Call a Method from a WCF Service

To call a method from a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service, do the procedure in this topic.

Video: Show Data from a Web Service on an eForm

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Prerequisites

  • A valid WCF Service.

Good to Know

How to Start

  1. On the Application Explorer screen, do one of these:
  2. Do one of these:
    • Add an activity:
      1. In the Process Builder, in the Activity Library, open the Web Services Web Services icon tab.
      2. On the Web Services Web Services icon tab, drag the WCF WCF icon activity onto your process.
    • Change an activity:
      1. In your process, double-click your activity.
  3. On the WCF Configuration screen, click WCF Configuration WCF Configuration icon.

Procedure

  1. On the WCF Configuration screen, in the WCF Service field, select the access token of the WCF service.

    To create a new access token, click Add Token Add Token icon. For more information, refer to Access Token for WCF Service.

  2. In the Service Operation list, select your web method.
  3. To connect the request data from your schema to the source system, complete this field as necessary:
    Field Name Definition

    Request Mapping

    Function:
    Connects the WCF service request to your schema. This is mandatory only if the request passes data from the process schema to parameters in the service operation.
    To Open this Field:
    1. On the WCF Configuration screen, click the Request tab. You can not map the schema if the WCF service type is None.
    Accepted Values:
    Click the Schema Mapping Schema Mapping icon button to open the Schema Mapper.

    Use this screen to connect the request to the data model for your process.

    Default Value:
    None
  4. To connect response data from the WCF call to your process, do one of these.
    • To connect the response to your process schema, complete this field as necessary:
      Field Name Definition

      Map Response to AgilePoint Schema

      Function:
      Specifies if the WCF service response connects to your schema.
      To Open this Field:
      1. On the WCF Configuration screen, click the Response tab. You can not map the schema if the WCF service type is None.
      Accepted Values:
      Click the Schema Mapping Schema Mapping icon button to open the Schema Mapper.

      Use this screen to connect the response to the data model for your process.

      Default Value:
      None
    • To connect the response to a process data variable, complete this field as necessary:
      Field Name Definition

      Store the Response in Custom Attribute

      Function:
      Specifies the name of the process data variable that stores the response to a method call. The call must be a web service, Web Service Extension, WCF service, or web application.
      To Open this Field:
      1. On the WSE Configuration screen, click the Response tab. You can not map the schema if the web service type is None.
      Accepted Values:
      A process data variable.
      Default Value:
      None
      Accepts Process Data Variables:
      Yes