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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

Operations

Operations

A web service contains an operation for each action supported by the web service.
For example, a web service can have an operation named getcustomerid that receives a customer name and responds with the customer details. The operation input includes an element for the customer name. The operation output includes elements for customer details based on the customer name.
When you configure a Web Service Consumer transformation, you define how the transformation maps data to the operation input and how the transformation maps data from the operation output. You configure the following information in the transformation:
Input mapping
Define how to map the transformation input ports to the web service operation input nodes. The operation input defines the elements in the SOAP request for the operation.
Output mapping
Define how to map the web service operation output nodes to the transformation output ports. The operation output defines the elements in a SOAP response for the operation.