The Reply activity responds to an inbound message (Receive activity or a Pick) by sending a message back to the caller. A Reply activity is matched by a Receive.
Although multiple Reply activities can reference a single Receive activity, only one Reply can execute. You must specify a variable if the service returns outputs.
A Reply activity can return a fault response. See How do I Handle Faults? for more information. It is good practice, when creating a fault handler with a Reply activity, to add an Exit activity to terminate execution.
To build a Reply activity:
- From the Palette, drag a Reply activity to the BPEL Editor.
- In the Properties view, select the following values:
- Partner link
- Optionally type in a Name field on the Description tab.
- Select other optional properties as desired.