11. REST Web Services
  12. How to Create a REST Web Service
  13. REST Web Service Consumer Transformation
  14. REST and SOAP Web Service Administration
  15. Datatype Compatibility

Web Services Guide

Web Services Guide

Operation Area

Operation Area

The
Operation
area shows the elements in the SOAP message hierarchy as defined by the WSDL or schema. The SOAP message does not have to contain all the elements from the WSDL or schema. The message contains the data that you map from the input ports.
Multiple-occurring nodes and complex nodes define hierarchy levels in the SOAP message structure. The Developer tool adds keys to the levels to create parent-child relationships between them. All levels in the hierarchy, except for the leaf levels, have a primary key. Each child level has a foreign key to a parent level. The keys that appear in the SOAP message hierarchy do not appear in a SOAP message instance. The Data Integration Service requires values in the keys to relate levels of the data when it generates the SOAP message.
The
Location
column contains the group name and input port that contains the data for an element in the SOAP message. The
Location
column is empty until you map an input port to the node.
In the preceding figure, the SOAP message contains a single instance of customer details and orders. The Orders group contains a multiple-occurring element called Order. The SOAP message hierarchy has the following levels related by key:
Response GetCustomerDetailsResponse GetCustomerDetailsResult Orders Order
The Response level represents the root of the response message. The Data Integration Service requires this level to attach headers to the SOAP message.
The GetCustomerDetailsResponse level is the root of the message.