Web Services Provider Guide

Informatica PowerCenter®
(Version 8.1.1)

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Table of Contents
List of Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix List of Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
About This Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiv Document Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiv Other Informatica Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv Visiting Informatica Customer Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv Visiting the Informatica Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv Visiting the Informatica Developer Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv Visiting the Informatica Knowledge Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv Obtaining Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv

Chapter 1: Web Services Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Web Services Description Language (WSDL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Chapter 2: Understanding the Web Services Provider . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Web Services Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Batch Web Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Realtime Web Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Web Services Provider Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Chapter 3: Understanding the Web Services Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Using the Web Services Hub Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Batch Web Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Realtime Web Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Web Services Hub and Integration Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Integration Service on a Single Node . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Integration Service on a Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Resource Cleanup . . . . . . 40 Initialization in Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Initialization in . . . . 48 Operation Calls . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Error Handling in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Proxy Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Session Maintenance . . . 40 Session Maintenance in Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Initialization . . . . 34 stopTask . 48 Web Service Workflows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Making Operation Calls in Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 waitTillTaskComplete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 startWorkflowLogFetch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 startWorkflowFromTask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Generating Client Proxy Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NET . . . . . . . . . . 48 Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 unscheduleWorkflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Writing a Client Application in Java for Batch Web Services . . 38 Operation Calls . . . . . . 34 waitTillWorkflowComplete . . . . . . .startWorkflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Making Operation Calls in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Chapter 5: Writing Client Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Generating Client Proxy Classes in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Generating Client Proxy Classes in Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Error Handling in Axis . 42 Clean Up in Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Generating Client Proxy Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Client Applications for Realtime Web Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Client Applications for Batch Web Services . . . . . . 44 Session Maintenance in . . .NET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Writing a Client Application in C# for Batch Web Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NET . . . . . . . . 49 v . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Error Handling . . . . . 34 stopWorkflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . 60 Steps for Importing Web Service Sources and Targets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Editing Web Service Targets in a Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Step 1. . . . . . . . 61 Viewing and Editing Web Service Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Using Parameter Arrays . . . 73 Staged Mappings . . 66 View Definitions in the XML Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Writing a Client Application in Java for Realtime Web Services . . . . 51 Step 2. 82 Configuring the Web Services Provider Writer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Requests with Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Viewing and Editing Definitions in the Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Importing Web Service Target Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 vi Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Step 4. . . . . . . . . . 51 Step 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Creating a Web Service Workflow . . . . . . . . . . . Send the Request and Handle the Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Configuring the Web Services Provider Reader . . Generate Client Proxy Classes in Axis . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Rules and Guidelines for Using Parameter Arrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Error Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Initialize the Web Service Objects . . . . . . . . . 70 Working with Web Service Mappings . . . . . 59 Importing Web Service Source Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 SOAP Message Attachments . 78 Creating and Configuring a Web Service Workflow . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Recovering Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Overview . . . . . 79 Configuring the Web Service Workflow . . Create the Request Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Importing Web Service Source and Target Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Request-Response Mappings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Flat File or XML Mappings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Parameter Array Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Creating and Configuring a Service Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Chapter 7: Working With Web Service Workflows . . . . . . . 56 Chapter 6: Working with Mappings . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Step 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Multiple Row Lookup . . . . . . . . 113 Data Integration Web Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Running Sessions and Web Service Workflows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Appendix A: Web Service Sample Client Applications . . . Compile the Realtime Web Service Sample Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Browsing . . . 95 Overview . . . . . . . . . Create the Lookup Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modify the Database Connection Settings . . . . . . 107 Step 4. . . . . . 99 Data Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Table of Contents vii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Understanding Service Timeout and Flush Latency . . . . . 90 Working with XML and Flat File Sessions . . . . . 96 Using the Batch Web Services Sample Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Compiling the Batch Web Services Sample Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Appendix B: Web Service Operations in 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Web Services Hub Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Step 2. 106 Step 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Using the Realtime Web Services Sample Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Examples for Realtime Web Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Run the Realtime Web Service Sample Programs . . . . . . . 101 Multiple Integration Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Step 3. . . . . 98 Examples for Batch Web Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Import the Mappings and Workflows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Configuring Partitions . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Multithreading . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Single Row Lookup . . . . . 97 Running the Batch Web Services Sample Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Configuring Commit Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Metadata Web Services . . . . . . . . . .

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. . . Web Service Properties . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . Web Services Provider Writer Properties . 6-1. . . . .. . . . Web Services Definition Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . ... . . . .. . . . . . . . .. .. . . . .. . . . . . . Web Services Provider Reader Properties . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 6-4. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . 17 18 60 60 63 72 76 80 83 86 List of Tables xi . . . . . . . . 3-2. . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. . .. . . . .List of Tables Table Table Table Table Table Table Table Table Table Table 3-1. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 6-5. . Advanced Options for Importing Web Service Definitions Required Sources and Targets in a Service . . .. ... . . . . . .. . . . .. .. Message Header Ports . . . . 7-2. . . . Attachment Group Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 7-3. . ... . . .. 6-3. . 6-2. . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . .. . .. . . . ... .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1... . . . . . .. Columns in Realtime Web Services Page . .... . . . . Realtime Service Description Page . . .

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5 1 .Chapter 1 Web Services Concepts This chapter includes the following topics: ♦ ♦ ♦ Overview. 4 Web Services Description Language (WSDL). 2 Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).

the data the web service requires. You can embed these applications easily in existing components and products. and WSDL. Registering a web service in the UDDI is optional. and the location of the service by examining the WSDL. You can write applications that can communicate with Integration Services using any language and platform. Use the information in the WSDL to build a client application to use the services. and Integration (UDDI).Overview Web services are business functions that operate over the Web. The WSDL describes the web service interfaces and the operations available for the service. SOAP. Registry. Examples of web services include business services. To build a web service client for the PowerCenter Web Services Provider. you select the web service you want to interface with and retrieve the WSDL file for the selected web service. The components that enable web services include: ♦ ♦ ♦ Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). Discovery. airline schedules. Note: The PowerCenter Web Services Provider does not use the UDDI registry. WSDL is an XML document that describes web service operations. Web Service Definition Language (WSDL). It is the specification that defines the XML format for web service messages. such as stock quotes. see “Writing Client Applications” on page 35. The client proxies contain all of the function calls required to interact with a web service. 2 Chapter 1: Web Services Concepts . Some web service providers publish services in Universal Description. Web services are based on open standards. Using a web service tool kit such as Axis. such as XML. generate the client proxies. You can determine what functions a web service offers. They describe a collection of operations that are network accessible through standardized XML messaging. SOAP is the communications protocol for web services. Directory of published web services. For more information about writing client applications. The PowerCenter Web Services Provider lets you integrate the PowerCenter metadata and data integration functionalities and expose them as web services. and credit checks. which offer greater interoperability than traditional proprietary applications.

Figure 1-1 shows the building blocks of a web service: Figure 1-1. Building Blocks of a Web Service Overview 3 .

into SOAP XML. the Apache Axis toolkit translates Java function calls to SOAP. Each SOAP implementation supports different function calls and parameters. The SOAP header helps to process the data in the body of the SOAP message. such as Java. SOAP Encoding is used to tell the SOAP runtime environment how to translate from data structures. ♦ ♦ Authentication and transaction management are typical examples of extensions that can be implemented as header entries. SOAP body.Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) SOAP is the communications protocol for web services. The body is the container for mandatory information that provides a mechanism for exchanging information with the intended recipient. The envelope defines the framework of the message. The header is an element of the SOAP envelope that lets you add features to a SOAP message in a decentralized manner. For example. including the content of the message. and whether it is optional or mandatory. SOAP and the WSDL dictate the communication between web services and their clients. 4 Chapter 1: Web Services Concepts . a function that works with one toolkit may not work with another. Information related to authentication or transactions is usually contained in the header because this information identifies the entity that sent the SOAP message body and the context in which it will be processed. Therefore. Use a SOAP toolkit to create and parse SOAP messages. who or what should handle it. A SOAP toolkit translates function calls from another language to a SOAP message. SOAP header. A SOAP message contains the following sections: ♦ SOAP envelope. It defines the format for web services messages. Use SOAP to implement web services on different platforms both inside and outside an organization.

so that the sender knows how to send it. typically using one or more XML schemas.Web Services Description Language (WSDL) The WSDL is an XML document that describes the protocols and formats used by a web service. so that the receiver of a message knows how to process it. and a binding to a protocol or transport. For more information about the Web Services Hub Console. You can view and download the WSDL files for the web services hosted by the PowerCenter Web Services Provider on the Web Services Hub Console. The WSDL file contains a description of the data. see “Using the Web Services Hub Console” on page 15. Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 5 . to be passed to the web service so that both the sender and the receiver of the service request understand the data being exchanged. The WSDL elements also contain a description of the operations to be performed on that data.

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8 Web Services Provider Architecture.Chapter 2 Understanding the Web Services Provider This chapter includes the following topics: ♦ ♦ Overview. 10 7 .

It processes SOAP requests from clients that want to run or monitor PowerCenter workflows or access PowerCenter functionality. is a collection of services that interact to provide data integration functionality. schedule and run workflows. It receives requests from web service clients and passes them to the Integration Service or the Repository Service. with its service-oriented architecture. The Web Services Hub and the web services hosted by the Web Services Hub comprise the Web Services Provider. and the Web Services Hub. Repository Service. Web Services Hub The Web Services Hub is the web service gateway for PowerCenter. SAP BW Service. see “Data Integration Web Service Operations” on page 29. Batch Web Services Batch web services are web services that allow access to the Integration Service and retrieve metadata from the repository. workflows. The Web Services Hub is a web service gateway that makes PowerCenter data integration functionality available to external client applications through web services. The Data Integration web services provides operations that allow you to get details on the Integration Service. Services that enable you to run and monitor workflows and access metadata information. see “Understanding the Web Services Hub” on page 13. For more information about the Data Integration web services. The services include a Service Manager that supports domain administration and application services that provide PowerCenter data integration functionality. Realtime web services. and monitor and get statistics on sessions. Use the Data Integration web services to connect to the Integration Service and run and monitor PowerCenter workflows. Use the Metadata web services to get information about repository objects such as folders. The Integration Service or the Repository Service process the requests and sends a response to the web service client through the Web Services Hub. The Web Services Hub hosts the following web services: ♦ ♦ Batch web services. Services that enable you to access the PowerCenter data integration functionality from a web service client and run workflows. Metadata web services. and workflow tasks to help you run and ♦ 8 Chapter 2: Understanding the Web Services Provider .Overview PowerCenter. start and stop tasks in a workflow. For more information about the Web Services Hub. Metadata web services provide operations that retrieve metadata from PowerCenter repositories. A domain is the basic administration unit for the PowerCenter services. Batch web services fall into two categories: ♦ Data Integration web services. The application services include the Integration Service.

For more information about creating service mappings. When you save the workflow. For more information about the Metadata web services. you do not need to import a WSDL definition. A web service workflow is a workflow enabled for web services. no Realtime web services are available. see “Working with Mappings” on page 57. you need to create WSDL that describes the service. If you want to create a service that takes a SOAP message as input or produces a SOAP response. You can also create a service mapping with both a web service source and target definition to receive a message request from a web service client. The Integration Service can perform parallel processing of both request-response and one-way services. see “Batch Web Service Operations” on page 25. For more information about Batch web services operations. If you want to expose an existing mapping as a service or create a service that takes input parameters such as a flat file or XML file. transform it. Realtime Web Services When you start the Web Services Hub. You create Realtime web services when you expose mappings and workflows as web services. see “Metadata Web Service Operations” on page 27. transform the data. After you create a mapping. and write it to any target that PowerCenter supports.monitor workflows in a repository. see “Working With Web Service Workflows” on page 77. the Web Services Hub publishes the service. Overview 9 . Configure service information. You can create a service mapping to receive a message from a web service client. The source and target definitions represent service operations: the source defines the user request and the target defines the response. and send the response back to the web service client. and add sessions to the workflow. You then import an operation from the WSDL as a source or target. you can create a web service workflow. For more information about creating web service workflows.

the Integration Service sends the processed data to the Web Services Hub which uses the message ID to correlate the request with the response. the Web Services Hub generates a message ID and sends the SOAP request to the Integration Service. The request may be to run or monitor a workflow. A web service client sends a SOAP message to the Web Services Hub to run a service. 4. The Integration Service processes the request. Web Services Provider Architecture Web Service Client Security Gateway Web Services Hub Realtime Web Services Batch Web Services Integration Service Web Service Workflow Web Service Client Workflow Tomcat Servlet Container Realtime Web Services Batch Web Services Repository Service Communication Repository Service Repository The Web Services Hub processes service requests in similar ways for Realtime web services and Batch web services. If the request is for a realtime service. These web services communicate with the Integration Service and the Repository Service.Web Services Provider Architecture The Web Services Provider consists of a Web Services Hub and the web services hosted by the Web Services Hub. start or stop the server. 3. The Web Services Hub generates a message ID for the request. or get log information. the Web Services Hub sends the request to the Integration Service or Repository Service to process. 10 Chapter 2: Understanding the Web Services Provider . Figure 2-1 shows the Web Services Provider architecture: Figure 2-1. If the service request is for a realtime service. If the service request is for a batch service. For Batch web services or protected Realtime web services. The following process describes the architecture of the Web Services Provider: 1. The Web Services Hub sends a SOAP response to the web service client. the Web Services Hub authenticates the web service client based on the repository user name and password. 2.

the Web Services Hub response includes session information such as the folder and workflow name. the Web Services Hub sends a response based on the request. and the number of applied.If the service request is for a batch service. affected. For example. The Integration Service and Web Services Hub communicate with the Repository Service throughout the process. session and task run status. Web Services Provider Architecture 11 . and rejected rows. if you request statistics for a session running on the Integration Service.

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Chapter 3 Understanding the Web Services Hub This chapter includes the following topics: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Overview. 14 Using the Web Services Hub Console. 22 13 . 15 Web Services Hub and Integration Service. 21 SOAP Fault Handling. 20 Web Services Hub Logs. 19 Web Services Hub Security.

the PowerCenter installer installs the Web Services Hub. The Web Services Hub is an application service in the PowerCenter domain. 14 Chapter 3: Understanding the Web Services Hub . see “Batch Web Services” on page 8. The Web Services Hub authenticates the web service client based on the repository user name and password included in every service request. For more information about creating and enabling a Web Services Hub. When you install PowerCenter. see “Realtime Web Services” on page 9. For more information about the Realtime web services. Use the Web Services Hub console to view web service information and download the WSDL files necessary for running services and workflows. For more information about the Batch web services. After installation. All services are stateless services. The Integration Service processes the requests and sends a response to the web service client through the Web Services Hub. The Web Services Hub hosts Batch web services and Realtime web services. see “Creating and Configuring the Web Services Hub” in the PowerCenter Administrator Guide. It receives requests from web service clients and passes them to the Integration Service.Overview The Web Services Hub is a gateway that makes PowerCenter functionality accessible to external clients as web services. The Web Services Hub connects to the Repository Service and the Integration Service through TCP/IP. Web service clients log in to the Web Services Hub through HTTP or HTTPS. use the Administration Console to create a Web Services Hub and enable it as you would other application services in the domain.

The Batch web services page displays the list of available operations and their descriptions. Using the Web Services Hub Console 15 . Note: You can also use the context name PowerCenter. click the Batch Web Services link.Using the Web Services Hub Console Use the Web Services Hub console to view service information and download the WSDL required to run the web services. Figure 3-1 shows the main page for the Web Services Hub console: Figure 3-1. You can connect to the Web Services Hub from any browser. save the WSDL file to your local machine. The Web Services Hub redirects the URL http://<HostName>:<PortNumber>/PowerCenter to the default URL http://<HostName>:<PortNumber>/wsh . Use the following URL to connect to the Web Services Hub console: http://<WebServicesHubHostName:PortNumber>/wsh The default port is 7333. Web Services Hub Console Batch Web Services To view the WSDL files for the Batch web services. You can click the icons for the Metadata WSDL and DataIntegration WSDL to view the WSDL files. To download.

save the WSDL file to your local machine. You can click the WSDL icon for the service to view the WSDL file. Use the DataIntegration WSDL to write client applications that call Data Integration web service operations. 16 Chapter 3: Understanding the Web Services Hub . Batch Web Services Page Use the Metadata WSDL to write client applications that call Metadata web service operations. see “Data Integration Web Service Operations” on page 29. To download. you can view the web service information published by the Web Services Hub.Figure 3-2 shows the main page for the Batch web services page: Figure 3-2. For more information about the Data Integration web service operations. Realtime Web Services After you create mappings and web service workflows. you can view the list of available web services and the WSDL files for the services. For more information about the Metadata web service operations. see “Metadata Web Service Operations” on page 27. On the Realtime Web Services page.

such as the Runnable and Protected properties. you can click on a service name. WSDL published by the Web Services Hub for the service.Figure 3-3 shows the main page for the Realtime Web Services page: Figure 3-3. Name of the Repository Service. Columns in Realtime Web Services Page Column Service Name Domain Name Repository Name Folder Name Workflow Name WSDL Description Service name defined in the web service workflow. To view additional service information. Workflow associated with the web service. Folder containing the service. Domain containing the Repository Service. Using the Web Services Hub Console 17 . Realtime Web Services Page Table 3-1 describes the columns displayed on the Realtime Web Services page: Table 3-1.

18 Chapter 3: Understanding the Web Services Hub . see “Creating and Configuring a Web Service Workflow” on page 79. Indicates the runnable value. Is Protected Is One Way Service WSDL Before you can build a client application to run a web service. Folder containing the service. Repository containing the service. the client application must call the Login operation and pass the user name and password through the HTTP header. If the web service is protected. WSDL published by the Web Services Hub to run the service. Indicates whether the service is one-way or request-response. For more information about protected services. see “Creating and Configuring a Web Service Workflow” on page 79. Indicates whether the service is protected or public. Realtime Service Description Page Table 3-2 describes the properties on the Realtime Service Description page: Table 3-2. Realtime Service Description Page Property Service Name Repository Name Folder Name Workflow Name Is Runnable Description Service name defined in the web service workflow. you need to know the service name and the protected status of the service. Workflow associated with the web service.Figure 3-4 shows the Realtime Service Description page: Figure 3-4. the client application does not need authentication. For more information about runnable services. If the web service is public.

Then assign the Integration Service to run the web service workflow. For information about running workflows and sessions on a grid. Note: The Web Services Hub is not a highly available service. When Session on Grid is enabled. run the web service workflow on the Integration Service associated with a grid. Only repository users with permission to administer the Integration Service can run and obtain information about sessions and workflows assigned to an Integration Service running in safe mode. the client application logs in with the user account for the repository associated with the Web Services Hub. Integration Service on a Single Node You can run a web service workflow with an Integration Service configured to run on a single node. To run a web service workflow on a grid from a client application. Create the grid and associate an Integration Service with the grid in the Administration Console. For Realtime web services.Web Services Hub and Integration Service The Web Services Hub supports an Integration Service running on a single node or on a grid. Integration Service in Safe Mode The Integration Service can run in normal or safe operating mode. Although you can run web service workflows with an Integration Service running in safe mode. Web Services Hub and Integration Service 19 . Integration Service on a Grid When a PowerCenter domain contains multiple nodes. See also “Integration Service Architecture” in the Administrator Guide. you can run a web service workflow on a grid. You can also enable the Session on Grid property of the session task. the Web Services Hub does not take advantage of high availability features such as failover and automatic recovery. the Integration Service distributes the session threads to the nodes in a grid. see “Running Workflows and Sessions on a Grid” in the Workflow Administration Guide. It also supports an Integration Service running in safe mode. the client application can log in with a user account that has permission to administer the Integration Service running in safe mode. For information about running the Integration Service in safe mode. see “Creating and Configuring the Integration Service” in the PowerCenter Administrator Guide. For Batch web services.

For Batch web services and protected Realtime web services. For protected realtime services. and password in every SOAP request sent to the Web Services Hub. The Web Services Hub also supports the HTTPS protocol for encryption of web service client requests. A web service client with repository access must have execute permission on a folder to run a service. see “Managing Users and User Accounts” in the PowerCenter Administrator Guide.Web Services Hub Security The Web Services Hub has the following levels of security: ♦ Encryption. the Web Services Hub does not authenticate web service requests. Authentication. Note: If a realtime web service is public. if the service is not runnable. Authorization. the web service client application must call the Login operation before it calls other operations. but it can invoke the service if the web service workflow is running. The Web Services Hub authenticates a request based on the user name and password. a web service client with execute permission on a folder can run a service in that folder based on service configuration. The Web Services Hub encrypts the repository login information in the configuration file used to connect to the repository. a web service client cannot start the service. The Web Services Hub authenticates requests from web service clients based on the user name and password. ♦ ♦ For more information about user access to services. A web service client must embed the repository user name. 20 Chapter 3: Understanding the Web Services Hub . For example. For more information about user access to the web service workflow. see “Creating and Configuring a Web Service Workflow” on page 79.

including the Web Services Hub. For more information about using the Log Viewer. see “Managing Logs” in the PowerCenter Administrator Guide. Web Services Hub Logs 21 . task execution. You can filter log events to get a list of only the log events for the Web Services Hub. and connection status. For more information about the Log Manager and configuring the Web Services Hub logs. and the associated workflow. see “Managing Logs” in the PowerCenter Administrator Guide. Viewing the Logs You can view Web Services Hub log events on the Administration Console Log Viewer.Web Services Hub Logs The Web Services Hub creates a log for status and error messages related to tasks. The logs include the IP address of the client. Note: The Web Services Hub also writes messages in the fault element of a SOAP response when it cannot process the request. see “SOAP Fault Handling” on page 22. the service the client invokes. the Log Manager displays the generated log event files in the log directory set by the domain administrator. In the PowerCenter Administration Console. You can troubleshoot problems by examining error messages in this log. For more information about fault handling. such as service initialization. you must have permission for the Web Services Hub in the Administration Console. To view log events. You can view and configure the logs for the Web Services Hub on the PowerCenter Administration Console. you can configure the size and location of the Web Services Hub logs and the level of errors that would be included in the logs. When you view log events in the Log Viewer. Configuring the Logs The Log Manager in the PowerCenter domain handles all logging functions for all services in the domain.

If the web service workflow is configured to send error data to the target.informatica. If the Web Services Hub encounters any error with the header element of a SOAP request.com/wsh”> <ErrorCode> error code </ErrorCode <ErrorMessage> error message </ErrorMessage> </ns1:HeaderFault> 22 Chapter 3: Understanding the Web Services Hub . Workflow name cannot be null. For a listing of error codes related to the Web Services Hub. it returns error information related to the header entries of the SOAP request message in a child element of the SOAP response header element. ♦ ♦ ♦ Messages contain a message code that includes a prefix and code number and the message text. For example. and the message text is the faultstring element of the SOAP fault. SOAP Fault Header The Web Services Hub reports header related errors in the header fault element of a SOAP response header. it does not process the body element. The message target is based on the task the Web Services Hub was performing when it encountered the error: ♦ If the Web Services Hub cannot process the header element of a SOAP request message. The SOAP response to the request contains the header fault element in the SOAP header and a SOAP fault element without the detail element. The message code is the ErrorCode element in the detail element of a SOAP fault. it sends a response to the web service client that contains error information indicating the cause of the error. the SOAP fault element in the SOAP response message contains a detail element with error information. The schema of this element is listed below: <ns1:HeaderFault xmlns:ns1=”http://www. The Integration Service receives requests from the Web Services Hub to run web service workflows. see “WSH Messages” in the PowerCenter Troubleshooting Guide. If the Web Services Hub cannot process the contents of the body element. the message code WSH_95002 has the following associated message text: Invalid request parameter.SOAP Fault Handling If the Web Services Hub cannot process a request. the Integration Service writes messages to fault targets.

If the error originates at the web service client. The faultstring value indicates that the error originated from the Integration Service.informatica. and the extended details provide detailed error information when the faultstring is a Web Services Hub or repository error. Web Services Hub. Detail. the message may have the wrong structure.SOAP Fault Body The SOAP fault body contains the following sub-elements: ♦ Faultcode.com/wsh"> <ErrorCode> Error Code </ ErrorCode > <ExtendedDetails> Actual Error </ ExtendedDetails > </ns:WSHFaultDetails> </detail> </SOAP-ENV: Fault> SOAP Fault Handling 23 . ♦ ♦ The Web Services Hub uses the following SOAP fault schema: <SOAP-ENV: Fault> <faultcode> Client/Server </faultcode> <faultstring>Brief Description of Error</faultstring> <detail> <ns:WSHFaultDetails xmlns:ns="www. The faultstring provides a description of the error. The faultcode determines if the error originates at the web service client or the Integration Service. or Repository Service. The detail element contains error information that includes an error code. Faultstring.

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27 Data Integration Web Service Operations. 26 Metadata Web Service Operations.Chapter 4 Batch Web Service Operations This chapter includes the following topics: ♦ ♦ ♦ Overview. 29 25 .

Overview You can schedule. The Batch web services consist of two groups of services defined in separate WSDLs: ♦ Metadata web services. or stop existing workflows and tasks using Batch web service operations. For more information about the request and response XML documents for these operations. You can retrieve workflow and session logs. Data Integration web services. 26 Chapter 4: Batch Web Service Operations . Note: Log segments obtained by Batch web services operation calls are either in Integration Service code page or in UTF-8. You can get session statistics and performance data. The operations for the Metadata web services are defined in the DataIntegration WSDL file available on the Batch Web Services page of the Web Services Hub console. ♦ This chapter explains the operations provided by the Batch web services. refer to the WSDL files. The operations for the Metadata web services are defined in the Metadata WSDL file available on the Batch Web Services page of the Web Services Hub console. start.

you must associate the repository with the Web Services Hub. This operation returns the names of all Integration Services associated with a given repository. getAllRepositories Use the getAllRepositories operation to view all repositories associated with the Web Services Hub. Use the Administration Console to associate a repository with a Web Services Hub. In a multiple Integration Service environment. getAllDIServers You can associate one or more Integration Services with a repository to run workflows and sessions. For more information about associating a repository with the Web Services Hub. For more information about the Login operation. Before a Web Services Hub client application can use a repository. Each Integration Service associated with a repository must have a service name and a combination of host name and port number that is unique among the services associated with the repository. Metadata Web Service Operations 27 . You can use the operations to log in to a repository and get the list of the following repository objects: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ All folders in a repository associated with the Web Services Hub All workflows in a folder All worklets and session tasks in a workflow All Integration Services registered for a repository All repositories associated with Web Services Hub The following section lists all operations available for the Metadata web services. Note: Since the getAllRepositories operation is not associated with a specific repository. You can call the getAllRepositories operation without calling the Login operation. see “Login” on page 28. see “Creating and Configuring a Web Services Hub” in the PowerCenter Administrator Guide.Metadata Web Service Operations Use the operations provided in the Metadata web services to retrieve metadata from the PowerCenter repositories associated with the Web Services Hub. you do not need to log in to a repository to use the operation. getAllFolders Use the getAllFolders operation to retrieve all folders in a repository. it is important to enter descriptive service names for each associated service to help users differentiate among Integration Services.

Logout The Logout operation disconnects you from the repository and Integration Service connections. Call this operation at the end of a client application run to release resources in the Web Services Hub. such as sessions. the web service client application can call any Batch web service operations. A workflow is a set of instructions that tells the Integration Service how to execute tasks. Note: Since the getAllRepositories operation is not associated with a specific repository. Workflow information includes the name of the workflow. The Login operation requires a repository name. see “getAllRepositories” on page 27. user name.getAllTaskInstances Use the getAllTaskInstances operation to get information about all worklets and session task instances in a workflow for a specified depth. After calling the Login operation. You can call the getAllRepositories operation without calling the Login operation. you do not need to log in to a repository to use the operation. Login The Login operation authenticates the user name and password for a specified repository. For more information about the getAllRepositories operation. 28 Chapter 4: Batch Web Service Operations . email notifications. you must provide the domain name for the repository. If the domain for the repository is different from the domain for the Web Services Hub. Otherwise. getAllWorkflows Use the getAllWorkflows operation to get information about all workflows in a folder. and whether the workflow is valid. the Web Services Hub assumes that the domain for the repository is the same as the domain for the Web Services Hub. the name of the folder in which the workflow resides. The client application must call this operation before calling any other operations. and password and returns an encrypted session ID. and shell commands.

Data Integration Web Service Operations You can perform the following tasks with Data Integration web services operations: ♦ Connect to and get details regarding the Integration Service. You can use the following operations to control the tasks in a workflows: − − − − − recoverWorkflow resumeWorkflow (deprecated) startTask stopTask waitTillTaskComplete ♦ Monitor and get statistics on sesstions. You can use the following operations to control how workflows run: − − − − − − startWorkflow stopWorkflow scheduleWorkflow startWorkflowFromTask unscheduleWorkflow waitTillWorkflowComplete ♦ Start and stop tasks in a workflow. You can use the following operations to verify that the Integration Service is running and connect to or get information about the Integration Service: − − − − pingDIServer getDIServerProperties initializeDIServerConnection deinitializeDIServerConnection ♦ Schedule and run workflows. You can use the following operations to get details on a session or workflow run: − − − − − − − − − getNextLogSegment getSessionLog getSessionPerformanceData getSessionStatistics getTaskDetails getWorkflowDetails getWorkflowLog monitorDIServer startSessionLogFetch Data Integration Web Service Operations 29 .

The Integration Service properties include the following information: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Integration Service name Integration Service version Product name Integration Service startup time Name of the repository associated with the Integration Service Data movement mode (ASCII or Unicode) Whether the Integration Service can debug mappings getNextLogSegment The getNextLogSegment operation returns a portion of a session or workflow log. Use this operation with the startSessionLogFetch or startWorkflowLogFetch operation. deinitializeDIServerConnection This operation disconnects the client application from the Integration Service. see “startSessionLogFetch” on page 33. see “getSessionLog” on page 31. see the PowerCenter Command Line Reference. To get session log information in one operation. Call the getNextLogSegment operation with the log handle generated by the startSessionLogFetch or startWorkflowLogFetch operation until the end of log is reached. see “startWorkflowLogFetch” on page 34. These operations are defined in the di. see “getWorkflowLog” on page 32. getDIServerProperties Use this operation to get the properties of the Integration Service. For more information about the startSessionLogFetch operation. 30 Chapter 4: Batch Web Service Operations . Use this operation in conjunction with initializeDIServerConnection to manage the connection from the client application to the Integration Service. For more information about the pmcmd command line program.wsdl.− startWorkflowLogFetch This section lists all operations available for the Data Integration web services. For more information about the startWorkflowLogFetch operation. To get workflow log information in one operation. The Logout operation also releases connections to the Integration Service acquired by the client application and performs cleanup operations. Note: This operation is equivalent to the disconnect pmcmd command. You can use this operation if you want to get the information in a session or workflow log in increments.

and the user that runs the workflow. getWorkflowDetails Use this operation to get the details of a given workflow. Note: Call this operation only for Session tasks. The task detail information includes folder and workflow name. getSessionStatistics Use this operation to get the statistics of a session running on the Integration Service. You can use this operation if you want to get all the information in the session log in one operation. this operation provides the statistics of the most recently run session. and run error codes and messages. To get session log information in increments. getSessionPerformanceData Use this operation to retrieve the performance data of a session running on the Integration Service. The amount of detail in the session log depends on the tracing level that you set. The getSessionLog operation returns the information in the session log. If the workflow is not running. If the parent workflow is not running. and the number of applied. When the session is not running. If the workflow is running. log file code page. Note: Call this operation only for Session tasks. If the parent workflow is running and the task has already run.getSessionLog When a service session runs. and load summary. getTaskDetails Use this operation to retrieve the details of a task from the Integration Service. run status. Data Integration Web Service Operations 31 . run status. and run error codes and messages. session validation. session and task run status. creation of SQL commands for reader and writer threads. error information. start time. and rejected rows. workflow log file. start and end time. such as initialization of processes. the operation returns the details of the running workflow. the Integration Service writes information to the session log. The performance details provide counters that help you understand the session and mapping efficiency. Workflow details include the name of the folder. workflow. the operation returns the task details of the last workflow run. affected. the operation returns the details of the last run of this workflow. Session statistics includes the folder and workflow name. errors encountered. task name and type. the number of successful and failed rows for source and target. the operation returns the details of the current task in the running workflow. see “getNextLogSegment” on page 30. It includes workflow run type.

monitorDIServer Use this operation to retrieve the status of the Integration Service. suspended. pingDIServer Use this operation to determine whether a Integration Service is running. and suspending workflows. see the PowerCenter Command Line Reference. and workflow run summary. details of the tasks and links within the workflows. To get workflow log information in increments.getWorkflowLog When the web service workflow runs. initializeDIServerConnection You can use this operation to initialize a connection to an Integration Service. you must pass the Integration Service name when you call Data Integration web service operations. The getWorkflowLog operation returns the information in the workflow log. If you call this operation at the start of the client application run. Otherwise. ALL. Returns status details for scheduled workflows. If you do not call this operation. If the domain for the Integration Service is different from the domain for the repository. the Web Services Hub uses the same domain for the repository and Integration Service. Note: This operation is equivalent to the pmcmd connect command. errors encountered. such as initialization of processes. This operation requires the Integration Service name. the Integration Service writes information to the workflow log. You can call this operation in the following modes: ♦ ♦ ♦ RUNNING. For more information about the pmcmd command line program. you must provide the domain name for the Integration Service. Returns information for all scheduled and active workflows. You can use this operation if you want to get all the information in the workflow log in one operation. you do not need to pass the Integration Service name when you call other Data Integration web service operations. details of active and scheduled workflows. workflow task run information. The return values are ALIVE or FAIL. 32 Chapter 4: Batch Web Service Operations . Returns status details for active workflows. see “getNextLogSegment” on page 30. The amount of detail in the workflow log depends on the tracing level. SCHEDULED. Active workflows include running.

Task C is a task within worklet B. Data Integration Web Service Operations 33 . You must specify the task instance path for the task to be started. For more information about the getNextLogSegment operation.recoverWorkflow Recovers suspended workflows. When you start a workflow from a task. a workflow contains worklet A which contains another worklet. startWorkflowFromTask Use this operation to stop a workflow from a task. The task instance path uniquely identifies a task instance inside a workflow. see “getNextLogSegment” on page 30. startWorkflow Use this operation to start a workflow. call the getNextLogSegment operation with the log handle generated by startSessionLogFetch until the end of log is reached. A task within a worklet is identified by its worklet and task names separated by periods: <WorkletName>. You can schedule any workflow that does not run on demand.B.C. the Integration Service runs the workflow from the selected task to the end of the workflow.<TaskName>. and Session tasks. Email. resumeWorkflow Deprecated operation. startTask Use this operation to start a specific task within a workflow. B. Use the recoverWorkflow operation. The task instance path for task C is A. A task within a workflow is identified by its task name alone. After you call the startSessionLogFetch operation. For example. The Integration Service recovers the workflow from all suspended and failed worklets and all suspended and failed Command. startSessionLogFetch The startSessionLogFetch generates a log handle for use with the getNextLogSegment operation. scheduleWorkflow Use this operation to schedule a workflow.

When you stop a workflow. After you call the startWorkflowLogFetch operation. see “getNextLogSegment” on page 30. You can prevent the client from starting the next workflow until the running workflow completes. unscheduleWorkflow Use this operation to unschedule a workflow. For more information about the task instance path. You can stop or abort a task. the Integration Service stops processing the task and all other tasks in its path. stopTask Use this operation to stop a task running on an Integration Service. For more information about the getNextLogSegment operation.startWorkflowLogFetch The startWorkflowLogFetch generates a log handle for use with the getNextLogSegment operation. If the workflow contains a worklet. you abort workflows only if the Integration Service fails to stop the workflow. see “startWorkflowFromTask” on page 33. you can run workflows concurrently. the Integration Service also tries to stop all the tasks that are currently running in the worklet. Normally. stopWorkflow Use this operation to stop a running workflow. You must specify the task instance path for the task to be aborted. Normally. waitTillWorkflowComplete Use this operation to wait for a workflow running on an Integration Service to complete. Otherwise. you abort tasks only if the Integration Service fails to stop the task. you can abort a running workflow by setting the isAbort parameter to true. When you stop a task in the workflow. call the getNextLogSegment operation with the log handle generated by startWorkflowLogFetch until the end of log is reached. In addition to stopping a workflow. 34 Chapter 4: Batch Web Service Operations . or worklet at any time. the Integration Service tries to stop all the tasks that are currently running in the workflow. waitTillTaskComplete Use this operation to wait for a task running on an Integration Service to complete. You can also abort a running task by setting the isAbort parameter to true. workflow.

37 Writing a Client Application in Java for Batch Web Services. 36 Client Applications for Batch Web Services. 48 Writing a Client Application in Java for Realtime Web Services. 40 Writing a Client Application in C# for Batch Web Services. 53 35 .Chapter 5 Writing Client Applications This chapter includes the following topics: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Overview. 50 Using Parameter Arrays. 44 Client Applications for Realtime Web Services.

To create a client application for the PowerCenter web services. 36 Chapter 5: Writing Client Applications . Web services toolkits make it easy to create client applications by generating client-side proxy classes from the web service WSDL files.NET and Apache Axis web services toolkits to write client applications for the PowerCenter web services. The general discussion on the steps to create a client application is followed by examples of how to create client applications in the Java and . You can create a client application to run PowerCenter Batch or Realtime web services. The application development follows the same basic steps.Overview This chapter provides an overview of how you can write client applications to use the web services offered by the PowerCenter Web Services Provider. You can use the Microsoft . you need the web service WSDL files and a web service toolkit.NET frameworks.

you need to generate client proxy classes for the web service WSDL files using a web services toolkit. Download the WSDLs for the Metadata web services and Data Integration web services from the Web Services Hub console. see “Batch Web Services” on page 15.Client Applications for Batch Web Services Developing a client application to access the Batch web services available in the PowerCenter Web Services Provider involves the following elements: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Client proxy classes Initialization Session maintenance Operation calls Resource cleanup Error handling Proxy objects For more information about writing a client application in Java using the Axis Web Services Toolkit to access the PowerCenter Batch web services. To generate client proxies. Generate the client-side proxy classes from the WSDL files using the web service toolkit. For more information about downloading the Batch Web Services WSDL files from the Web Services Hub console. 3. see “Writing a Client Application in Java for Batch Web Services” on page 40. see “Writing a Client Application in C# for Batch Web Services” on page 44. the endpoint URL is set to the Web Services Hub host name and port number. For more information about writing a client application in C# using the .NET Web Services Toolkit to access the PowerCenter Batch web services. 2. By default. Select the web services toolkit for the platform and language in which you want to develop. Refer to the web services toolkit documentation for details on generating proxy classes. Client Applications for Batch Web Services 37 . verify that the WSDL files contain the correct endpoint URL. when you download the WSDL files from the Web Services Hub console. Before you generate the proxy classes. Generating Client Proxy Classes To use the Batch Web Services operations available in the Web Services Hub. Initialization The client application performs an initialization step before it makes calls to Metadata and Data Integration web services operations. complete the following steps: 1. Each toolkit generates the client proxy classes in a specific way.

complete the following steps: 1. This section uses the name MWSProxy to refer to the Metadata API proxy object. and password and returns a session ID. Instantiate the proxy class for the Metadata API. complete the following steps: 1.informatica. 3. Operation Calls You are now ready to call Metadata web service and Data Integration web service operations using the MWSProxy and DIWSProxy objects. 38 Chapter 5: Writing Client Applications . The Login operation requires a repository name. This SOAP header contains the session ID sent by the Web Services Hub. Instantiate the proxy class for the Data Integration API. see “Data Integration Web Service Operations” on page 29. All subsequent requests made to the Batch web services operations using the MWSProxy object use these repository and user names. Session Maintenance The Web Services Hub requires session maintenance to cache resources. Call the Login operation using the MWSProxy object. Use the MWSProxy object to call Metadata web service operations. In the example. This section uses the name DIWSProxy to refer to the Data Integration API proxy object. the name of the Metadata API proxy object is MWSProxy. 2. For more information about using the Metadata web service operations. This operation call associates the MWSProxy object with the repository name and user name pair.To perform initialization. Use the DIWSProxy object to call Data Integration web service operations. The SOAP header in the SOAP message carries the session information facilitating session maintenance. 2. see “Metadata Web Service Operations” on page 27. For more information about using the Data Integration web service operations. To set up and perform session maintenance. Set the SOAP header in the MWSProxy object after the Login operation call. Set the SOAP header in the DIWSProxy object with the same session ID so that the same session ID will be sent for all subsequent requests made using the DIWSProxy object. Extract the header with the root element name Context and namespace http://www. user name. In the example.com/wsh from the response of the Login operation call. the name of the Data Integration API proxy object is DIWSProxy. 3. This will send the session ID in the SOAP header for all subsequent requests using the MWSProxy object.

call the Logout operation using the MWSProxy object. This scheme varies according to the toolkit. Proxy Objects The Login operation call creates a session for the repository and user name you provide. This session (and Metadata proxy object) is valid as long as the session ID is valid. The session ID (which corresponds to the Metadata proxy object) that you get from the Login operation call identifies this session. While calling any of the Batch web services operations. see “Error Handling in Axis” on page 43.NET” on page 46.NET Web Services Toolkit. The Logout operation releases the Web Services Hub resources acquired by client applications and performs cleanup operations. After you call the Logout operation. To release resources.Resource Cleanup The Web Services Hub implements session expiry for performance and resource clean up. see “Error Handling in . the session ID becomes invalid along with the corresponding Metadata and Data Integration proxy objects. If you log in to a repository but do not call the Logout operation. A web services toolkit provides an exception handling scheme to get the faultcode and faultstring field of a fault element. you might need an XML parser to parse the detail element field to obtain the error code and extended details. For more information about error handling schemes used in the . For more information about error handling schemes used in the Axis Web Services Toolkit. Error Handling SOAP fault elements in the SOAP response contain the errors that occur during calls to web services. Client Applications for Batch Web Services 39 . the client application should implement the appropriate error handling scheme to retrieve the SOAP fault. However. the Web Services Hub performs resource cleanup after the session expiration period.

Writing a Client Application in Java for Batch Web Services This section highlights the steps to write a client application in Java using the Axis Web Services Toolkit. for WSDL files named Metadata.WSDL2Java --NStoPkg http://www.apache. Verify that the WSDLs have the correct host name and port number for the Web Services Hub in the endpoint URL.axis. To generate client proxy classes in Java. run the following commands: java org.informatica. update the address element.com/wsh=ProxyClasses -W <WSDLFile> The -W option turns off support for wrapped document literal services.com/wsh=ProxyClasses -W Metadata.informatica.axis. which is available in the definitions\service\port hierarchy in the WSDL file.wsdl. Note: The sample code snippets in the following sections are taken from the Batch Web Services sample programs shipped with the Web Services Hub. complete the following steps: 1.apache.wsdl.java. 40 Chapter 5: Writing Client Applications .apache. 2.wsdl. If the endpoint URL is not correct.informatica.com/wsh=ProxyClasses -W DataIntegration. You can view the sample programs for the PowerCenter web services in the following directory: <PowerCenterInstallationDir>/server/samples/BatchWebServices/samples/axis Generating Client Proxy Classes in Axis You can generate client proxy classes in Java using the Axis Web Services Toolkit.wsdl and DataIntegration. Download the Metadata web services and Data Integration web services WSDL files from the Web Services Hub console.wsdl. Use the following command to generate the client proxy classes: java org. These commands generate the client proxy classes in the folder /ProxyClasses in the ProxyClasses package.WSDL2Java --NStoPkg http://www. java org. Initialization in Axis The client application must perform an initialization step before it makes calls to Metadata web services and Data Integration web services. Contains the interface for the Data Integration web services.WSDL2Java --NStoPkg http://www.wsdl. DataIntegrationInterface. For example.wsdl.java. The commands generate two proxy classes: − − MetadataInterface. Contains the interface for the Metadata web services.axis.

get the MWSProxy object as follows: MWSProxy=mdService. 3. 2.getMetadata(new java. loginReq. Otherwise. DataIntegrationService diService = new DataIntegrationServiceLocator().setRepositoryName(REPO_NAME). wrapped in an object LoginRequest and returns a session ID.To perform initialization. Get a MetadataInterface object (MWSProxy) from the MetadataService object created in step 1.URL(DIWS_URL)).wsdl has the correct URL.setPassword(PASSWORD). Call the Login operation with the MWSProxy object to create a session ID for the client application user account.login(loginReq). and password. MWS_URL is a variable containing the endpoint URL for the Metadata web services.setUserName(USER_NAME). If the service endpoint URL in the DataIntegration. Writing a Client Application in Java for Batch Web Services 41 . Get a DataIntegrationInterface object (DIWSProxy) from the DataIntegrationService object created in step 1. REPO_DOMAIN_NAME is a string containing a PowerCenter domain name. String sessionID = MWSProxy. REPO_NAME is a string containing the name of a repository in the domain. repository.URL(MWS_URL)). Create MetadataService and DataIntegrationService objects by instantiating the service locator classes: MetadataService mdService = new MetadataServiceLocator(). Use the MWSProxy object to call Metadata web service operations. loginReq. 4.getDataIntegration(new java. loginReq. The Login operation takes a domain. user name. If the Metadata service endpoint URL in the Metadata.setRepositoryDomainName(REPO_DOMAIN_NAME).net. USER_NAME is a string containing a user name valid for the repository. and PASSWORD is a string containing the password for the user to log in to the repository. LoginRequest loginReq = new LoginRequest(). DIWS_URL is a variable containing the endpoint URL for the Data Integration web services. get the MWSProxy object as follows: MWSProxy=mdService.getDataIntegration(). complete the following steps: 1.getMetadata(). Otherwise. get the DIWSProxy object as follows: DIWSProxy=diService.wsdl has the correct URL.net. get the DIWSProxy object as follows: DIWSProxy=diService. Use the DIWSProxy object to call Data Integration web service operations. loginReq.

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Associate the MWSProxy and DIWSProxy objects with the repository and user name in the session ID. All subsequent requests made to the Batch web services using the MWSProxy or DIWSProxy object use the repository and user name in the session ID.
((org.apache.axis.client.Stub)MWSProxy).setHeader(createSessionHeader(sessionID)); ((org.apache.axis.client.Stub)DIWSProxy).setHeader(createSessionHeader(sessionID));

Session Maintenance in Axis
The Web Services Hub requires session maintenance to cache resources. The SOAP header in the SOAP message carries the session information facilitating session maintenance. To perform session maintenance, complete the following steps: 1. Extract the SOAP header (MWSHeader) with the root element name “Context” and the namespace http://www.informatica.com/wsh from the response of the Login operation call using the MWSProxy object. This SOAP header contains the session ID sent by the Web Services Hub. Send this session ID in a SOAP header for all subsequent requests using the MWSProxy object. You set the SOAP header once in the MWSProxy object after the Login operation call, as follows:
SOAPHeaderElement MWSHeader =((org.apache.axis.client.Stub)MWSProxy).getResponseHeader( “http://www.informatica.com/wsh”,“Context”); ((org.apache.axis.client.Stub)MWSProxy).setHeader(MWSHeader);

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Set the SOAP header in the DIWSProxy object with the same SOAP header:
((org.apache.axis.client.Stub)DIWSProxy).setHeader(MWSHeader);

Making Operation Calls in Axis
You are now ready to call Metadata web service and Data Integration web service operations using the MWSProxy and DIWSProxy objects. For example, you can call the getAllDIServers operation to get a list of Integration Services:
DIServerInfoArray servers = MWSProxy.getAllDIServers(null); if (servers.getDIServerInfo() != null) { for(int i=0; i < servers.getDIServerInfo().length ; i++) { System.out.println("("+(i+1)+") "+servers.getDIServerInfo(i).getName()); } }

You can call the pingDIServer operation to check the state of an Integration Service:
DIServiceInfo diInfo = new DIServiceInfo(); diInfo.setDomainName(DI_DOMAIN_NAME); diInfo.setServiceName(SERVICE_NAME);

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EPingState eps = DIWSProxy.pingDIServer(pingReq);

DI_DOMAIN_NAME is a variable containing the name of the domain that contains the Integration Service. SERVICE_NAME is a variable containing the Integration Service name.

Clean Up in Axis
Clean up operations release the Web Services Hub resources acquired by client applications. To clean up and release resources, call the Logout operation using the MWSProxy object:
MWSProxy.logout(new VoidRequest());

Error Handling in Axis
You can implement client application error handling in Axis by placing the code in a try block and catching the FaultDetails object. The FaultDetails class is generated as part of the client proxies. You can use the following code in a try block to catch the FaultDetails object:
try { // Code for steps explained above. } catch(FaultDetails fault) { // Display fault code System.out.println(“fault code : “ + fault.getFaultCode()); // Display fault string System.out.println(“fault string : “ + fault.getFaultString()); // Display error code System.out.println(“error code is : “ + fault.getErrorCode()); // Display extended details System.out.println(“extended detail is : “ + fault.getExtendedDetails()); }

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This section highlights the steps to write a client application in C# using the .NET Web Services Toolkit.
Note: The sample code snippets in the following sections are taken from the Batch Web

Services sample programs. You can view the sample programs in the following directory:
<PowerCenterInstallationDir>\server\samples\BatchWebServices\samples\dotnet\csharp

Generating Client Proxy Classes in .NET
You can create client proxy classes for the Web Services Hub in C# using the Microsoft .NET Web Services Toolkit. To generate client proxies in C#, complete the following steps: 1. Download the Metadata web services and Data Integration web services WSDL files from the Web Services Hub console. Verify that the WSDLs have the correct host name and port number for the Web Services Hub in the endpoint URL. If the endpoint URL is not correct, update the address element, which is available in the definitions\service\port hierarchy in the WSDL file. Use the following command to generate the client proxy classes:
wsdl <WSDLFile>

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For example, for WSDL files named Metadata.wsdl and DataIntegration.wsdl, run the following commands:
wsdl Metadata.wsdl wsdl DataIntegration.wsdl

The commands generate two proxy classes:
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MetadataService.cs. Contains the interface for the Metadata web services. DataIntegrationService.cs. Contains the interface for the Data Integration web services.

Initialization in .NET
The client application must perform an initialization step before it makes calls to Metadata web services and Data Integration web services. To perform initialization, complete the following steps: 1. Instantiate a MetadataServiceSoapBinding class object (MWSProxy):
MWSProxy= new MetadataServiceSoapBinding();

If the Metadata service endpoint URL in the Metadata.wsdl does not have the correct URL, you can set the URL with the following code:
MWSProxy.Url = MWS_URL;

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The Login operation takes a domain. Call the Login operation using the MWSProxy object to create a session ID for the client application user account. 2. 4. user name. MWSProxy. Making Operation Calls in . The SOAP header in the SOAP message carries the session information facilitating session maintenance. loginReq. The . You do not need to take additional steps. repository. All subsequent requests made to the Batch web services using the MWSProxy or DIWSProxy object use the repository and user name in the session ID. REPO_DOMAIN_NAME is a string containing a PowerCenter domain name.NET The Web Services Hub requires session maintenance to cache resources. you can set the URL with the following code: DIWSProxy. wrapped in an object LoginRequest and returns a session ID. Instantiate a DataIntegrationServiceSoapBinding class object (DIWSProxy): DIWSProxy= new DataIntegrationServiceSoapBinding ().NET client proxy classes handle session maintenance for you. Session Maintenance in . String sessID = MWSProxy.Url = DIWS_URL.RepositoryName = REPO_NAME.SessionId = sessID.MWS_URL is a variable containing the endpoint URL for the Metadata web services. Associate the MWSProxy and DIWSProxy object with the repository and user name in the session ID. REPO_NAME is a string containing the name of a repository in the domain.RepositoryDomainName = REPO_DOMAIN_NAME. If the Data Integration service endpoint URL in the DataIntegration. LoginRequest loginReq = new LoginRequest(). Writing a Client Application in C# for Batch Web Services 45 . and password.SessionId = sessID.NET You are now ready to call Metadata web service and Data Integration web service operations using the MWSProxy and DIWSProxy objects. and PASSWORD is a string containing the password for the user to log in to the repository. loginReq. loginReq. DIWS_URL is a string containing the Data Integration web service endpoint URL. USER_NAME is a string containing a user name valid for the repository. Use the DIWSProxy object to call the Data Integration web service operations.wsdl does not have the correct URL. Use the MWSProxy object to call Metadata web service operations.Password = PASSWORD. DIWSProxy.UserName = USER_NAME.Context.Login(loginReq).Context. 3. loginReq.

if (servers != null) { for(int i=0. DIServiceInfo diInfo1 = new DIServiceInfo().ServiceName = DI_SERVICE_NAME1. DI_DOMAIN_NAME is a variable containing the name of the domain that contains the Integration Service. } } You can call the pingDIServer operation to check the state of an Integration Service: PingDIServerRequest pingReq = new PingDIServerRequest().GetAllDIServers(null).NET by placing the code in a try block and catching the SOAP Exception object. } catch(SoapException fault) { // Display fault code Console.WriteLine(“fault code is : “ + fault.For example. You can use the following code in a try block to catch the SOAP Exception object: try { //Code for steps explained above. Error Handling in . // Parsing detail element XmlNode detail = fault.com/PowerCenter”].informatica. 46 Chapter 5: Writing Client Applications .NET You can implement client application error handling in . XmlElement WSHFaultDetails = detail[“WSHFaultDetails”. you can call the getAllDIServers operation to get a list of Integration Services: DIServerInfo[] servers = MWSProxy. i++) { Console. EPingState pingResult = DIWSProxy1.Message).Length . “http:// www.NET framework SDK. pingReq.pingDIServer(pingReq). diInfo1. // Display fault string Console. The SOAP Exception class is part of the .Code). i < servers.DomainName = DI_DOMAIN_NAME.WriteLine("("+(i+1)+") "+servers[i]. pingReq.Detail. DI_SERVICE_NAME is a variable containing the Integration Service name.DIServiceInfo = diInfo1.TimeOut = (PING_TIME_OUT). diInfo1.WriteLine(“fault string is : “ + fault.Name).

InnerText).InnerText). // Display extended details Console. XmlElement ExtendedDetails= WSHFaultDetails [“ExtendedDetails”]. // Display error code Console. } Writing a Client Application in C# for Batch Web Services 47 .XmlElement ErrorCode= WSHFaultDetails [“ErrorCode”].WriteLine (“extended detail is : “ + ExtendedDetails.WriteLine (“error code is : “ + ErrorCode.

Enable the following options in the workflow to allow a client application to run the workflow: ♦ ♦ ♦ Web Service.Client Applications for Realtime Web Services Client applications for Realtime web services involve the following elements: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Web service workflows Client proxy classes Initialization Operation calls Error handling For more information about writing Java client applications to access Realtime web services in PowerCenter. see “Writing a Client Application in Java for Realtime Web Services” on page 50. Each toolkit generates the client proxy classes in a specific way. 48 Chapter 5: Writing Client Applications . you need to generate client proxy classes from the WSDL files of the web service you want to access. 2. Visible. Download the WSDL for the realtime web service from the Web Services Hub console. Web Service Workflows You build realtime web service client applications to run web services workflows. Enable the Runnable option to allow a client application to run the web service workflow. Enable the Visible option so that the Web Services Hub publishes the WSDL for the web service in the Web Services Hub console. 3. create the mappings and workflows in PowerCenter. Generate the client-side proxy classes from the WSDL file using the web service toolkit. Refer to the web services toolkit documentation for details on generating proxy classes. Initialization The client application must instantiate the web service object in the client proxy classes and get the port for the web service before the application can make calls to the web service operations. Enable the Web Service option to turn a workflow into a web service workflow. Runnable. Select the web services toolkit for the platform and language in which you want to develop. Generating Client Proxy Classes To use Realtime web services you create in PowerCenter. Before you create the client application. To generate client proxies. complete the following steps: 1.

the client application must handle the response as needed.Operation Calls To invoke a web service operation. SOAP fault elements in the SOAP response contain the errors that occur during calls to web services. Client Applications for Realtime Web Services 49 . Error Handling Error handling in a Realtime web services client application is the same as in a Batch Web Services client application. the client application must create a request object and pass it to the port operation. When the web service sends back a response. The client application should implement the appropriate error handling scheme to retrieve the SOAP fault.

You then create the client application based on the web service WSDL. you must first create the web service workflow and generate the WSDL for the web service. complete the following steps: 1. Create a mapping for the web service workflow. see “Working With Web Service Workflows” on page 77. Generate the client proxy classes for the web service. you can view the WSDL on the console of the Web Services Hub associated with the web service. For more information about creating a PowerCenter mapping to use in a web service. 3. Create the request object. To create a client application that calls Realtime web services. 50 Chapter 5: Writing Client Applications . 2. complete the following steps: 1. see “Working with Mappings” on page 57.Writing a Client Application in Java for Realtime Web Services This section provides instructions for using the Axis Web Services Toolkit to create a Java client application program that calls a PowerCenter realtime web service. Initialize the web service objects.org/axis/java/user-guide. see “Configuring the Web Service Workflow” on page 80. Locate and download the WSDL for the web service workflow. Perform the next steps within the Java application. For more information about configuring the web service workflow. transform the data. and send the response back to the web service client or write it to any target that PowerCenter supports. Create a workflow to run the mapping and enable the Web Services option in the workflow properties. For more information about using the Axis Web Services Toolkit see the documentation on the Apache web site: http://ws. After you create the web service. If you configure the web service to be visible. PowerCenter generates a WSDL for the web service. Pass the request object to the port operation and handle the response. You can create a mapping to receive a message from a web service client.html Before you create the client application that calls a PowerCenter web service workflow. Create a workflow and enable it as a web service. 2. you can develop a client application to run the web service workflow.apache. For more information about creating and configuring a web service workflow. 4. After you create the proxy classes. create the Java application to call the web service. To create a PowerCenter web service and generate the WSDL. 3. When you create the web service workflow. Select the Runnable option so that client applications outside of PowerCenter can run the workflow.

com or urn:x. Typically.WSDL2Java -W <WSDLFile> For example.y. Use the following command to generate the client proxy classes: java org. the following code instantiates the service locator: CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROW service = new CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROWLocator(). for a WSDL file named SampleWS. In the sample client application. Writing a Client Application in Java for Realtime Web Services 51 .y. WSDL2Java generates package names based on the namespaces in the WSDL.WSDL2Java -W SampleWS. run the following command: java org. the following code creates a lookup request object: CustomerLookupRequest request = new CustomerLookupRequest(). To create the web service object. request.getCustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROWPort()). if the namespace is of the form http://x. Create the Request Object You must create a request object and any required parameter to be passed to the web service. By default.axis. you can run the WSDL2Java tool to generate the Java proxy class files.wsdl. Verify that the WSDL has the correct host name and port number for the web service in the endpoint URL. the corresponding package will be com. Initialize the Web Service Objects Before you call any web service operation.apache. Step 2.axis.com. In the sample program. In the sample program. You can view the example in the following directory: <PowerCenterInstallationDir>/server/samples/RealtimeWebServices/samples /axis/CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROW Step 1. which is available in the \definitions\service\port hierarchy in the WSDL file. Specifically. If the endpoint URL is not correct. Step 3.Note: The sample code snippets in the following sections are taken from the Realtime web services sample program for multiple row lookup. update the address element. To get the port for the web service. you must create the web service object in the client proxy classes and get the port for the web service.wsdl. WSDL2Java generates a class for each data type defined in the WSDL.wsdl The -W option turns off support for wrapped document literal services. the following code gets the port for the web service: CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROWPort port = service.x.setCustomerID_in(CustomerID).wsdl. instantiate the service locator classes. use the proxy class created for the port type.apache. Generate Client Proxy Classes in Axis You can use the Axis Web Services Toolkit to generate Java client proxy classes for the web service WSDL.y.

println("***** Customer(s) that matches with the Customer ID is/are . System. if (responseOperation == null) { System. pass it to the port operation.println(). In the sample client application.println("***** Customer Address: " + response[i].customerLookup_MULTIPLEROWOperation(requestOperation).out.out.out.out. System.Step 4.getCustomerAge_out()). System.out.println("***** Customer Name: " + response[i]. the following code passes the request object to the port and displays the response: _CustomerMultipleRowLookupOperationResponse responseOperation = port.println ().getCustomerGender_out())..println("***** Customer Gender: " + response[i]. System.length.getItem()..println("***** Customer ID: " + response[i]. System.length . for (int i = 0.out. } else { CustomerLookupResponse[] response = responseOperation. } } 52 Chapter 5: Writing Client Applications . i < response.getCustomerID_out()).getCustomerName_out()).out. System."). The web service sends back a response.getCustomerAddress_out()). if (i < response. i++) { System. You can handle the response based on your requirements. Send the Request and Handle the Response After you create the request object.println("Customer(s) with the ID as " + CustomerID + " does not exist!!!").out.1) System.out.println("***** Customer Age: " + response[i].

provide the parameter values in the elements of the parameter array in the client application. name. a request to start a workflow or task can specify the parameters associated with the workflow or task with the name of a parameter file or the list of parameters and values in parameter array. such as a database connection or a source or target file. For a web service client application. and value of the parameter. For example. you have the following parameters in a parameter file: [s_m_A] $a=1 $b=2 $c=3 Using Parameter Arrays 53 .Using Parameter Arrays In PowerCenter. The WSDL contains the following definition for the parameter array elements: <complexType name="Parameter"> <sequence> <element name="Scope" type="xsd:string" /> <element name="Name" type="xsd:string" /> <element name="Value" type="xsd:string" /> </sequence> </complexType> <complexType name="ParameterArray"> <sequence> <element maxOccurs="unbounded" minOccurs="0" name="Parameters" nillable="true" type="impl:Parameter" /> </sequence> </complexType> For example. you can define the values for parameters associated with a workflow or session in a parameter file or a parameter array. The parameter file must be accessible to the Integration Service. a parameter represents a value you can change between sessions. it uses the parameters in an array the same way it uses parameters in a parameter file. You can create parameters associated with a workflow or session to provide flexibility each time you run a workflow or session. To use a parameter array. When the Integration Service runs the workflow or task. Parameter Array Definition The parameter definition in a SOAP request consists of the scope. To use the parameters in a parameter file. specify the parameter file name in the client application.

You can specify any number of parameters in a parameter array. The following sample code from a web service client application in Axis shows how to create the parameter array in a WorkflowRequest: Parameter[] parameters = new Parameter[4].s_m_B] $d=4 The SOAP request for a web service call to the StartWorkflow operation with the same parameters in a parameter array would include the following elements: <StartWorkflow> … <Parameters> <Parameter> <Scope>s_m_A</Scope> <Name>$a</Name> <Value>1</Value> </Parameter> <Parameter> <Scope>s_m_A</Scope> <Name>$b</Name> <Value>2</Value> </Parameter> <Parameter> <Scope>s_m_A</Scope> <Name>$c</Name> <Value>3</Value> </Parameter> <Parameter> <Scope>WSH_Folder. Parameter param1 = new Parameter(). 54 Chapter 5: Writing Client Applications .s_m_B</Scope> <Name>$d</Name> <Value>4</Value> </Parameter> … </StartWorkflow> The WorkflowRequest and TaskRequest types contain ParameterArray elements.[WSH_Folder.

Parameters[0] = param1.s_m_B”).setScope(“s_m_A”). Parameters[1] = param2. WorkflowRequest wfReq = new WorkflowRequest().setName(“$c”). Parameter param2 = new Parameter(). Parameters[2] = param3. Parameter param4 = new Parameter().setValue(“1”).setName(“$d”).setValue(“4”). wfReq. Param2. You can use parameter arrays in the following operations: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ StartWorkflow StartWorkflowFromTask RecoverWorkflow ResumeWorkflow (deprecated) StartTask Using Parameter Arrays 55 .setValue(“2”).setName($a”). Param3. Param3.setValue(“3”). Parameters[3] = param4. Param1. Param4.setScope(“WSH_Folder. Param1. Param2.setScope(“s_m_A”).setScope(“s_m_A”).setName(“$b”). Param4.Param1. Param2. Parameter param3 = new Parameter(). Param3. Param4.setParameters(parameters).

♦ The parameter array in a SOAP request overrides any parameter file defined in the properties of a task or workflow. If you specify a parameter array in a web service request to start a workflow and the workflow has an associated parameter file defined in the workflow properties.Rules and Guidelines for Using Parameter Arrays Use the following rules and guidelines when you use a parameter array in a web service request: ♦ Use a parameter file OR a parameter array. Do not specify a parameter file name and a parameter array in the a SOAP request when you make a web service operation call. the Integration Service uses the parameter array in the web service request when it runs the workflow. If you specify both a parameter file and parameter array in the SOAP request. 56 Chapter 5: Writing Client Applications . the Web Services Hub returns the following fault: ERROR: Error: Both parameter list and parameter file are specified.

66 Working with Web Service Mappings. 59 Viewing and Editing Web Service Definitions. 72 Attachments.Chapter 6 Working with Mappings This chapter includes the following topics: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Overview. 75 57 . 58 Importing Web Service Source and Target Definitions.

the Designer imports output and fault messages. the Designer imports the input message. metadata extensions. and send the response back to the web service client or write it to any target PowerCenter supports. You can edit properties such as description. Import operations from a WSDL file to create web service source and target definitions. You can also create a mapping using flat file or XML sources and targets and use it in a web service workflow. When you import a source. Most properties of a web service definition are read-only. transform the data. You can create a mapping to receive a message from a web service client. Create mappings. use the Designer to complete the following tasks: ♦ Import definitions. View and edit definitions. PowerCenter can receive and send attachments as part of the SOAP request. Based on the source and target definitions. and precision for String and Binary datatypes. The Designer creates multiple groups in a definition based on the XML hierarchy of the file. You can edit the definition in the Designer workspace. This allows you receive message data through a SOAP call by attachment instead of reading it from a file. When you import a target.Overview Before you can define a web service workflow in the Workflow Manager. You can view the groups and relationships in the XML Editor. ♦ ♦ 58 Chapter 6: Working with Mappings .

The Designer creates a source or target definition based on the operation you choose in the WSDL file you import: ♦ ♦ ♦ When you import a WSDL file in the Source Analyzer. Importing Web Service Source and Target Definitions 59 . This represents the metadata for a web service SOAP request. Figure 6-1 shows a source definition imported from a WSDL file: Figure 6-1.Importing Web Service Source and Target Definitions Web service source and target definitions represent metadata for SOAP request and response messages. Note: You can import definitions from a WSDL file with document/literal encoding. Each definition has multiple groups. the Designer imports the input message of an operation. You create web service source and target definitions by importing a WSDL file. Body group has foreign key pointing to root group. it creates an attachment group in definition. Header group has foreign key pointing to root group. Web Service Source Definition Root group contains message ID. the Designer imports output message of an operation. You can import definitions that contain MIME attachments. If the Designer detects an attachment. the Import Wizard imports the input message associated with the operation. Detail group has foreign key pointing to body group. This represents the metadata for a web service SOAP response. Importing Web Service Source Definitions When you use the Source Analyzer to import an operation from a WSDL file. The WSDL file contains information about a web service operation. When you import a WSDL file in the Target Designer.

Message Header Ports Port Name PK_Message MessageID ClientID ClientIP Description Generated primary key for the root group. see “Steps for Importing Web Service Sources and Targets” on page 61. User ID of the web service client. This detail group has an n:1 relationship with the body group. 60 Chapter 6: Working with Mappings . the Web Services Hub uses this information to identify the web service client and generate a message ID. TCP/IP address of the web service client. Each message contains a group for the message root and the message body. A fault message represents an error processing the request. Web Services Definition Groups Group Name Message Header_name Body_name X_ name Att_name Description Root group contains the message ID and client information. Attachment group contains a foreign key pointing to the root group. Detail group contains a foreign key pointing to the body group. The message root group for a web service target definition contains a message ID port. the Designer creates ports in the message header that are not part of the XML hierarchy. the Import Wizard imports the output message and any fault message associated with the operation. see Table 6-2. The body group has a 1:1 relationship with the root group.Table 6-1 describes the groups in a web service definition: Table 6-1. Table 6-2 describes the message header ports in a web service definition: Table 6-2. Web Services Hub generates the message ID when it receives a request. Body group contains a foreign key pointing to the root group. When you run a web service workflow. the Import Wizard may create multiple fault definitions. It uses this ID to correlate the incoming request with the outgoing response. When you import a web service source definition. For information about the message header ports. For information about importing web service source definitions. The attachment group has an n:1 relationship with the root group. Importing Web Service Target Definitions When you use the Target Designer to import an operation from a WSDL file. The header group has 1:1 relationship with the root group. Header group contains a foreign key to the root group. Because a function within an operation can result in different faults.

Figure 6-2 shows a sample output message and fault message:
Figure 6-2. Web Service Target Definitions
Output Message Fault Message

Note: When the Designer imports a web service target definition, it names the definition based

on the operation and the target type, such as output or target. If you rename the definition, you can verify the target type on the Metadata Extensions tab. For information about importing web service target definitions, see “Steps for Importing Web Service Sources and Targets” on page 61.

Steps for Importing Web Service Sources and Targets
When you import a WSDL file, you can import it from a local file or you can import it from a URL. You can import definitions from a WSDL file with document/literal encoding. The Import Wizard imports the input message of operation as a source definition. It imports the output message and fault message of an operation as target definitions. If a service does not have an associated operation, you cannot import the definition. You can choose from the following options to create XML views:

Create entity relationships. Use this option to create views for multiple-occurring or referenced elements and complex types. You create relationships between views instead of creating one large hierarchy. For more information about entity relationships, see the PowerCenter XML Guide. Create hierarchical relationships. This is the default option for importing WSDLs. Use this option to create a root and expand the XML components under the root. If you choose to create a hierarchical relationship, then you create a normalized view. In a normalized view, every element or attribute appears once. One-to-many relationships become separate XML views with keys to relate the views. For more information about hierarchical relationships, see the PowerCenter XML Guide.

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From the Source Analyzer, click Sources > Import from WSDL (Provider). - or From the Target Designer, click Targets > Import from WSDL (Provider).

Select a URL.

Configure default precision. Choose to import from a local file or a URL. 2.

Choose to display import errors.

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Table 6-3 describes the options you can configure when you choose Advanced Options.
Table 6-3. Advanced Options for Importing Web Service Definitions
Option Override all infinite lengths Generate names for XML columns Description You can specify a default length for fields with undefined lengths, such as strings. You can choose to name XML columns with a sequence of numbers or with the element or attribute name from the schema. If you use names, choose from the following options: - When the XMLColumn refers to an attribute, prefix it with the element name. PowerCenter uses the following format for the name of the XML column:
NameOfElement_NameOfAttribute

- Prefix the XML view name for every XML column. PowerCenter uses the following format for the name of the XML column:
NameOfView_NameOfElement

- Prefix the XML view name for every foreign-key column. PowerCenter uses the following format for the name of a generated foreign key column:
FK_NameOfView_NameOfParentView_NameOfPKColumn

Maximum length for a column name is 80 characters. PowerCenter truncates column names longer than 80 characters. If a column name is not unique, PowerCenter adds a numeric suffix to keep the name unique. 3.

Select whether to import from a local file or a URL. If you choose to import from a URL, select a URL from the Address list and click Open. If you choose to import from a local file, select a file and click Open.

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Importing Web Service Source and Target Definitions 65 .6. The web service definition appears in the workspace. 7. Choose to generate XML views as entity relationships or as hierarchy relationships. Click Finish. Hierarchy relationships with normalized XML views is the default option.

Columns Tab The Columns tab displays column information. On the Columns tab. see “Steps for Importing Web Service Sources and Targets” on page 61. you can view the Web Services Domain metadata extensions. you can provide the owner name and description. Note: The Mapping Designer invalidates mappings that use source and target web service definitions with a total column length greater than 500 MB. Attributes. you can edit the precision for String datatypes. On the Metadata Extensions tab. On the Attributes tab. You can edit precision for String and Binary datatypes. precision. You can also add business names and column descriptions. You can set the precision for String datatypes when you import the source or target. Viewing and Editing Definitions in the Designer Web service source definitions and target definitions contain the following tabs: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Table.Viewing and Editing Web Service Definitions After you import a web service source or target. You cannot change the table type. For more information about modifying the precision when you import a definition. 66 Chapter 6: Working with Mappings . such as port name. You can also edit some properties in the Designer workspace. datatype. and you can change the name of the definition. You can also add metadata extensions in the User Defined Metadata Domain. you can view attribute values for each column in a source or target definition. Columns. When you set the precision. you can view the definition in the Designer workspace or the XML Editor. and you can add business names and column descriptions. and scale. On the Table tab. Metadata Extensions. You can also modify the precision of individual columns after you import a definition. the Designer uses the new value the next time you import a definition.

Columns Tab for a Web Service Definition Viewing and Editing Web Service Definitions 67 .Figure 6-3 shows the Columns tab for a web service source definition: Figure 6-3.

Attributes Tab for a Web Service Definition MIME Type of Attachment 68 Chapter 6: Working with Mappings . Figure 6-4 shows the Attributes tab for a web service target definition: Figure 6-4. the Attributes tab displays the MIME type in the data field.Attributes Tab The Attributes tab is a read-only tab that displays the XPath and XMLDataType values for each field in a source or target definition. If the definition has an Attachment group.

which can be input. or fault. The XML Editor is read-only for web service source and target definitions. You can also view the vendor-defined extensions in the Web Services Provider Domain. Output. output. To view a web service definition in the XML Editor: Right-click a definition and choose WSDL Workspace.Metadata Extensions Tab You can create metadata extensions on the Metadata Extensions tab. you can view the groups and relationships in the XML Editor. You can perform functions such as validation and searching. View Definitions in the XML Editor After you import a web service source or target definition. Metadata Extensions Tab for a Web Service Definition Displays message type: Input. Viewing and Editing Web Service Definitions 69 . These metadata extensions identify the message type. For more information about the XML Editor. see the PowerCenter XML Guide. or Fault. Figure 6-5 shows the Metadata Extensions tab for a web service source definition: Figure 6-5.

When you set the load scope to transaction. Transaction. Different groups in the target can receive data from different transaction generators. the Integration Service generates a response when it receives all data in the transaction. the Integration Service generates a response after it receives all incoming data. XML Editor Views of Web Service Definition Editing Web Service Targets in a Mapping When you work with web service targets in a mapping. When you set the load scope to all input. All groups in the target must receive data from the same transaction generator. The Integration Service ignores commits when the load scope is all input. You can configure the following load scope values: ♦ All input. ♦ 70 Chapter 6: Working with Mappings .Figure 6-6 shows the XML Editor view of the source definition shown in Figure 6-1 on page 59: Figure 6-6. Load scope in a web service target definition is similar to the transformation scope in a transformation. you can configure the load scope on the Properties tab.

You must set the load scope to transaction if you enable real-time flush and set the realtime flush latency to a value greater than zero. Viewing and Editing Web Service Definitions 71 . see “Understanding Commit Points” in the Workflow Administration Guide. For more information about transformation scope.

transform the data. A request-response service uses both a web service source and a web service target. you can create a one-way mapping. Note: You can also create mappings with flat file or XML source or targets and run them in web service workflows. Multiple mappings. You can create one mapping or multiple mappings to process a request-response service. Web Service Target Can have multiple instances of one target output definition. Required Sources and Targets in a Service Service Type Request-Response One-way Web Service Source Must have one instance of one web service source definition. you do not need to propagate the message ID to the target. For more information. When you create a one-way mapping. A request-response service receives an incoming request from the web service client.Working with Web Service Mappings You can create web service mappings to process web service requests. and sends the response back to the web service client. A web service mapping can contain source or target definitions imported from a Web Services Description Language (WSDL) file containing a web service operation. − ♦ One-way service. Contains no web service target definition. and send the response back in a single session. Can have multiple target fault definitions. Create multiple mappings if you need to stage data before sending a response back to the web service client. You receive an incoming request. You can create a workflow that contains a session for each mapping. transforms the data. you must propagate the message ID from the source to the target. Table 6-4 describes the web service source and target definitions you use based on the mapping type: Table 6-4. see “Running Sessions and Web Service Workflows” on page 90. If you receive updates and notifications from a web service client. but do not need to send back a response. − One mapping. Must have one instance of one web service source definition. 72 Chapter 6: Working with Mappings . The mapping you create depends on the type of service that you want to run: ♦ Request-response service. The Integration Service loads data to a target. The web service source and target definitions you include in the mapping depend on the type of mapping you create. Create one mapping that contains both the web service source and web service target definitions. often triggered by a real-time event through a web service request. A one-way mapping uses a web service client for the source. It can also contain flat file or XML source or target definitions. When you create mappings for a request-response service.

an organization has an online order service. 2. you receive message data that you need to process. you want to store all order information in a log and pass confirmation and order totals back to the customer. You create the following mappings: 1. and sends messages to another MQSeries queue. When you create a requestresponse mapping. If you do not import source and target definitions from the same WSDL file. This mapping has a flat file target and an MQSeries target. Working with Web Service Mappings 73 . see “SQL Transformation” in the PowerCenterTransformation Guide. When a customer places an order. you might get unexpected results. For example. use source and target definitions imported from the same WSDL file. An external application receives messages from the MQSeries target. You must make an asynchronous call to an external system through IBM MQSeries. When you create a request-response mapping. you must propagate the message ID to the target. You can use an SQL transformation to update a database or to retrieve multiple database rows midstream in a request-response mapping. You write all message data to both targets. use source and target definitions imported from the same WSDL file. For example. The SQL transformation can return multiple database rows to the target. you can create multiple mappings to process the data. but you need to stage the data first. processes them. Figure 6-7 shows a sample request-response mapping: Figure 6-7. Create a request mapping with a web service source definition.Request-Response Mappings A request-response mapping uses a web service source and target. When database errors occur in processing. the SQL transformation receives the errors from the database and outputs the error text to the target. Staged Mappings If you want to run a request-response session. Request-Response Mapping Note: When you create request-response mappings. For more information about the SQL transformation.

It also uses the MQSeries queue with the processed data as a source. This mapping uses the flat file target as a source. You can join the MQSeries source with the flat file source to propagate the message ID to the web service target. Create a response mapping with a web service target definition.3. 74 Chapter 6: Working with Mappings .

you can set up a SOAP call to receive messages through a service. For example. Instead of using FTP. you can receive and send attachments as part of the SOAP request. or PDF. GIF. Attachments 75 . You change the reader on the Mappings tab of the Edit Tasks dialog box: Change the reader to Web Services Provider Reader for Flat File. When you configure the session. You can attach document types such as XML. JPEG. change the reader from Flat File Reader to Web Services Provider Reader for Flat Files. Flat File or XML Mappings You can read from or write to web service clients using flat file or XML mappings. you periodically use FTP to access a flat file containing messages from a web service application.Attachments The Web Services Provider supports attachments in web service client messages. The document type you can attach is based on the MIME content of the WSDL file. This eliminates disk input and output and lets you receive the message as a SOAP request rather than wait to receive a file. Requests with Attachments Based on the source and target definitions.

you must create a client application using a toolkit that supports MIME attachments. You can view the MIME type for the attachment on the Attributes tab. Unique identifier for each attachment in the message. Attachment Group Ports Port Name FK_Att_Name Att_Data_Name Att_Index_Name Att_Type_Name Description Generated foreign key pointing to PK_Message in the root group. To send or receive attachments. If you receive more than one attachment in a request. and each message contains the same number of attachments. you must propagate the index to the target if you pass the attached request to the response. you must connect all ports in the attachment group. you can extract an XML document from an Oracle database and pass it to a web service client as an attachment to a response message. you do not need to propagate the index to the target. If you receive messages from other sources.For example. but you do not want to send or receive attachments. Type of attachment. Or. If you want to pass attachments through requests or responses. If you do not pass the attached request to the response. If a definition in the mapping contains an attachment group. Contains the attachment. use a Sequence Generator transformation to generate a unique index for each attachment you send in a response. Use the following rules and guidelines when you work with attachments: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ A request or response can contain zero or more attachments. you might set up a client application to allow web service clients to send PDF attachments in a request. Table 6-5 describes the attachment group ports in a web service definition: Table 6-5. connect none of the ports in the group. ♦ ♦ 76 Chapter 6: Working with Mappings .

92 77 . 79 Creating and Configuring a Service Session. 90 Troubleshooting.Chapter 7 Working With Web Service Workflows This chapter includes the following topics: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Overview. 78 Creating and Configuring a Web Service Workflow. 82 Running Sessions and Web Service Workflows.

see “Creating and Configuring a Web Service Workflow” on page 79.Overview You configure web service workflows in the Workflow Manager. see “Running Sessions and Web Service Workflows” on page 90. you must enable it for web services. see “Creating and Configuring a Service Session” on page 82. 78 Chapter 7: Working With Web Service Workflows . If you use a flat file or XML source or target. For more information about creating sessions. Note: Before you can run a web service workflow. you must create and configure a Web Services Hub on the Administration Console and associate it with a repository. For more information about running sessions. For more information about creating web service workflows. or XML sources or targets. For more information. you change the reader or writer type. see “Creating and Configuring a Web Services Hub” in the PowerCenter Administrator Guide. To create a web service workflow. You configure the service within the workflow properties. use a mapping that contains web service. flat file. When you create a session to add to the workflow.

Create a web service workflow. Each web service workflow must contain one web service input message source and at most one type of web service output message target. you create a web service workflow. A service session is based on a service mapping. Creating a Web Service Workflow Browse list of Integration Services. Configure service. You can configure the web service to allow web service clients to run the workflow. Figure 7-1 shows how to enable the workflow for web services: Figure 7-1. Creating a Web Service Workflow When you enable the Web Services option for a workflow. Use the Browse button to the right of the Server field to select from a list of available Integration Services. Creating and Configuring a Web Service Workflow 79 . You can configure service information and add service sessions to the workflow.Creating and Configuring a Web Service Workflow To create a web service workflow. Ensure that you specify an Integration Service when you create a web service workflow. Configure the web service. Complete the following tasks when you create and configure a web service workflow: ♦ ♦ Create a web service workflow. The workflow can write to multiple fault message targets. configure a workflow to process a web service mapping and enable the Web Services option in the workflow properties.

Configuring the Web Service Workflow When you configure a web service workflow. Web Service Properties Option Service Name Description Name of the web service. Set this to a value greater than the real-time flush latency in the reader properties. For more information about timeout and flush latency. If the Web Services Hub is unable to generate a response. The default name is a concatenation of the repository name. Set to 0 to disable the timeout period. If you do not protect the service. Any PowerCenter user who can run a workflow can run a protected web service workflow using the Workflow Manager. and workflow name. Maximum number of seconds between the time the Web Services Hub receives a SOAP request and generates a SOAP response. You can choose to protect the service or make it public. or LMAPI. Limits the service to repository users. any web service client can start the service without authentication. For more information about authentication. The Web Services Hub publishes this name when you check in the workflow and the service is visible. pmcmd. The user must have execute permissions on the folder containing the workflow. The Web Services Hub authenticates the user based on the PowerCenter repository user name and password. see “Web Services Hub Security” on page 20. timeout. and accessibility options. Figure 7-2 shows the Config Service dialog box: Figure 7-2. Web Service Configuration Table 7-1 describes the properties you can configure for a web service: Table 7-1. you configure a web service name. This name must be unique. see “Understanding Service Timeout and Flush Latency” on page 90. When you protect the service. Timeout Protected 80 Chapter 7: Working With Web Service Workflows . folder name. Default is 60 seconds. the request fails. the web service client must log in to the repository through the Web Services Hub before it can start the service.

a web service client can start the workflow or invoke the service while the workflow is running. Runnable Creating and Configuring a Web Service Workflow 81 . If you want a web service client to start the workflow. schedule the workflow to run on demand. When you make the service visible. If disabled. or pmcmd. Allows a web service client to start the service. the Web Services Hub does not publish the service WSDL. However. a web service client can invoke the service while the workflow is running. but cannot start the workflow. If the service is not visible. web service clients can still run a service by submitting a request with the service name and WSDL.Table 7-1. If disabled. Web Service Properties Option Visible Description Makes the web service visible in the Web Services Hub to web service clients. If enabled. the Web Services Hub publishes the service and WSDL in a list of services available to web service clients. LMAPI. you can start the workflow through the Workflow Manager.

Configure real-time sessions for a source-based commit. For more information about message recovery. You can also configure the output format for the target data. the Integration Service stores messages in the cache directory. see “Configuring Commit Type” on page 88. When you configure the writer for a service session. For more information about partitioning. For more information about configuring the reader. 82 Chapter 7: Working With Web Service Workflows . you configure caching information that the Integration Service uses to cache target data. When you configure the reader for a service session. you configure terminating conditions. see “Configuring the Web Services Provider Writer” on page 85. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Configuring the Web Services Provider Reader The properties you configure for a Web Services Provider reader depend on the source type in the mapping. Recovery. see “Configuring the Web Services Provider Reader” on page 82. For more information about configuring the writer. Partitioning. such as idle time and message count. click the Mapping tab and select a source. For more information about commit behavior. To configure the Web Services Provider reader. use a service mapping or any flat file or XML mapping.Creating and Configuring a Service Session When you create a session in a web service workflow. you create a service session. edit a service session. When you enable recovery. In the session properties. Configure the following properties when you configure a service session: ♦ Web Services Provider reader. You can configure partitioning properties based on the source and target type in the mapping. Commit type. Web Services Provider writer. see “Configuring Partitions” on page 88. When you create a service session. see “Recovering Messages” on page 87.

A value of -1 indicates an infinite number of messages. always configure the message count to 1.Web Service . For more information.Figure 7-3 shows the properties you configure for the Web Services Provider reader: Figure 7-3.Web Service . Default is -1 and indicates an infinite period of time. Message Count* Creating and Configuring a Service Session 83 . If the session uses flat file or XML sources.Web Services Provider Reader Flat File .Web Services Provider Reader XML File . see “Running Sessions and Web Service Workflows” on page 90. Default is 1. The number of messages the Integration Service reads before it ends the session.Web Services Provider Reader Flat File .Web Services Provider Reader XML File Description Amount of time in seconds the Integration Service waits to receive messages before it stops reading from the source and ends the session. Web Services Provider Reader Properties Table 7-2 describes the properties you configure for the different Web Services Provider readers: Table 7-2. Web Services Provider Reader Properties Property Idle Time* Source Type .

The Integration Service flushes messages to the Web Services Hub when it reaches the flush latency period or when the reader buffer is full.Web Services Provider Reader Flat File . Interpret the value set for Real-time Flush Latency as milliseconds rather than seconds. Setting flush latency to milliseconds affects performance. Configuring Real-time Flush Latency Use flush latency to send response messages to the Web Services Hub after a specified number of seconds. the Integration Service measures the flush latency period in seconds. Default is 0 and indicates an infinite period of time. Default is disabled. the Integration Service measures the flush latency in milliseconds. You can configure the Web Services Provider reader to commit messages to the target in milliseconds rather than seconds.Web Services Provider Reader Flat File . see “Recovering Messages” on page 87.Table 7-2. whichever comes first. Default is $PMCacheDir/. Real-time Flush Latency Treat Real-time Flush as Milliseconds Web Service Recovery Cache Folder . For information about message caching. Default is 0 (disabled). The Integration Service does not buffer messages longer than the flush latency period. send response messages to the Web Services Hub after a specified number of milliseconds.Web Services Provider Reader XML File Web Services Provider Reader XML File Treat Empty Content as Null *The session stops when it meets any of these conditions. The Web Services Hub might not send responses to the web service client if you configure flush latency greater than the service timeout. if you specify 10 for a time limit. Treats empty strings as null values. When the Integration Service sends messages to the Web Services Hub more frequently. For more information. if Treat Real-time Flush as Milliseconds is enabled. By default. see “Running Sessions and Web Service Workflows” on page 90. For example. To commit messages in milliseconds. Or.Web Services Provider Reader XML File Web Service Description Amount of time in seconds that the Integration Service reads source messages from the Web Services Hub. Use the following rules and guidelines when you configure flush latency: 84 Chapter 7: Working With Web Service Workflows . it consumes more system resources. empty content is not null.Web Service . If you enable recovery. Web Services Provider Reader Properties Property Reader Time Limit* Source Type . the Integration Service stops reading from the Web Services Hub after 10 seconds.Web Service . Set this property to a value less than the service timeout in the service properties. Send response messages to the Web Services Hub after a specified number of seconds. the Integration Service stores messages in this location before processing them. When enabled. enable the Treat Realtime Flush as Milliseconds option in the Web Services Provider reader properties. When disabled.

Figure 7-4 shows the properties you configure for the Web Services Provider writer: Figure 7-4. In the session properties. The session fails if a pipeline contains any transformation with Generate Transactions enabled. If the mapping contains a relational target. The session fails if a pipeline contains any transformation that has row transformation scope and receives input from multiple transaction control points. Configuring the Web Services Provider Writer When you configure session properties for a Web Services Provider writer. Configure the flush latency greater than the service timeout. you configure cache size and cache directory. The Integration Service ignores flush latency when you run a session in debug mode. To configure the Web Services Provider writer. The session fails if a pipeline contains any transformation with the transformation scope set to all input. configure the Target Load Type to be Normal.♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ The session fails if a pipeline contains a Transaction Control transformation. edit a service session. The session fails if the load scope is set to all input. Web Services Provider Writer Properties Creating and Configuring a Service Session 85 . click the Mapping tab and select a target.

Error. Greenwich Mean Time. Default is the $PMCacheDir server variable. Total size in bytes for the memory cache used by writer. Rows that follow with duplicate primary keys increment the error count.Tag with Empty Content. Select from the following options: . Do not output a tag.Table 7-3 describes the properties you configure for a Web Services Provider writer: Table 7-3. The Integration Service passes the last duplicate row to the target. Null Content Representation Web Services Provider Writer XML File Empty String Content Representation Web Services Provider Writer XML File Duplicate Group Row Handling Web Services Provider Writer XML File Orphan Row Handling Web Services Provider Writer XML File Cache Size . 86 Chapter 7: Working With Web Service Workflows . Default is No Tag. The Integration Service passes the first duplicate row to the target. Select from the following options: . Do not output a tag.First Row.Web Service .Error. Output just the tag.Web Services Provider Writer XML File . . The session fails when the error count exceeds the error threshold.000. Select from the following options: . . Determines how an empty string is represented in the target. Select from the following options: .Web Services Provider Writer XML File Cache Directory Directory for the target cache files.No Tag. The time according to the Integration Service server time zone. . Default is Tag with Empty Content. . Determines how the Integration Service handles duplicate group rows during a session. Web Services Provider Writer Properties Property XML DateTime Format Target Type Web Services Provider Writer XML File Description Datetime format for the data passed to the service target. The difference in hours between the Integration Service time zone and Greenwich Mean Time.Local Time. Determines how null content is represented in the target.Web Service .No Tag. The session fails when the error count exceeds the error threshold. Default is Error.000 bytes.Ignore. The Integration Service rejects rows with the same primary key that it processes after this row. The Integration Service passes the first row to the target.UTC. The Integration Service ignores orphan rows.Last Row.Tag with Empty Content.Local Time with Time Zone. Determines how the Integration Service handles orphan rows during a session. Default is 10. Select from the following datetime formats: . Output just the tag. . . .

Creating and Configuring a Service Session 87 . you still configure XML writer properties. the Integration Service releases cache memory and deletes the cache files. If the session fails. The Integration Service reads and processes the messages from the cache. see the PowerCenter XML Guide. It empties the cache files at the end of the session. When you change the writer type for a flat file or an XML target. requests and responses pass as MIME attachments to the SOAP message. The Integration Service removes messages from the message cache files after the flush latency period expires. SOAP Message Attachments The Web Services Hub sends attachments to the web service client when you change the reader or writer type in the session properties to Web Services Provider reader or writer. you can recover the messages that the Integration Service could not process. you can recover read messages from a failed session.Use the following rules and guidelines when you change the writer type to a Web Services Provider writer: ♦ ♦ ♦ When you change the writer type for a flat file target. use the target as a web service output message. the Integration Service pages to disk. If the memory requirements exceed the cache size. It includes a primary key and a foreign key index cache for each group and one data cache for all groups. Configuring the Cache The Integration Service caches row data while it generates a message. When the session completes. The Integration Service stores all read messages in a cache before processing the messages for the target. For more information about XML writer properties. the Integration Service does not cache the target messages. It does not continue to receive messages from the Web Services Hub. When you change the reader or writer type. The total cache requirement is the sum of the data cache and index cache requirements for each target group. The Web Services Provider supports the following attachments: ♦ ♦ Flat file attachments XML attachments To send or receive attachments you must create a client application using a toolkit that supports MIME attachments. Recovering Messages When you enable recovery. but not as a fault message. When you change the writer type for an XML target. The cache size is the sum of all the groups in the target instance.

and message count when it reads messages from the cache.Note: The Integration Service ignores the reader time limit. 88 Chapter 7: Working With Web Service Workflows . see the PowerCenter Workflow Administration Guide. If you configure a flush latency interval. When you run a multi-partitioned session. The Integration Service sends messages to the Web Services Hub based on the commit type that you choose. the Integration Service uses a source-based commit. For example. and partitions in the session. Configuring Source-Based Commit If you configure a source-based commit. The Integration Service uses a target connection to send a response to the Web Services Hub. if you configure three partitions in a session that contains one source and one target. three for each source and target. the Integration Service creates a connection to the Web Services Hub based on the number of sources. Configuring Partitions When you set up multiple partitions in a session that contains web service source and target definitions. you use five seconds as the flush latency interval and you set the source-based commit interval to 1. targets. For more information about commit types and intervals. the Integration Service sends messages to the Web Services Hub when it reads 1. It does not issue a commit when it reaches the flush latency interval. If the session uses an XML target. Note: The Integration Service ignores target-based commits for XML targets. the interval begins when the Integration Service receives the first message from the Web Services Hub. Configuring Target-Based Commit If you configure a target-based commit.000 messages from the source and after each five second flush latency interval.000 messages. the Web Services Hub uses a source connection to pass a request to the Integration Service. Note: The Integration Service ignores source-based commits for XML sources. For example. For more information about recovery. The Web Services Hub and the Integration Service use the source and target connections in a round-robin fashion. idle time. It sends messages to the Web Services Hub based on the flush latency interval. see the PowerCenter Workflow Administration Guide. the Integration Service runs the session using sourcebased commit. It does not send messages based on the commit interval.000 messages. The Integration Service sends messages to the Web Services Hub after receiving 1. the Integration Service creates six connections to the Web Services Hub. and you configure the on commit property to ignore. Configuring Commit Type When you configure a real-time session. the Integration Service sends messages to the Web Services Hub based on the commit interval and the flush latency interval.

you can configure pass-through partitioning for web service sources and targets. see the PowerCenter Workflow Administration Guide.When you configure partitions for a service mapping. Creating and Configuring a Service Session 89 . For information about configuring partitioning for XML sources or targets or flat file sources or targets.

it sends a fault message to the web service client and drops the connection. The Web Services Hub attaches the response to a SOAP message and sends it back to the web service client. To run a web service workflow with an XML or flat file reader. The Web Services Hub generates a SOAP message response and passes it back to the web service client. Use the following rules and guidelines when you configure a request-response session with flat file or XML source or targets: ♦ ♦ ♦ Configure the message count to 1 in the reader properties. it passes the response to the Web Services Hub. If the request is request-reply. a client application sends a request to the Web Services Hub as an attachment to the SOAP message. the Web Services Hub must generate the response message in the timeout period configured in the service properties. When you change the reader or writer type in the session properties. Include one session in a workflow when you change the reader or writer type to Web Services Provider. Understanding Service Timeout and Flush Latency When you run a service session.Running Sessions and Web Service Workflows When the Web Services Hub receives a SOAP message request to run a web service based on a mapping containing web service sources or targets. After the Integration Service runs the web service request. which processes the attachment. 90 Chapter 7: Working With Web Service Workflows . the Integration Service generates a response and passes the response to the Web Services Hub. it generates a message ID and passes the request to the Integration Service. The Integration Service generates an internal message ID for each request and automatically correlates the incoming request with the outgoing response. For information about running services with flat file or XML mappings. the Integration Service starts a session instance for each request. you must create a client application using a toolkit that supports MIME attachments. If the web service workflow is configured with an XML or flat file writer. When the Web Services Hub reaches the timeout period. see “Working with Web Service Mappings” on page 72. Working with XML and Flat File Sessions You can also create a web service session based on a mapping that contains XML or flat file sources and targets. The Web Services Hub passes the SOAP message with the attachment to the Integration Service. To configure a web service session. change the reader or writer in the session properties to receive or send messages to the web service client.

You set the message count to 10. the session runs continuously and never ends. The Web Services Hub reaches the timeout period and drops the connection to the web service client before the Integration Service flushes any response message to the Web Services Hub. ♦ You disable flush latency and configure terminating conditions to infinite values. the Web Services Hub drops the connection to the web service client and cannot send response messages received from the Integration Service. If the Integration Service does not process all 10 messages in the service timeout period. For example. For example. if you disable flush latency. you want the session to end after the Integration Service processes 10 messages. the Web Services Hub drops the response and writes the following message to the Web Services Hub log: WSH_95571 Unable to find invocation for message id <message ID>. The following situations describe some session configurations that can result in dropped response messages: ♦ You configure flush latency to be greater than the service timeout period. If you set the terminating conditions to infinite values.If the Integration Service sends a response message to the Web Services Hub after the timeout period. ♦ You disable flush latency and use message count as the terminating condition. For example. Discarding the response. To help ensure that the Web Services Hub does not reach the timeout period. you set flush latency to 90 and the service timeout to 60. If the Web Services Hub reaches the timeout period before the reader buffer fills. the Integration Service sends a response message to the Web Services Hub when the session reaches one of the terminating conditions or when the reader buffer fills. set the flush latency value to less than the service timeout. and you disable flush latency to flush all the messages at the end of the session. Running Sessions and Web Service Workflows 91 . it drops the connection to the web service client and cannot send response messages received from the Integration Service. The Integration Service sends response messages when the buffer fills.

My web service workflow was valid in the Workflow Manager. and correct the problem indicated by the error message. the Web Services Hub generates WSDL to run the service. When you save the workflow. A server must be associated with the workflow. For more information. Changes to a mapping are not dynamically reflected in the Web Services Hub. it validates each web service workflow according to its own validation rules in addition to those of the Workflow Manager. I updated the source WSDL file and reimported my source and target definitions. you need to edit and save the workflow. After you start the Web Services Hub. user name. but the service WSDL is not updated. There can be no more than one web service target definition in the mapping. See the Validate tab in the Workflow Manager for Web Services Hub error messages. When you invoke a protected web service workflow. If there are no web service target definitions in the mapping. If you want to debug a service session. A repository must be associated with the Web Services Hub. and password. I am not able to start a protected web service workflow even though I am sending the proper repository name. but the session fails. You cannot run the Debugger against a service mapping or a reusable session without the workflow. The Web Services Hub validates web service workflows according to the following rules: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ There can be only one web service source definition in the mapping. 92 Chapter 7: Working With Web Service Workflows . the Web Services Hub treats the service as a one-way service. you must ensure that the repository user name and password is correctly set in the HTTP header. The workflow is valid. but became invalid when I started the Web Services Hub.Troubleshooting I am trying to run the Debugger against a service session. see “Web Services Hub Security” on page 20. To generate WSDL to reflect the mapping changes. and I get the following message in the session log: WSP_34030 Must have workflow context to run this session. you must run the Debugger against the web service workflow.

You must assign an Integration Service when you create a web service workflow. This workflow cannot be accessed using WSH.I received the following error while trying to fetch a workflow on a Web Services Hub: ERROR Thu Mar 23 08:45:51 2006 http-52962-Processor4 [WSH_501] Service Workflow [wf_amazon_actor_search] in Repository [zeus_RS1_sun920] and Folder [WSTest] is invalid. Troubleshooting 93 . See “Creating a Web Service Workflow” on page 79. ERROR Thu Mar 23 08:45:50 2006 http-52962-Processor4 [WSH_735] DI Service is not specified for workflow [wf_amazon_actor_search].

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99 Using the Realtime Web Services Sample Programs. 97 Examples for Batch Web Services. 109 95 . 96 Using the Batch Web Services Sample Programs. 106 Examples for Realtime Web Services.Appendix A Web Service Sample Client Applications This appendix includes the following topics: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Overview.

or enabling a Web Services Hub.Overview Informatica ships sample client application programs that demonstrate how to use PowerCenter web services. configuring. 96 Appendix A: Web Service Sample Client Applications . create and enable a Web Services Hub on the PowerCenter domain. and enable a Web Services Hub. see the PowerCenter Administrator Guide. The Java sample programs use proxy classes generated by the Axis Web Services Toolkit. configure. Use the PowerCenter Administration Console to create. The examples include programs in Java and C#. The sample programs work with the PowerCenter Batch web services and Realtime web services. For more information about creating.exe tool. The web services sample programs are installed in the following directory: /<PowerCenterInstallDir>/server/samples/ Before running the web services sample programs.NET platform with the wsdl. The C# sample programs use proxy classes generated for the .

Contains the C# sample programs. The name of the directory indicates the Batch web services operations demonstrated in the sample program. Contains the proxy classes for the Java sample programs. PowerCenter must be installed and running. Contains the proxy classes for the C# sample programs. The source file for each Batch web services sample program can be found in a separate directory. Each sample program directory also contains the batch files to compile the sample programs. This directory also contains the batch and script files to compile and run the sample programs.Using the Batch Web Services Sample Programs Before you use the Batch web services sample programs. Contains the Java sample programs. For example. The name of the directory indicates the Batch web services operations demonstrated in the sample program. This directory also contains the batch files to compile the proxy classes. The source file for each Batch web services sample program can be found in a separate directory. The Batch web services sample programs are installed in the following directory: /<PowerCenterInstallDir>/server/samples/BatchWebServices The /BatchWebServices directory contains the following files and directories: Directory /lib /ssl /samples/axis/<SampleProgramDirectory> Description Contains the library files needed to run the sample programs. Contains a sample keystore for running client applications in secure mode (HTTPS). Using the Batch Web Services Sample Programs 97 . /samples/axis/proxyclasses /samples/dotnet/csharp/<SampleProgramDirectory> /samples/dotnet/csharp/proxyclasses Compiling the Batch Web Services Sample Programs The steps to compile the Batch web services sample programs are determined by the programming language. the sample program in the /multiservers directory demonstrates logging in to more than one Integration Service associated with a Repository Service. For example. The PowerCenter domain must contain a Web Services Hub associated with a Repository Service. the sample program in the /multiservers directory demonstrates logging in to more than one Integration Service associated with a Repository Service.

Running the Sample C# Programs To run the sample C# programs.Compiling the Sample Java Programs To compile the sample Java programs. to compile Sample1. The compile process creates a . The compile process creates an executable file with the name of the compiled program file and a . go to the sample program directory and run the compile batch or script file.java program in the /axis/multithreaded directory. 2.class file for the sample program in the same directory. Go to the sample program directory and run the compile batch file that matches the name of the sample program you want to compile. The compile process creates a dynamic link library named WebServicesHub. see “Examples for Batch Web Services” on page 99. 98 Appendix A: Web Service Sample Client Applications .exe extension. The steps to run the Batch web services sample programs are determined by the programming language.bat (Windows) or RunSample1. go to the directory and run RunSample1. For more information about the sample programs and parameters.sh (UNIX). to run the Sample1. For example. complete the following steps: 1.bat (Windows) or CompileSample1.java program in the /axis/multithreaded directory. go to the sample program directory and run the executable file for the sample program you want to run.bat. Running the Sample Java Programs To run the sample Java programs. go to the directory and run CompileSample1. Compiling the Sample C# Programs To compile the sample C# programs. go to the sample program directory and run the batch or script file that matches the name of the sample program you want to run. Go to the /dotnet/csharp/proxyclasses directory and run the compile. Run the batch or script file that matches the name of the sample program you want to compile. For example.sh (UNIX).dll in the /dotnet/csharp/bin directory. Running the Batch Web Services Sample Programs The Web Services Hub must be running when you run a client application. Run the sample programs with the required parameters.

and tasks in the repository and the Integration Services registered with the repository. User name to log in to the repository. Host name Port number Repository domain name Repository name User Name Password Examples for Batch Web Services 99 . Name or IP address of the machine on which the Web Services Hub is running. workflows. Each platform has the same directories and each directory contains sample programs that demonstrate a different usage for web services.bat or RunSample1.sh File to run C# sample: Sample1.Examples for Batch Web Services The sample programs for Java and C# are in located in the following directories: Java: /WebServices/BatchWebServices/samples/axis/<SampleProgramDirectory> C#: /WebServices/BatchWebServices/samples/dotnet/csharp/<SampleProgramDirectory> The same set of sample programs are shipped for Java and C#.bat or CompileSample1.cs This sample program logs in to a repository and then uses Metadata web services operations to get information about folders. Directory: /browsing File to compile Java and C# samples: CompileSample1. The examples do not support secure mode (HTTPS). Name of the domain that contains the Repository Service. Password for the user name to log in to the repository. Browsing The sample programs in the /browsing directory demonstrate the use of web services operations that get information from the repository. Sample1.exe The following table describes the parameters you use to run the Sample1 application: Parameter Security mode Description Indicates the security mode in which to run the application.java and Sample1. Port number on which the Web Services Hub is running. This section describes the Java and C# sample programs.sh File to run Java sample: RunSample1. Pass the argument -ns to run the application in unsecure mode (HTTP). Name of the Repository Service.

Password for the user name to log in to the repository Name of the domain that contains the Integration Service.java and Sample1.exe 100 Appendix A: Web Service Sample Client Applications .bat or RunSample2.cs This sample program logs in to a repository and connects to the associated Integration Service.bat or CompileSample2. Directory: /dataintegration File to compile Java and C# samples: CompileSample1.sh File to run Java sample: RunSample2.java and Sample2. Directory: /browsing File to compile Java and C# samples: CompileSample2.cs This sample program logs in to a repository and connects to the associated Integration Service.bat or RunSample1. Name of the domain that contains the Repository Service. Name of the Repository Service.exe The following table describes the parameters you use to run the Sample2 application: Parameter Security mode Description Indicates the security mode in which to run the application. The examples do not support secure mode (HTTPS). Name or IP address of the machine on which the Web Services Hub is running.bat or CompileSample1. It uses Metadata and Data Integration web services operations to access a folder in the repository and start and stop the first workflow found in the folder. Port number on which the Web Services Hub is running. Sample1. Host name Port number Repository domain name Repository name User Name Password Integration Service domain name Integration Service name Data Integration The sample program in the /dataintegration directory demonstrates the use of the workflow and task operations available in the Data Integration web services.sh File to run Java sample: RunSample1. User name to log in to the repository. It uses Data Integration web services operations to start and stop a workflow running on the Integration Service. Name of the Integration Service.sh File to run C# sample: Sample2.sh File to run C# sample: Sample1. Pass the argument -ns to run the application in unsecure mode (HTTP).Sample2.

The examples do not support secure mode (HTTPS).java and Sample1.bat or CompileSample1. Name of the task to start. Host name Port number Repository domain name Repository name User Name Password Integration Service domain name Integration Service name Folder Name Workflow name Task name Logs The sample program in the /logfetching directory demonstrates the use of Data Integration web services operations to access the workflow and session logs. Name of the domain that contains the Integration Service.exe Examples for Batch Web Services 101 . Name of the workflow that contains the session. Name of the domain that contains the Repository Service.cs This sample program logs in to a repository and connects to the associated Integration Service. It stores the session logs in a text file named SessionLog.txt.bat or RunSample1. Name of the Repository Service.sh File to run C# sample: Sample1.sh File to run Java sample: RunSample1.txt. User name to log in to the repository. Sample1. Pass the argument -ns to run the application in unsecure mode (HTTP). It stores the workflow logs in a text file named WorkflowLog. Name of the Integration Service. Password for the user name to log in to the repository. It uses Data Integration web services operations to fetch workflow and session logs.The following table describes the parameters you use to run the Sample1 application: Parameter Security mode Description Indicates the security mode in which to run the application. Directory: /logfetching File to compile Java and C# samples: CompileSample1. Name or IP address of the machine on which the Web Services Hub is running. Port number on which the Web Services Hub is running. Name of a folder in the repository.

Note: As the example shows. Create one proxy object for each Integration Service that you want to log in to.bat or CompileSample1. Pass the argument -ns to run the application in unsecure mode (HTTP). you must create two proxy objects for the Data Integration web services to log in to two Integration Services. Name of the Integration Service.bat or RunSample1. Name or IP address of the machine on which the Web Services Hub is running. Port number on which the Web Services Hub is running. Host name Port number Repository domain name Repository name User Name Password Integration Service domain name Integration Service name Folder Name Workflow name Task name Multiple Integration Services The sample program in the /multiservers directory demonstrates logging in to more than one Integration Service associated with a Repository Service.exe 102 Appendix A: Web Service Sample Client Applications .java and Sample1. You can use the same technique to simultaneously access any number of Integration Services associated with a Repository Service. The examples do not support secure mode (HTTPS). Sample1. Directory: /multiservers File to compile Java and C# samples: CompileSample1.cs This sample program logs in to a repository and connects to two of the Integration Services associated with the repository. Name of the workflow that contains the task. Name of the domain that contains the Integration Service.sh File to run C# sample: Sample1. It uses Data Integration web services operations to get the properties of both Integration Services. Name of the folder in the repository that contains the workflow. Name of the Repository Service. Password for the user name to log in to the repository.The following table describes the parameters you use to run the Sample1 application: Parameter Security mode Description Indicates the security mode in which to run the application.sh File to run Java sample: RunSample1. Name of a task in the workflow. Name of the domain that contains the Repository Service. User name to log in to the repository.

the application can continue to perform other operations on other threads. Sample1. On one thread.sh File to run Java sample: RunSample1.The following table describes the parameters you use to run the Sample1 application: Parameter Security mode Description Indicates the security mode in which to run the application. You can use the same technique to enable a client application to continue running and calling other operations as it waits for an operation to complete. Host name Port number Repository domain name Repository name User Name Password Integration Service domain name Integration Service name 1 Integration Service name 2 Multithreading The sample program in the /multithreaded directory demonstrates the use of proxy objects in multiple threads to perform operations in parallel. Name of a second Integration Service associated with the repository. Password for the user name to log in to the repository. Pass the argument -ns to run the application in unsecure mode (HTTP). For example. On the other thread. if a client application calls the WaitTillWorkflowComplete operation on thread. you can use a Metadata web services proxy object in multiple threads.bat or CompileSample1. Name or IP address of the machine on which the Web Services Hub is running. User name to log in to the repository.sh File to run C# sample: Sample1. It starts two threads and passes the Data Integration web service proxy object to both threads. Name of the Repository Service. it gets the properties of the Integration Service. Directory: /multithreaded File to compile Java and C# samples: CompileSample1. Name of the domain that contains the Integration Service.cs This sample program logs in to a repository and connects to the associated Integration Service. Port number on which the Web Services Hub is running.java and Sample1. it starts a workflow on the Integration Service and waits until it completes.bat or RunSample1. Name of the domain that contains the Repository Service.exe Examples for Batch Web Services 103 . Name of the an Integration Service associated with the repository. Similarly. The examples do not support secure mode (HTTPS).

Name of a workflow in the repository. Port number on which the Web Services Hub is running. It uses Metadata and Data Integration web services operations to get the information about the Repository Service and Integration Service. Name of the Integration Service. Host name Port number Repository domain name Repository name User Name Password Integration Service domain name Integration Service name Folder Name Workflow name Web Services Hub Test The sample program in the /testsamples directory demonstrates how to verify that a valid Web Services Hub is running in a PowerCenter domain.cs This sample program logs in to a repository and connects to the associated Integration Service.bat or RunSample1. Name or IP address of the machine on which the Web Services Hub is running. Sample1.bat or CompileSample1. Directory: /testsamples File to compile Java and C# samples: CompileSample1.sh File to run C# sample: Sample1. Name of the Repository Service. Name of the domain that contains the Repository Service. Name of the folder in the repository that contains the workflow. Name of the domain that contains the Integration Service.The following table describes the parameters you use to run the Sample1 application: Parameter Security mode Description Indicates the security mode in which to run the application. The examples do not support secure mode (HTTPS). User name to log in to the repository.sh File to run Java sample: RunSample1. Password for the user name to log in to the repository. Pass the argument -ns to run the application in unsecure mode (HTTP).exe 104 Appendix A: Web Service Sample Client Applications .java and Sample1.

Pass the argument -ns to run the application in unsecure mode (HTTP). The examples do not support secure mode (HTTPS). Name of the Repository Service. Name of the domain that contains the Integration Service. User name to log in to the repository. Name or IP address of the machine on which the Web Services Hub is running. Host name Port number Repository domain name Repository name User Name Password Integration Service domain name Integration Service name Examples for Batch Web Services 105 . Name of the Integration Service. Port number on which the Web Services Hub is running.The following table describes the parameters you use to run the Sample1 application: Parameter Security mode Description Indicates the security mode in which to run the application. Password for the user name to log in to the repository. Name of the domain that contains the Repository Service.

you must complete the following steps: 1. Contains the SQL scripts for creating the lookup tables used by the web service workflows called by the sample programs. 2. /lib /LookupSQL /samples/axis/<SampleProgramDirectory> To use the Realtime web services examples. To use the sample programs. Create the database tables that the sample programs will use as lookup tables. The source file for each Realtime web services sample program can be found in a separate directory. Contains the library files needed to run the sample programs. Import the mappings and web service workflows into the repository associated with the Web Services Hub. 5. Run the Realtime web services sample programs. The Realtime web services sample programs are installed in the following directory: /<PowerCenterInstallDir>/server/samples/RealTimeWebServices The Realtime web services examples include the files to create the lookup tables and web service workflows to be used by the sample programs. PowerCenter must be installed and running. 4. The PowerCenter domain must contain a Web Services Hub associated with a Repository Service. Contains the Java sample programs. Each directory contains the batch and script files to compile and run the sample program and subfolders for the proxy classes used by the sample program. Set up the database connection settings in the sample workflows. Compile the Realtime web services sample programs.Using the Realtime Web Services Sample Programs Before you use the Realtime web services sample programs. import the XML files into a repository and set up the database connections for the SQL and Lookup transformations in the web service workflows. 3. 106 Appendix A: Web Service Sample Client Applications . Run the SQL scripts to create tables in an Oracle database. The /RealTimeWebServices directory contains the following files and directories: Directory /ImportXML Description Contains the web service workflows called by the Realtime web services sample programs.

Step 1. Create the Lookup Tables
Use the SQL script files shipped with the Batch web services sample programs to create the lookup tables on an Oracle database. The SQL scripts include the following files:
Script File Name CustomerLookup_SINGLEROW.sql CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROW.sql Description Creates a customer table named SINGLEROWLOOKUP for use with the sample program for single row lookup. Creates a customer table named MULTIPLEROWLOOKUP for use with the sample program for multiple row lookup.

Note the database connection settings. After you import the sample workflows into a repository, you need to modify the database connection settings of the transformations in the workflows to match your database settings.

Step 2. Import the Mappings and Workflows
The Realtime web services sample programs run the sample web service workflows. To use the sample programs, import the sample mappings and workflows into the repository associated with the Web Services Hub. The XML files include the following files:
Script File Name wf_CustomerLookup_SINGLEROW.XML wf_CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROW.XML Description Contains a web service workflow with a Lookup transformation for use with the sample program for single row lookup. Contains a web service workflow with an SQL transformation for use with the sample program for multiple row lookup.

For more information about importing metadata objects into a repository, see the PowerCenter Repository Guide.

Step 3. Modify the Database Connection Settings
The SQL and Lookup transformations in the imported workflows must be able to connect to the sample database tables created in “Step 1. Create the Lookup Tables” on page 107. The import process does not import the connection object for the transformations in the sample workflows. You must create a connection object and use it in the session. To update the connection settings for the transformations, complete the following steps: 1. 2. In the PowerCenter Workflow Manager, create a connection object to connect to the sample tables. In the PowerCenter Workflow Manager edit the s_m_CustomerLookup_SINGLEROW session and update the relational connection information in the lkp_Customer transformation.
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Set the relational connection to the name of the new connection object. Save the session with the new settings. 3. In the PowerCenter Workflow Manager, edit the s_m_CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROW session and update the connection information in the sql_Customer transformation. Set the relational connection to the name of your connection object. Save the session with the new settings.

Step 4. Compile the Realtime Web Service Sample Programs
To compile the sample Java programs, go to the sample program directory and run the compile batch or script file. Run the batch or script file that matches the name of the sample program you want to compile. For example, to compile Sample.java program in the /axis/CustomerLookup_SINGLEROW directory, go to the directory and run CompileSample.bat (Windows) or CompileSample.sh (UNIX). The compile process creates a .class file for the sample program in the same directory.

Step 5. Run the Realtime Web Service Sample Programs
The Web Services Hub must be running when you run a sample program. To run the sample Java programs, go to the sample program directory and run the batch or script file for the sample program you want to run. For example, to run the Sample.java program in the /axis/CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROW directory, go to the directory and run RunSample.bat (Windows) or RunSample.sh (UNIX). Run the sample program with the required parameters. For more information on the sample programs and parameters, see “Examples for Realtime Web Services” on page 109.

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Appendix A: Web Service Sample Client Applications

Examples for Realtime Web Services
This section describes the sample programs for Realtime web services. Each directory contains a sample program that demonstrates a different way to use Realtime web services.

Multiple Row Lookup
The sample program in the /CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROW directory demonstrates how a client application can run a web service workflow to perform a lookup and handle a response with multiple rows of data.

Sample.java
This sample program calls a PowerCenter web service workflow that looks up a customer ID in a database and prints out the customer information. The workflow uses an SQL transformation to retrieve multiple rows from the database. Directory: /CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROW File to compile Java sample: CompileSample.bat or CompileSample.sh File to run Java sample: RunSample.bat or RunSample.sh The following table describes the parameters you use to run the Sample application:
Parameter Customer ID EndPoint URL Description ID for the customer to look up. Pass the customer ID as an integer. URL where the web service can be found. Pass the endpoint URL as a string. The endpoint URL for a realtime web service can be found in the soap:address location element of the service element in the web service WSDL. The default endpoint URL for the sample web service is http://<WSHHostName>:<WSHPort>/wsh/services/ts/CustomerLookup_MULTIPLEROW. If the Web Services Hub is running on HTTPS, the endpoint URL starts with HTTPS.

Single Row Lookup
The sample program in the /CustomerLookup_SINGLEROW directory demonstrates how a client application can run a web service workflow to perform a lookup and handle a response with single row of data.

Sample.java
This sample program calls a PowerCenter web service workflow that looks up a customer ID in a database and prints out the customer information. The mapping uses a Lookup transformation to retrieve one row from the database. Directory: /CustomerLookup_SINGLEROW File to compile Java samples: CompileSample.bat or CompileSample.sh File to run Java sample: RunSample.bat or RunSample.sh
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The following table describes the parameters you use to run the Sample application: Parameter Customer ID EndPoint URL Description ID for the customer to look up. The default endpoint URL for the sample web service is http://<WSHHostName>:<WSHPort>/wsh/services/ts/CustomerLookup_SINGLEROW. The endpoint URL for a realtime web service can be found in the soap:address location element of the service element in the Web service WSDL. the endpoint URL starts with HTTPS. Pass the endpoint URL as a string. URL where the web service can be found. Pass the customer ID as an integer. 110 Appendix A: Web Service Sample Client Applications . If the Web Services Hub is running on HTTPS.

114 111 .Appendix B Web Service Operations in 8. 112 Metadata Web Services.1. 113 Data Integration Web Services.1 This appendix includes the following topics: ♦ ♦ ♦ Overview.

112 Appendix B: Web Service Operations in 8.1.4 with no changes in version 8.1.1.Overview Effective in version 8. add the repository authentication operations (Login and Logout) to the client application. Operations in version 8.1.4. the Web Services Hub supports the web service operations available in version 7.1.1.1 can optionally take the same parameters as operations in version 8.1.1 take the same required parameters as operations in version 7.1.1.1. Most of these operations are also available in version 8.1. You can run client applications written for version 7. To run client applications written for version 8.1.1 . operations in version 8. In addition.1.4.

1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Metadata Web Services 113 .Metadata Web Services The Metadata web services provide the following operations: Operation getAllDIServers getAllFolders getAllRepositories getAllTaskInstances getAllWorkflows Login Logout Available in 7.1.4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Available in 8.

1.1 .4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Available in 8.1.Data Integration Web Services The Data Integration web services provide the following operations: Operation deinitializeDIServerConnection getDIServerProperties getNextLogSegment getSessionLog getSessionPerformanceData getSessionStatistics getTaskDetails getWorkflowDetails getWorkflowLog initializeDIServerConnection monitorDIServer pingDIServer recoverWorkflow resumeWorkflow (Deprecated) scheduleWorkflow startSessionLogFetch startTask startWorkflow startWorkflowFromTask startWorkflowLogFetch stopTask stopWorkflow unscheduleWorkflow waitTillTaskComplete waitTillWorkflowComplete Available in 7.1 No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes The following operations are not available: ♦ ♦ resumeTask stopDIServer 114 Appendix B: Web Service Operations in 8.

26 downloading WSDL 15 Metadata web service operations 27 running sample programs 98 viewing published services 15 C caching configuring for web services 87 clean up Axis client application 43 web service client application 39 client applications clean up in Axis 43 creating request objects for Realtime web services 51 developing 37 error handling 39.NET 44 generating proxy classes in Axis 40 initialization 37. 49 operation calls in . 49 error handling in . 15.NET 44 initialization in Axis 40 initializing objects for Realtime web services 51 operation calls 38.NET 45 session maintenance in Axis 42 115 .Index A attachments flat file mappings 75 mapping 75 SOAP messages 87 XML mappings 75 authentication Web Services Hub security 20 authorization Web Services Hub security 20 B Batch web services compiling sample programs 97 Data Integration web service operations 29 description 8. 48 generating proxy classes for Realtime web services 51 generating proxy classes in .NET 46 error handling in Axis 43 generating proxy classes 37. 48 initialization in .NET 45 operation calls in Axis 42 proxy objects 39 Realtime web services 50 resource clean up 39 sending request objects for Realtime web services 52 session maintenance 38 session maintenance in .

1. 49 F fault body SOAP 23 fault detail SOAP 23 fault handling SOAP 22 fault header SOAP 22 faultcode SOAP 23 faultstring SOAP 23 flat file sessions guidelines 90 flat files mappings 75 flush latency description 90 D Data Integration web service operations deinitializeDIServerConnection 30 getDIServerProperties 30 getNextLogSegment 30 getSessionLog 31 getSessionPerformanceData 31 getSessionStatistics 31 getTaskDetails 31 getWorkflowDetails 31 getWorkflowLog 32 monitorDIServer 32 pingDIServer 32 recoverWorkflow 33 resumeWorkflow 33 scheduleWorkflow 33 startSessionLogFetch 33 startTask 33 startWorkflow 33 startWorkflowFromTask 33 startWorkflowLogFetch 34 stopTask 34 stopWorkflow 34 unscheduleWorkflow 34 waitTillTaskComplete 34 waitTillWorkflowComplete 34 Data Integration web services description 29 operations available in version 8.NET using C# 44 writing in Java using Axis 40 client proxy classes See proxy classes commit type configuring 88 configuring cache for web services 87 commit type 88 reader properties 82 writer properties 85 console Web Services Hub 15 Create entity relationships XML view option 61 Create hierarchical relationships XML view option 61 deinitializeDIServerConnection Data Integration web service operation 30 deprecated operations resumeWorkflow 33 E encryption Web Services Hub security 20 error handling .writing in .NET client application 46 Axis client application 43 client application 39.1 114 G generating names XML columns 63 getAllDIServers Metadata web service operation 27 getAllFolders Metadata web service operation 27 getAllTaskInstances Metadata web service operation 28 getAllWorkflows Metadata web service operation 28 getDIServerProperties Data Integration web service operation 30 116 Index .1 114 operations not available in version 8.1.

1. 48 initializing Realtime web services client applications 51 installation web services sample programs 96 O one-way mappings description 72 operation calls . 49 operations Data Integration web services 29 Metadata web services 27 L load scope configuring 70 log files configuring 21 viewing 21 Login Metadata web service operation 28 Logout Metadata web service operation 28 logs Web Services Hub 21 P parameter arrays defining in web service application 53 guidelines for web service clients 56 in web service application 53 parameters using a parameter array 53 partitioning web service sessions 88 Index 117 .NET client application 45 Axis client application 42 web service client applications 38.1 113 monitorDIServer Data Integration web service operation 32 I importing web service source definitions 59 web service target definitions 60 importing source definitions steps 61 importing target definitions steps 61 infinite precision overriding 63 initialization .NET client application 44 Axis client application 40 client application 37. 27 operations available in version 8.getNextLogSegment Data Integration web service operation getSessionLog Data Integration web service operation getSessionPerformanceData Data Integration web service operation getSessionStatistics Data Integration web service operation getTaskDetails Data Integration web service operation getWorkflowDetails Data Integration web service operation getWorkflowLog Data Integration web service operation 30 31 31 31 31 31 32 M mappings attachment 75 flat file 75 one-way 72 request-response 72 staged 73 XML 75 message IDs propagating 73 messages recovering 87 metadata extensions web service definitions 69 Metadata web service operations getAllDIServers 27 getAllFolders 27 getAllTaskInstances 28 getAllWorkflows 28 Login 28 Logout 28 Metadata web services description 8.

NET 44 generating in Axis 40 proxy objects client application 39 session ID 39 published services viewing 15.pingDIServer Data Integration web service operation 32 pipeline partitioning web service sessions 88 precision overriding infinite length 63 protected service workflow property 80 proxy classes generating 37.NET client application 45 Axis client application 42 client application 38 session properties Reader Time Limit 84 Real-time Flush Latency 84 sessions guidelines for XML and flat file sessions 90 R reader properties configuring 82 Reader Time Limit description 84 Real-time Flush Latency configuring 84 description 84 real-time session property 84 real-time sessions configuring source-based commit 88 configuring target-based commit 88 Real-time Flush Latency property 84 Recovery Cache Folder property 84 Realtime web services compiling sample programs 108 creating web service 50 description 9. 48 generating for Realtime web services 51 generating in . 50 running sample programs 108 using the Designer 58 viewing published services 16 recoverWorkflow Data Integration web service operation 33 recovery messages 87 Recovery Cache Folder real-time session property 84 118 Index . 16 developing client application 50 downloading WSDL 16. 16 request objects creating in Realtime web services client applications 51 sending from Realtime web services client applications 52 request-response mapping using a SQL transformation 73 request-response mappings description 72 resumeWorkflow Data Integration web service operation 33 deprecated operation 33 runnable service workflow property 81 S sample programs batch web services examples 99 compiling Batch web services examples 97 compiling Realtime web services examples 108 realtime web services examples 109 running Batch web services examples 98 running Realtime web services examples 108 web services 96 scheduleWorkflow Data Integration web service operation 33 security authentication 20 authorization 20 encryption 20 service configuring 79 service timeout description 90 service workflow configuring 79 creating 79 service workflows troubleshooting 92 session ID Metadata proxy objects 39 session maintenance .

1. Discovery.1.1 112 not available in version 8.1 114 web service sessions pipeline partitioning 88 web service targets configuring load scope 70 web services Batch 8 batch client applications in Axis 40 batch client applications in C# 44 batch web services sample programs 99 building blocks 3 compiling Batch web services examples 97 compiling Realtime web services examples 108 configuring service workflows 80 Data Integration 8 Index 119 33 33 33 33 34 34 34 T target definitions web services 60 target-based commit configuring 88 TaskRequest using a parameter array 54 timeout description 90 service workflow property 80 . and Integration See UDDI unscheduleWorkflow Data Integration web service operation 34 V visible service workflow property 81 W waitTillTaskComplete Data Integration web service operation 34 waitTillWorkflowComplete Data Integration web service operation 34 web service components SOAP 2 UDDI 2 WSDL 2 Web Service Definition Language See WSDL web service definitions editing 66 viewing 66 viewing in the XML Editor 69 web service operations available in version 8.Simple Object Access Protocol See SOAP SOAP body 4 description 4 envelope 4 fault body 23 fault detail 23 fault handling 22 fault header 22 fault schema 23 faultcode 23 faultstring 23 guidelines for parameter arrays 56 header 4 message attachments 87 web service component 2 source definitions web services 59 source-based commit configuring 88 SQL transformation request-response mapping 73 staged mapping description 73 startSessionLogFetch Data Integration web service operation startTask Data Integration web service operation startWorkflow Data Integration web service operation startWorkflowFromTask Data Integration web service operation startWorkflowLogFetch Data Integration web service operation stopTask Data Integration web service operation stopWorkflow Data Integration web service operation troubleshooting service workflows 92 U UDDI web service component 2 Universal Description.

14 logs 21 Realtime web services 16 Web Services Provider See also Web Services Hub architecture 10 configuring reader 82 configuring writer 85 WorkflowRequest using a parameter array 54 writer properties configuring 85 WSDL Batch web services 15 description 5 Realtime web services 16.importing source definitions 61 importing target definitions 61 Metadata 8 overview 2 overview of sample programs 96 Realtime 9 realtime client applications 50 realtime web services sample programs 109 running Batch web services examples 98 running Realtime web services examples 108 source definitions 59 target definitions 60 troubleshooting 92 Web Services Hub Batch web services 15 console 15 description 8. 50 web service component 2 X XML columns generating names 63 XML Editor viewing web service definitions 69 XML sessions guidelines 90 XML views options 61 120 Index .

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