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From "Ford, Mark" <mark.f...@ll.mit.edu>
Subject Re: How to use the <catch> element in BPEL?
Date Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:55:51 GMT
There are three types of faults:

 *   standard BPEL faults like bpel:selectionFailure. These typically indicate a problem in
your process where you've not implemented something correctly
 *   custom faults that you throw internally with the bpel:throw activity. This can be any
type of xml data you want.
 *   faults resulting from web service invokes. The fault will be defined on the operation
that you're invoking. An operation may define multiple faults.

It sounds like you're asking how to access the SOAP fault from an invoke. The short answer
is that there is nothing in the spec about SOAP and there are no built in functions to access
the faultCode, faultActor, or faultString.

The typical use case here is to define a catch for each fault that is defined on the operation
you're invoking. Make sure the name and the fault message/element matches what's defined in
the WSDL for the operation. Each catch defined in this way serves as a declaration of a variable
of that message/element that is scoped to that catch. When the catch executes, you can access
the contents of the fault message/element just like any other variable. Keep in mind, the
contents of this variable will be limited to what's defined in the WSDL. If you're familiar
with SOAP, then it's probably the first child element of the fault detail element.

On 7/30/09 3:11 AM, "kodeninja" <koffee.2.kode@gmail.com> wrote:



Thanks for the pointer, Nelson. However, I'm still not clear on how to catch
hold of the actual exception trace/error code etc from the fault variable.
How to access that?

-Kodeninja
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