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Generate Java Code from WSDL dialog

The dialog opens after you create a Java module and enable Web services client development in it. To access the dialog at any time during development, select the desired client module in the Project view and choose Tools | XML WebServices and WSDL | Generate Java Code From WSDL from the main menu.

Use the Generate Java Code From WSDL dialog to generate the client-side XML-Java bindings based on the desired WSDL descriptor of the target Web service. Technically, IntelliJ IDEA generates Java code from WSDL using third party libraries. The command that control this process uses data that you specify in the Generate Java Code From WSDL dialog.



Web Service Client Type

Web service wsdl url

Specify the location of the target Web service WSDL descriptor.


User Name and Password

Specify the credentials for accessing the WSDL URL address. The fields are mandatory if the WSDL location requires authentication.


Output Path

Specify the module source directory to place the generated files in.


Package Prefix

Specify the package for the compiled Java classes.


Output Mode

Specify whether you want to generate Java code only for the client side or for the server side as well.

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Type Mapping Version

Specify the default type mapping registry for mapping an XML qualified name to a Java class, using a specified Deserializer. The available options are:

  • 1.1

  • 1.2

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Allow Extensions

Generate Java code for the extension points contained in the WSDL file.


Generate TestCase

Generate an additional JUnit test case class for testing purposes.

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Generate Classes for Schema Arrays

Specify whether to generate classes for schema arrays or use Java arrays.

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Generate Unreferenced Elements

Generate Java code for unreferenced (declared in the schema but not used) elements as well.

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Support Wrapped Document/Literal Style

Configure processing of "wrapped" document/literal, which is a document literal variation that wraps parameters as children of the root element.

By default, this is enabled, and a set of conditions defines whether top-level elements are "unwrapped" and each component of the element should be treated as an argument of the operation. The following conditions apply to "unwrapped" elements:

  • An input message consists of single part.

  • This single part is an element.

  • The element has the same name as the operation.

  • The element's complex type has no attributes.

If disabled, there will be no special treatment for "wrapped" document/literal style operations.

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View the information in this read-only field to track and improve discrepancies when configuring the code generation procedure.


Last modified: 17 June 2024