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25.2. Creating a Service Object


The class represents the wsdl:service element which contains the definition of all of the endpoints that expose a service. As such, it provides methods that allow you to get endpoints, defined by wsdl:port elements, that are proxies for making remote invocations on a service.
The Service class provides the abstractions that allow the client code to work with Java types as opposed to working with XML documents.

The create() methods

The Service class has two static create() methods that can be used to create a new Service object. As shown in Example 25.1, “Service create() Methods”, both of the create() methods take the QName of the wsdl:service element the Service object will represent, and one takes a URI specifying the location of the WSDL contract.
All services publish their WSDL contracts. For SOAP/HTTP services the URI is usually the URI for the service appended with ?wsdl.

Example 25.1. Service create() Methods

public static Service create(URL wsdlLocation,
                             QName serviceName)
    throws WebServiceException;

public static Service create(QName serviceName)
    throws WebServiceException;
The value of the serviceName parameter is a QName. The value of its namespace part is the target namespace of the service. The service's target namespace is specified in the targetNamespace property of the @WebService annotation. The value of the QName's local part is the value of wsdl:service element's name attribute. You can determine this value in one of the following ways:
  1. It is specified in the serviceName property of the @WebService annotation.
  2. You append Service to the value of the name property of the @WebService annotation.
  3. You append Service to the name of the SEI.


Example 25.2, “Creating a Service Object” shows code for creating a Service object for the SEI shown in Example 24.7, “Fully Annotated SEI”.

Example 25.2. Creating a Service Object

package com.fusesource.demo;

import javax.xml.namespace.QName;

public class Client
public static void main(String args[])
1    QName serviceName = new QName("", "stockQuoteReporter");
2    Service s = Service.create(serviceName);
The code in Example 25.2, “Creating a Service Object” does the following:
Builds the QName for the service using the targetNamespace property and the name property of the @WebService annotation.
Calls the single parameter create() method to create a new Service object.
Using the single parameter create() frees you from having any dependencies on accessing a WSDL contract.