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  1. Preface
  2. Welcome to Informatica Process Developer
  3. Using Guide Developer for the First Time
  4. Getting Started with Informatica Process Developer
  5. About Interfaces Service References and Local WSDL
  6. Planning Your BPEL Process
  7. Participants
  8. Implementing a BPMN Task or Event in BPEL
  9. Implementing a BPMN Gateway or Control Flow
  10. Using Variables
  11. Attachments
  12. Using Links
  13. Data Manipulation
  14. Compensation
  15. Correlation
  16. What is Correlation
  17. What is a Correlation Set
  18. Creating Message Properties and Property Aliases
  19. Adding a Correlation Set
  20. Deleting a Correlation Set
  21. Adding Correlations to an Activity
  22. Rules for Declaring and Using Correlation Sets
  23. Correlation Sets and Engine-Managed Correlation
  24. Event Handling
  25. Fault Handling
  26. Simulating and Debugging
  27. Deploying Your Processes
  28. BPEL Unit Testing
  29. Creating POJO and XQuery Custom Functions
  30. Custom Service Interactions
  31. Process Exception Management
  32. Creating Reports for Process Server and Central
  33. Business Event Processing
  34. Process Central Forms and Configuration
  35. Building a Process with a System Service
  36. Human Tasks
  37. BPEL Faults and Reports

2. Designer

2. Designer

Partner Links and Endpoint References

Partner Links and Endpoint References

In a BPEL process, interactions between business partners are defined by partner links. The definitions are abstract and do not contain any access information about actual running services. The reason you would omit real access information is to allow the process definition to be reused for many services.
How do the actual services get accessed? A service is identified in two ways: outside of the process at deployment time or within the process in an assign activity.
When a process is deployed, each role defined in a partner link is assigned an endpoint reference. An
endpoint
indicates a specific location for accessing a Web service using a specific protocol and data format. An
endpoint reference
conveys the information needed to access a Web service endpoint. Using endpoint references in deployment makes possible the dynamic selection of a service partner.
Within a process, you can invoke a service by setting a target endpoint reference in an assign activity. For more information, see
Assign
. Also, a partner link can be declared within the process or within a scope activity. For more information, see
Scope
.


Updated March 30, 2020