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How to Test Your Process

Testing your service is an important step before you run your process in a production environment. Testing is an easy two-step procedure:

  1. After you successfully deploy the process to the Process Server, a Deployment Successful message box displays.

    Deployment Successful

    Click Test Service to launch the Web Services Explorer, a browser-based test tool, where you can test the SOAP-based Web service. This message box always contains the URL to the last deployed service.

    You can see a list of all SOAP-based Web services that are currently available for processes deployed to the Process Server by navigating to the appropriate Web address.

    • http://localhost:8282/vse
    • https://localhost:8383/vse
  2. In the Actions view of Web Services Explorer, enter the parameters of the WSDL in order to test the service. Click Go.

    Web Services Explorer

    To test Web services that are protected by WS-Security, Basic Authentication, or HTTPS use a third-party development environment, such as Eclipse or Microsoft Visual Studio.

If your test is not successful

The Status section of the Web Services Explorer provides the first troubleshooting information.

  • Under the Body section, review the error message.
  • Click Source to expose the SOAP request and response envelope. The information in the response envelope is typically very useful in diagnosing the problem.
  • If your service has failed, it is easy to determine the fault you are dealing with. In the Status pane, note the fault type.

    Fault type

When a fault is detected you can create a fault handler to handle the situation.

  • Always look carefully at the response from the server. When there is an error often there is a stack trace in the server console or log.
  • If you are getting a response, but not the response you expected, debug your process.

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