Follow Techotopia on Twitter

On-line Guides
All Guides
eBook Store
iOS / Android
Linux for Beginners
Office Productivity
Linux Installation
Linux Security
Linux Utilities
Linux Virtualization
Linux Kernel
System/Network Admin
Scripting Languages
Development Tools
Web Development
GUI Toolkits/Desktop
Mail Systems
Eclipse Documentation

How To Guides
General System Admin
Linux Security
Linux Filesystems
Web Servers
Graphics & Desktop
PC Hardware
Problem Solutions
Privacy Policy




Eclipse Web Tools Guide
Previous Page Home Next Page

Creating a Web service using Ant tasks in the Workbench

You can use Ant through the Eclipse workspace to generate a Web service using the Axis run-time environment. Both top-down and bottom-up Web services development is supported with the Ant tasks.

Before creating the Web service you must:
In order to create the Web service you need to modify the Ant file and the service Ant properties file.
  1. Edit the Ant file (axis_tdjava.xml or axis_bujava.xml) that you imported in the prerequisite steps. Ensure that it points to the service Ant properties file: it should contain a line stating <property file=""/> or <property file=""/>. Save any changes that you have made.
  2. Edit the properties file that you imported in the prerequisite steps.
    1. Ensure that the scenarioType parameter is set to service.
    2. Set the workspace parameter so that it points to the location of your WSDL file or Java bean.
    3. All other parameters are optional and should be deleted if not explicitly set. The default values for the remaining parameters will be retrieved from the dynamic project settings and preferences. For additional information on how to set these parameters refer to:
    Save the properties file.
  3. Right-click axis_tdjava.xml or axis_bujava.xml and select Run As > Ant Build...
  4. In the dialog that opens, select the JRE tab and select Run in the same JRE as the workspace. Click Apply and then click Run.
  5. Once your Web service has been generated the console displays a Build Successful message.
The WSDL file for the service will have been created and placed in the dynamic Web project's WebContent\wsdl folder. The following files will have been created and placed in a subdirectory of the dynamic Web project's WebContent\WEB-INF folder:
  • web.xml
  • undeploy.wsdd
  • deploy.wsdd
If you are creating a top-down Web service, Web service files similar to the following ones will be created and placed under the dynamic Web project's src folder. Depending on the WSDL file on which the Web service is based, the files for your Web service may be different:

  Published under the terms of the Eclipse Public License Version 1.0 ("EPL") Design by Interspire