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From Denis Weerasiri <ddweeras...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question about interfacing with external web services
Date Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:37:38 GMT
Hi Luis,
I looked in to the attached bpel.
First I looked into the deploy.xml. It contains no elements like <provide/>
<invoke/> elements. Every partner link used with a <receive /> activity must
be matched with a <provide /> element, and every partnerLink used in an <invoke
/> activity must be matched with an <invoke /> element in deploy.xml.
Without a deploy.xml, a BPEL engine cannot figure the concrete level details
of the partner services. In the deploy.xml, the <service /> element
determines the concrete level details of all the partner services that
interacts with the BPEL process.

eg -

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<deploy xmlns="http://www.apache.org/ode/schemas/dd/2007/03"
  <process name="FunctionProcess.bpel:FunctionProcess">
    <process-events generate="all"/>
    <provide partnerLink="FunctionProcessPartnerLink">
      <service name="FunctionProcessService.wsdl:FunctionProcessServiceService"
    <invoke partnerLink="SquarePartnerLink">
      <service name="SquareService.wsdl:SquareService"

So the http://services.sapo.pt/Metadata/Contract/ADSL?culture=PT also should
be stored locally.

There may be other issues as well.

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 2:09 AM, Luis Miguel Silva <
luismiguelferreirasilva@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I just found out about Apache ODE this week and i've been extremely
> excited for its capabilities! (so i would like to start by
> congratulating and showing my appreciation by all the developers :o)).
> I've been playing around with Eclipse BPEL and was able to deploy a
> sample "hello world" program (following this tutorial ->
> http://www.eclipse.org/bpel/users/pdf/HelloWorld-BPELDesignerAndODE.pdf)
> but i have a lot of questions on how to interface with an actual
> external web service.
> I've been reading a lot and could not find a good top / down example
> on how to interface with an external web service, use multiple input
> variables and multiple output variables, as well as how to convert
> between different types [i.e. i get a boolean result but want to shove
> it into a string] (i know i'll have to use xPATH to do it but it is
> still not clear to me how it works as, even just using the Eclipse
> BPEL designer, i still get a lot of bizarre errors).
> I ended up creating a very simple project with an if statement that
> tries to understand the value of the boolean variable and correctly
> populate the string one and, although Eclipse does not complain about
> any errors, the Apache ODE Deployment Descriptor does not seem to
> recognize the WDSL definitions for my project...ARGH!
> "Description    Resource        Path    Location        Type
> No grammar constraints (DTD or XML schema) detected for the
> document.       deploy.xml      /myproject/bpelContent  line 1  XML Problem
> "
> It's also not entirely clear to me what the difference is between a
> global or local variable / partner link?
> Does anybody know any good tutorials that go into a little more detail
> than the one i mentioned above?
> I'm interested in learning to both use the Eclipse BPEL designer and
> defining the BPEL packages myself.
> I've attached my sample project to this email. I would be extremely
> grateful if someone can help me understand what am i doing wrong and
> point me on the right direction!
> This project just tries to consume an external web service (as
> described here ->
> http://services.sapo.pt/Metadata/Contract/ADSL?culture=PT) and return
> "true" or "false" based on that service's reply.
> I would really love to see a couple of more complex examples on how to
> throw exceptions, conditions, passing a variable number of inputs
> (which is another thing i DO NOT understand how to do), etc.
> Thanks a lot my friends,
> Luis Silva

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