Changing Verastream Host Integrator WSDL References

  • 7021569
  • 29-Oct-2010
  • 11-Mar-2018

Environment

Verastream Host Integrator
Verastream Process Designer

Situation

When you are importing a Verastream Host Integrator (VHI) web service into an older third-party technology (such as Siebel), it may present an error when it does not understand WSDL internal references. 

Resolution

To resolve this issue, you can use a separate tool (such as Verastream Process Designer or soapUI) to convert and re-export the WSDL, then import the converted WSDL in your third-party tool.

Conversion with Verastream Process Designer

Verastream Process Designer (VPD) is a separate product used to orchestrate multiple web services. You can download a time-limited evaluation (trial) version at https://www.attachmate.com/Evals/legacy-app-modernization/vpd/eval-form.htm. After installing VPD, use the following steps to convert the Verastream Host Integrator WSDL:

  1. Run the Design Studio application.
  2. Create a new project. Enter a project name.
  3. Import the VHI web service (in the New Project wizard, or click File > Import Service). For more information on the WSDL location, see KB 7021550.
  4. All internal references are automatically converted to local references, and are stored in the project imports subfolder (such as C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Attachmate\Verastream\ProcessDesigner\workspace\<project>\imports on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008).
  5. Import these file(s) into your third-party tool.

Conversion with soapUI

The soapUI open source tool is available from http://www.soapui.org/ or http://sourceforge.net/projects/soapui/. After installing soapUI, use the following steps to convert the Verastream Host Integrator WSDL:

  1. Create a new soapUI project.
    1. Enter a project name.
    2. Enter the VHI service WSDL. For more information on the WSDL location, see KB 7021550.
  2. In the project tree, within the new project, right click the WSDL port binding. Click Export Definition.
  3. Select the output folder. The WSDL is exported, including its dependencies, with internal references converted to local file references.
  4. Import these output file(s) into your third-party tool.

Cause

Some third-party technologies have problems consuming web services that use WSDL internal references, such as those generated by the Verastream Host Integrator (VHI) embedded SOAP stack (version 7.0 or higher) or Web Builder-generated web service projects (version 6.6 or earlier). 

Additional Information

Legacy KB ID

This article was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 10113.

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