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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

Element Properties

Element Properties

An element is a simple or a complex type. A complex type contains other types. When you select an element in the
Schema
view, the Developer tool lists the child elements and the properties in the right panel of the screen.
The following table describes element properties that appear when you select an element:
Property
Description
Name
The element name.
Description
Description of the type.
Type
The element type.
The following table describes the child element properties that appear when you select an element:
Property
Description
Name
The element name.
Type
The element type.
Minimum Occurs
The minimum number of times that the element can occur at one point in an instance.
Maximum Occurs
The maximum number of times that the element can occur at one point in an instance.
Description
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 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 instance.
Maximum Value
The maximum value for an element in an 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.