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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

Web Service Overview View

Web Service Overview View

The web service
Overview
view displays general information about the web service and detailed information about the web service operations and operation components.

General Properties

The following table describes the general properties that you configure for a web service:
Property
Description
Name
The web service object name.
Description
The description of the web service.
Namespace
The targetNamespace of the web service. If the web service is associated with a WSDL data object, this field is read-only.
Prefix
The prefix of the targetNamespace. If the web service is associated with a WSDL data object, this field is read-only.
WSDL Data Object
The WSDL data object associated with the web service. This property displays if the web service was created from a WSDL data object.
Service Name
The service name. Default is the name of the web service or the service name defined in the associated WSDL data object. If the web service is associated with a WSDL data object, this field is read-only.

Operations Area

When you select an operation on the left side of the Operations area, the details appear on the right side. The left side of the Operations area displays a tree view of the operation with the related input, output, and fault.
The following table describes the operation and the input and output properties that appear on the right side of the Operations area:
Properties
Description
Operation Name
The name of the operation.
Description
The description of the operation
Binding Type
The binding type of the operation.
Input
The WSDL message name associated with the operation input.
Output
The WSDL message name associated with the operation output.
Element Name
The name of the XSD element referred by the operation input or output.
Name
The child element of the element referred by the operation input or output.
Type
The element type.
Min. Occurs
The minimum number of times that the element can occur at one point in an XML instance.
Max. Occurs
The maximum number of times that the element can occur at one point in an XML instance.
Description
The description of the element.
To view additional child element properties, click the double arrow in the Description column to expand the window.
The following table describes the additional child element properties that appear when you expand the Description column:
Property
Description
Fixed Value
A specific value for an element that does not change.
Nillable
The element can have nil values. A nil element has element tags but has no value and no content.
Abstract
The element is an abstract type. An XML instance must include types derived from that type. An abstract type is not a valid type without derived element types.
Minimum Value
The minimum value for an element in an XML instance.
Maximum Value
The maximum value for an element in an XML instance.
Minimum Length
The minimum length of an element. Length is in bytes, characters, or items based on the element type.
Maximum Length
The maximum length of an element. Length is in bytes, characters, or items based on the element type.
Enumeration
A list of all legal values for an element.
Pattern
An expression pattern that defines valid element values.

Operation Mappings Area

The following table describes the columns for operation mappings:
Property
Description
Operation Mapping
The operation mapping name.
Operation
The operation name.
Input
The WSDL message name associated with the operation input.
Output
The WSDL message name associated with the operation output.
Fault
The WSDL message name associated with the operation fault.