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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Create SOAP Web Service with Application Module quickly in ADF 12.2.1

SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol, a protocol to exchange information in XML format between two applications over HTTP. This protocol is used to create ,access and consume web services.

SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) focuses on re-usability and exposing application module as web service makes it's methods and objects accessible from any device , any platform and these methods and objects can be further used by any other application

In ADF 12.2.1 we can create a SOAP web service within seconds , See how to configure Application Module to expose it's methods and objects to service interface
  • Created a Fusion Web Application using Departments and Employees table of HR Schema

  • Open Application Module and Web Service tab, there is a separate tab for SOAP , click on green plus icon

  • In Step 1 we can set Web Service Name and Target Namespace, Also enable option to generate asynchronous methods, by default it supports synchronous service methods .
    Read in detail check this - Creating SOAP Web Services with Application Modules

  • In Step 2 we can expose some built in methods and in Step 3 if we have any custom methods defined in Application Module then we can expose these methods to service interface.
    Here i have created a simple method in AMImpl to get department name from it's id and exposed this method in service

  •     /**Method to get Department Name from Department Id
         * @param deptId
         * @return
        public String getDeptName(Integer deptId) {
            String deptName = "Department not found";
            ViewObject deptVo = this.getDepartments1();
            Row[] filteredRows = deptVo.getFilteredRows("DepartmentId", deptId);
            if (filteredRows.length > 0) {
                deptName = filteredRows[0].getAttribute("DepartmentName").toString();
            return deptName;

  • In Step 4 select viewObject that we want to expose and their methods , i have selected both Departments and Employees viewObject and enabled operation for both
    For Departments ViewObject -

  •  For Employee ViewObject-

  • Click on Finish to create service interface and all required files 

  • Now to run and check web service , Expand Application Module root and there is a  service implementation java class  , Right click on this and choose Run

  • On running you'll see an URL in weblogic log tab, click on that url it will open HTTP Analyzer tool and there you'll see list of all operation , here i have selected GetByKey operation of Departments viewObject

  •           Here i passed depatmentId as key parameter and you can see web service response

  • Again i selected create operation for Departments viewObject and provided all parameters and click Send Request button

  •                   and result in database table

  • This time i am checking custom method defined in application module to get Department Name

All Done :) Sample ADF Application-Download

Cheers :) Happy Learning

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