When you view the transformation ports, show the input mapping to view the operation input hierarchy. When you show the input mapping, you can define input groups, define input ports, and map input ports to operation input nodes.
The input mapping includes the following areas:
Create the transformation input groups and input ports in the
area shows the nodes in the SOAP request message that the Web Service Consumer transformation sends to the web service. The WSDL data object that you use to create the transformation defines the operation input hierarchy.
The following figure shows the input mapping for a non-reusable Web Service Consumer transformation:
After you create input ports, map the input ports from the
area to the nodes in the
area. When you map an input port to a node in the operation input, the location of the port appears in the
column in the
The Developer tool maps nodes in the first level of the operation input to input ports when you choose to map the first level of the input hierarchy. The Developer tool also creates the ports to perform the mapping. If the first level of the hierarchy contains a multi-occurring parent node with one or more multi-occurring child nodes, the Developer tool does not map the first level of the hierarchy.
You can map XML data from one string or text input port to the entire SOAP request message. When you map XML data to the entire SOAP request, you cannot map ports to nodes in the operation input.
You can choose to view the lines that connect the input ports to the nodes in the operation input.