Consumed Web Service

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1 Introduction

This document describes the properties of an imported web service. For a general overview of imported web services, see Consumed Web Services overview documentation.

2 WSDL Source

You can load the WSDL from a URL or from a WSDL file saved on your disk.

3 Services

This part specifies the services to be found in the WSDL.

  • Name – the name of the service.
  • Port – the selected port.
  • Location – where the service is located.
  • Location constant – can be used to add additional locations for a service in the case of, for example, when the URL of the SOAP service changes when moving from a development to a production environment. See also Constants.

If there is a multiple-port service defined in the WSDL, a pop-up dialog box will enable you to select which of the ports to use.

4 Operations

This part shows all the operations found in the WSDL. You can expand the list and see additional information about individual operations in the right pane.

5 Advanced Settings

Check Send binary data as attachment (MTOM) to enable MTOM (Message Transmission Optimization Mechanism): a method of efficiently sending binary data to and from Web services. Read more about it at

6 Calling Consumed Web Services

For details on how to call a consumed web service, see Call Web Service.