How to Add Web Services to the Local Web Service Registry

To see your available Web services in a more efficient and accessible format you can add them to a local registry. Using an XML file, you can specify names, descriptions, and hierarchical levels. This makes your services easy to identify and simplifies user access.

Elements are defined in a product.xml configuration file.

To Add Web Services and Build the Services Explorer/Available Services Tree

  1. Open the custom folder. This folder is located wherever you find ProcessDesignStudio.exe (install location).

    Within this file you will see a schema file, product.xsd. This file provides schema validation for the product.xml configuration file.

  2. You can create any number of folders in the custom directory. These folders will contain the configuration file describing the services and the hierarchy of that particular node. The name of the folders is not important.
  3. Create the product.xml configuration file (using that name) and save it to the custom directory. Each custom directory must contain its own product.xml file. This file specifies the levels, services, operations, and links to internal documentation.
  4. If you are using images to provide identification icons for the Services Explorer tree, add the images files you specified in the configuration file to the folder.

When complete the Available Services list will look something like this:

Available services

Creating the product.xml file

The product.xml file is an example of a configuration file validated by the product.xsd schema.

There are five types of elements for you to use in the product.xml configuration file.

Samples to Help You Get Started

The Design Studio contains two sample services, product.xml files, and images to help you configure your own local registry. These samples are available here: <install_directory>\Micro Focus\Verastream\ProcessDesignStudio\samples.

See Local Registry Sample Service Configuration File for sample product.xml files you can use to start creating your own local registry.

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