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Test drive an enterprise service from the system
By Suraj Kumar Pabbathi, YASH Technologies
Enterprise Service: Enterprises services are Web services that have an enterprise-level
are typically an aggregation of application (or Web) services of lower
granularity, combined with simple business logic to support a step in a business
does a Web service differ from an enterprise service?
the broader business process logic. Web services are small, modular
applications that use Internet technologies and are usually accessed as detailed
functions in applications or enterprise services. There are agreed standards for
describing and accessing Web services. (Web Service Description Language (WSDL),
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and Universal Description, Discovery, and
Sometimes you might want to test
drive the enterprise service before downloading it to ensure you are consuming
the right service with the right attributes and functionalities.
Using the same Service Operation
respectively enterprise service we can test-drive the enterprise services with
the Web Service Navigator
Use transaction WSADMIN to
enter the administration area for Enterprise Services
You will be directed to Web
Service/ Enterprise Service administration for SOAP runtime window
If your Add-on is successfully
deployed to your system, then the Enterprise Services will be placed under the
SOAP applications for Proxies folder
You can select a particular
enterprise service by clicking on the folder and choosing it from within. Now
you are given one of the choices to view the WSDL rendered in your browser or
test-drive the enterprise service via Web Service Navigator. For a case, let us
test a Sales Order Display Application.
Let us do the following operations:
Test-drive WSDL (use valid and existing values)
View or download WSDL
Service Operation names in the ES Workplace have their counterparts in the backend system with their ABAP names.
Operation name: “Read Sales Order”
name/ Web Service Definition name: “ECC_SALESORDER002QR”
This Web Service Definition name is provided within the technical data section
for a enterprise service or through the Service Registry
or download WSDL
have various options to view the WSDL. By default the WSDL you chose will be
rendered in your Internet browser.
can use either CTRL+F1 or click on the WSDL icon.
can additional select SAP features to get these shown in the WSDL. When prompted
for settings, you need to choose document style.
be shown the following WSDL.
can save the WSDL by using the “save as” option of your browser. Note that
the file extension has to be changed from XML to WSDL if you want to further use
it in development. Your browser treats it as a regular XML file and therefore
suggests saving the WSDL as XML file.
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