Testing Web Services

Testing your service is an important step before you run your process in a production environment. The Web Services Explorer, a browser-based tool, tests your model as a SOAP-based service. Testing is an easy two-step procedure:

  1. After you deploy the model to the Host Integrator Server, a message box displays informing you that the model has been successfully deployed.

    Deployment successful message

    Click Test to launch the Web Services Explorer. If the Test button is disabled, verify that you have deployed a model that contains at least one procedure. Web services are not published for models that do not contain procedures.

    To test SOAP Web services that are protected by WS-Security, Basic Authentication, or HTTPS use a third-party development environment, such as Eclipse or Microsoft Visual Studio.

  2. In the Actions view of Web Services Explorer, enter the parameters of the WSDL in order to test the service. Click Go.

    Web Services Explorer

If your test is not successful

The Status section of the Web Services Explorer provides the first troubleshooting information.

Benign errors may be generated during XML schema validation. If the Status section states that the WSDL was successfully opened, you can ignore these errors. If you are interested in more detailed information on these error messages, see Technical Note 10118.


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