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Eclipse Web Tools Guide
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Editing WSDL files

Once you have created a WSDL file, you can edit it in the WSDL editor. You can also import WSDL files you have created into the workbench and edit them in the WSDL editor.

To open a WSDL file in the WSDL editor, double-click it in the Navigator view or right-click it and click Open With > WSDL Editor.

Editing in the Source view

To edit a WSDL file in the Source view, complete the following steps:
  1. Open your WSDL file in the WSDL editor.
  2. Click the Source tab.
  3. Select the source code you want to edit.

At any time, you can switch to the Source view to review the source code of the WSDL file. You can also edit your WSDL file directly in the Source view.

Editing in the Design view

The Design view provides a graphical way to browse and edit your WSDL file. Each type of top level WSDL object is shown within a tabular view (for example, service, binding, port type). Each tabular view contains one or more rows that represent the structure of the object. The service, binding, and port type objects are 'linked'. A line displays to denote a reference (or association) between these objects.

Image of a WSDL file open in the WSDL editor

Editing in the Properties view

The Properties view displays a list of attributes and editable attribute values of a selected WSDL object and contains the following panes to edit:

  • General pane, which displays a list of object attributes.
  • Documentation pane, which specifies the information you want the user to read.
  • Extensions pane, which is used to add extension components.

Editing in the Outline view

The Outline view will show you all the items in your WSDL file as you add them. In this view, you can both create and delete WSDL components.

The Outline view contains the following folders you can use (by right-clicking and selecting the appropriate option) to edit your WSDL file:

  • Imports┬ástatements, which are used to associate a namespace with a document location.
  • Types, which provide data type definitions used to describe the messages exchanged. You cannot edit any types directly using this folder.
  • Services, which are used to aggregate a set of related ports.
  • Bindings, which specify concrete protocol and data format specifications for the operations and messages defined by a particular port type.
  • Port Type, which is a set of abstract operations. Each operation refers to an input message and output messages.
  • Messages, which represent an abstract definition of the data being transmitted. A message consists of logical parts, each of which is associated with a definition within some type system.

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