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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 5, 2010

UML-to-WSDL tranformation: meaningful fault names

Trying to achieve:
*Add named exceptions/faults to an interface operation in the model
*Run UML-to-WSDL and get a WSDL with operations/faults/fault messages

Current approach:
1. Start with an interface with an operation that has input/output
message defined
2. Add a parameter, set name to for example "PersonNotFound", set
direction "out"
3. Press the parameter, go to Advanced tab and set "Is Exception" to
"true"
4. Run transformation
Current result:
* The fault is added, but the fault message does not have
"PersonNotFound" in the name, but rather
"Fault1".
* When using WSDL2Java or wsimport, the message name is used, which is
very cryptic
Proposed solution:
*Generate fault message name based on the pattern _ instead of _fault

Idea priority High
RFE ID 6524
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Software Architect for WebSphere
  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Software Architect for WebSphere

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Software Architect for WebSphere

  • Guest
    Oct 19, 2010

    This enhancement request is under consideration for a future release.

  • Guest
    Jul 14, 2010

    We will consider this enhancement request as an uncommitted candidate for a future release.

  • Guest
    Jul 7, 2010

    Modeled Business faults in WSDL are a major SOA top down differentiator. This feature would allow for the Business Process to better express the expected outcomes for the interface.