App services have been deprecated in version 7.23.4 and are marked for removal. Use a consumed web service to consume existing app services.
App services are a way of connecting Mendix applications to each other. An app service can be imported and its content can be used. As for now, app services provide the following content:
- Microflow actions
- Domain model entities
In the project explorer, an app service can be selected in the ‘Add’ context menu on a module. See Select app service for more information.
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App service actions are directly available in Microflows. If a new activity is added, new app service actions are shown below the standard microflow actions.
An app service action may require parameters, and usually it supplies a return value. The return value can be used in the rest of the microflow. Parameters and return values can be an object or a list type; the entities which are accepted by the app service are included in the domain model of the app service.