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Generate WSDL from Java dialog

Use the dialog to configure Web service WSDL generation and select the methods to be exposed as Web service operations and deployed. The contents of the dialog depend on the Web service type.



Web Service Type

Class to Generate WSDL For

Shows the name of the class.


Web Service URL

Specify the URL address the Web service will be available at.


Methods for Operation

Specify which methods of the selected class you want to be deployed as Web service operations.

  • Method to Expose: shows a list of all the methods within the selected class.

  • Add to Deployment: select the checkbox next to the methods you want to be deployed as operations.

If a method cannot be selected, a tooltip explains the reason.

Apache Axis

Web Service Namespace

Specify the Web service namespace prefix.

Apache Axis

SOAP Action

Select the value for the soapAction attribute of the <wsdlsoap:operation /> field. The available options are:

  • Default: set the soapAction according to the operation's metadata (usually to "").

  • Operation: set the soapAction is to the operation's name.

  • None: set the soapAction is to "".

Apache Axis

Binding Style

Specify the style of the WSDL document to be generated. The available options are:

  • RPC: generate an rpc WSDL (selected by default).

  • Document: generate a Document WSDL.

  • Wrapped: generate a WSDL using the wrapped approach. If you select this option, Literal is automatically pre-selected in the Use Items in Bindings list.

Apache Axis

Use Items in Bindings

Select how the generated WSDL document should be used. The available options are:

  • Literal: define the representation of the XML for the request by the XML Schema.

  • Encoded: specify the SOAP encoding in the generated WSDL.

Apache Axis

Type Mapping Version

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

  • 1.1 indicates SOAP 1.1 JAX-RPC compliant.

  • 1.2 indicates SOAP 1.1 encoded.

Apache Axis


This read-only field shows whether the specified URL address is correct.


Last modified: 11 February 2024