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Selecting WSDL

The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is an XML-based language that can be used to describe the services a business offers, and to provide a way for individuals and other businesses to access those services electronically.

Import a WSDL

When working with the plug-in, you must import a WSDL for your project after creating a project. For more information, see Import a WSDL and Creating a Project.

Default WSDL

In the plug-in, all available WSDLs and the SalesforceWSDLs.xml file that defines the WSDLs shown in the Select WSDL list are located in the TIBCO_HOME\bw\palettes\salesforce\6.2\wsdls directory.

The default WSDL is defined in the first wsdl node in the SalesforceWSDLs.xml file, as shown in the following figure.

SalesforceResources Folder

If the WSDL is successfully selected in an application module, the SalesforceResources folder is displayed in the Project Explorer view. It is used to store Salesforce resource files related to the current application module. The resource files include the WSDL files, metadata files, and so on.

Note: You cannot rename, edit, or delete the WSDL and the metadata files in the SalesforceResources folder. But you can add other files to the SalesforceResources folder.

Switch a WSDL

The plug-in contains two types of Salesforce.com WSDLs, the Partner WSDL and the Enterprise WSDL. You can only select one WSDL for an application module. If you want to switch the current WSDL to another one, perform the Select WSDL operation again and follow these guidelines:
  • When switching WSDLs between two different versions of Partner WSDLs, perform the Select WSDL operation to import a target WSDL first, and then update the metadata from the Salesforce.com server. For more information, see Refreshing Metadata.
  • When the Partner WSDL is replaced with an Enterprise WSDL, all metadata files related to the original Partner WSDL are erased from the SalesforceResource folder. The Enterprise WSDL contains its own metadata that can be used in your process.
  • When the Enterprise WSDL is replaced with a Partner WSDL, you must select a Partner WSDL first, and then perform the Getting Metadata operation to get the metadata from the Salesforce.com server.
  • When the WSDL is changed, you are required to update the string in the Server URL field in the Salesforce Connection window by clicking the Reload URL button.
    Note: If the field is a Model property, you need to change the string in the Model Properties window manually. The Server URL in all the Salesforce configuration resources must be in the same version as the selected WSDL.
  • For the Salesforce activities, the schema of the Input, Output and Fault tabs are parsed from the certain WSDL. After the WSDL is changed, the mapping configuration for the previously mentioned fields might be affected. In this case you have to repair any incorrect mappings.