.NET Proxy activity

An activity that uses a .NET proxy to call a web service method from a process.



Configure the .NET Proxy activity

To configure the .NET Proxy activity, do the procedure in this topic.

Prerequisites

Good to Know

  • In some cases, the type of the object instance returned by a web method may need to implement the IConvertible interface in order for the web method to be used with the Web Service activity.
  • In most text fields, you can use process data variables as an alternative to literal data values.
  • You can configure whether this activity waits for other activities before it runs.

    For more information, refer to How Do I Configure an Activity to Wait for Other Incoming Activities?

  • Documentation for Integrations with Third-Party, External, or Open Source Technologies

    The highest priority for AgilePoint NX Product Documentation is accuracy. Whenever feasible, AgilePoint provides input details, business rules, or example values for third-party integrations. These can include any technology that is not native to AgilePoint NX, such as Salesforce, Active Directory, or REST. However this information is subject to change without notice to AgilePoint. Because we can not guarantee the accuracy of this information, the details provided for third-party product input values, as well as examples for third-party product integrations, are limited in the AgilePoint documentation. It is the responsibility of third-party vendors to provide documentation related to these aspects of their software and services.

    For examples of use case implementations or configuration field input values for third-party products, AgilePoint recommends these resources:

    • AgilePoint Community Forums - An AgilePoint-moderated, crowd-sourcing user forum where you can ask questions about specific techniques, the solutions to use cases, workarounds, or other topics that may not be covered in the Product Documentation.
    • Professional Services - If you can not find the information you need for your specific business problem, mentoring is available through AgilePoint Professional Services.
    • Personalized Training - AgilePoint can provide personalized training for your organization. To request personalized training, contact AgilePoint Sales.
    • Third-Party Vendor Documentation - Whenever feasible, AgilePoint provides links to third-party vendor documentation.

      This does not include technology standards or protocols, such as JavaScript, REST, or FTP. Resources for these technical standards are publicly available on the Internet.

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 .NET dot NET icon activity onto your process.
    • Change an activity:
      1. In your process, double-click your activity.

Procedure

  1. Complete the fields on the General Configuration screen.

    For more information, refer to Configure General Options for a System Activity.

  2. Click .NET Configuration dot NET Configuration icon.
  3. Complete the fields on the .NET Configuration screen.

    For more information, refer to Call a Web Service Method from a .NET Proxy.

  4. (Optional) Click Advanced Advanced icon > E-mail Notifications E-mail Notifications icon.

    For more information, refer to Configure E-mail Notifications for Any Activity.

General Configuration

Specifies the common information for a system activity.

Screen



Fields

Field Name Definition

Display Name

Function:
Specifies the activity name that shows in your process.
Accepted Values:
One line of text that can have spaces.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No
Example:
Refer to:

Description

Function:
Specifies an optional text description for your activity.
Accepted Values:
More than one line of text.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

.NET Proxy Configuration

Specifies the web service method to call when the activity starts.

Screen



Fields

Field Name Definition

.NET Proxy Access Token

Function:
Specifies the access token that connects to your web service from a .NET proxy on the AgilePoint Server machine.
Accepted Values:
A list of access tokens configured for your environment.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Add Token Add Token icon

Opens this Screen:
Access Token for .Net Proxy
Function of this Screen:
Configure an access token to connect to a .NET proxy service.

Class Name

Function:
Specifies the name of the .NET class to call.
Accepted Values:
A class name from the list.
Default Value:
None

Method Name

Function:
Specifies the name of the method to call.
Accepted Values:
A method name from the list.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
No

Runtime URL

Function:
Specifies the URL of the endpoint of the web service or WCF service you want to connect.
Accepted Values:
A valid endpoint URL.
Default Value:
None
Accepts Process Data Variables:
Yes
Example:
  • http://localhost:60617/WebService.asmx
  • http://myserver.com/AgilePointServer/Admin?WSDL
  • http://CSC-NINE:7002/AgilePointServer/Workflow

Request Mapping

Function:
Connects the web service request to your schema. This is mandatory only if the request passes data from the process schema to parameters in the web method.
To Open this Field:
  1. On the .NET Proxy Configuration screen, click the Request tab. You can not map the schema if the web 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

Map Response to AgilePoint Schema

Function:
Specifies if the web service response connects to your schema.
To Open this Field:
  1. On the .NET Proxy Configuration screen, click the Response tab. You can not map the schema if the web 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

Store the Response in Custom Attribute

Function:
Specifies the name of the process data variable that stores the response to a method call to a WCF service.
To Open this Field:
  1. On the .NET Proxy 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