Use the Service Definition builder and the Service Operation builder to create a IBM® WebSphere® Portlet Factory data service.
Use this builder when you want to create a service with one or more operations. You can use this service from another WebSphere Portlet Factory model using lightweight Java execution, or you can make it available to other applications via WSDL and SOAP.
A data service created by this builder is initially an empty shell that does not contain any operations. Once the service shell is created by this builder, use the Service Operation builder to add specific services to the data service.
A data service created by this builder can be invoked in another model if that model contains a Service Consumer builder. When you create a data service with this builder, you can also opt to expose the service as a WSDL SOAP service.
This builder also provides support for additional features of WebSphere Portlet Factory and its service-oriented architecture, including:
Stub Model Generation
A stub service data model allows you to build and test front end presentation models without the need for back end connectivity. This de-coupling of presentation and data access layers facilitates development.Service Test and Troubleshooting
Parent topic: Builder help
About using the builder call editor
Working with data services
Service Stub builder
Service Test builder
Creating a service provider model