Running the Client Examples

The simple client programs provided with this tutorial can be run from the command line. You can modify them to suit your needs. They allow you to specify either the IBM registry or the Microsoft registry for queries and updates; you can specify any other UDDI version 2 registry.

The client examples, in the <INSTALL>/j2eetutorial14/examples/jaxr/simple/src/ directory, are as follows:

The <INSTALL>/j2eetutorial14/examples/jaxr/simple/ directory also contains the following:

You do not have to have the Application Server running in order to run most of these client examples. You do need to have it running in order to run and

Before You Compile the Examples

Before you compile the examples, edit the file <INSTALL>/j2eetutorial14/examples/jaxr/simple/src/ as follows.

  1. Edit the following lines to specify the registry you wish to access. For both the queryURL and the publishURL assignments, comment out all but the registry you wish to access. The default is the IBM registry.
  2. ## Uncomment one pair of query and publish URLs.
    ## IBM:
    ## Microsoft:

    The IBM and Microsoft registries both contain a considerable amount of data that you can perform queries on. Moreover, you do not have to register if you are only going to perform queries.

    We have not included the URLs of the SAP registry; feel free to add them.

    If you want to publish to any of the public registries, the registration process for obtaining access to them is not difficult (see Preliminaries: Getting Access to a Registry). Each of them, however, allows you to have only one organization registered at a time. If you publish an organization to one of them, you must delete it before you can publish another. Because the organization that the JAXRPublish example publishes is fictitious, you will want to delete it immediately anyway.

    Be aware also that because the public registries are test registries, they do not always behave reliably.

  3. Edit the following lines to specify the user name and password you obtained when you registered with the registry.
  4. ## Specify user name and password

  5. Edit the following lines, which contain empty strings for the proxy hosts, to specify your own proxy settings. The proxy host is the system on your network through which you access the Internet; you usually specify it in your Internet browser settings.
  6. ## HTTP and HTTPS proxy host and port

    The proxy ports have the value 8080, which is the usual one; change this string if your proxy uses a different port.

    Your entries usually follow this pattern:


  7. If you are running the Application Server on a system other than your own or if it is using a nondefault HTTP port, change the following lines:
  8. link.uri=http://localhost:8080/hello-jaxrpc/hello?WSDL

    Specify the fully qualified host name instead of localhost, or change 8080 to the correct value for your system.

  9. Feel free to change any of the organization data in the remainder of the file. This data is used by the publishing and postal address examples. Try to make the organization names unusual so that queries will return relatively few results.

You can edit the src/ file at any time. The asant targets that run the client examples will use the latest version of the file.

Compiling the Examples

To compile the programs, go to the <INSTALL>/j2eetutorial14/examples/jaxr/simple/ directory. A build.xml file allows you to use the following command to compile all the examples:

asant compile 

The asant tool creates a subdirectory called build.

Running the Examples

You do not need to startApplication Server in order to run the examples against public registries.

Running the JAXRPublish Example

To run the JAXRPublish program, use the run-publish target with no command-line arguments:

asant run-publish 

The program output displays the string value of the key of the new organization, which is named The Coffee Break.

After you run the JAXRPublish program but before you run JAXRDelete, you can run JAXRQuery to look up the organization you published.

Running the JAXRQuery Example

To run the JAXRQuery example, use the asant target run-query. Specify a query-string argument on the command line to search the registry for organizations whose names contain that string. For example, the following command line searches for organizations whose names contain the string "coff" (searching is not case-sensitive):

asant -Dquery-string=coff run-query 

Running the JAXRQueryByNAICSClassification Example

After you run the JAXRPublish program, you can also run the JAXRQueryByNAICSClassification example, which looks for organizations that use the All Other Specialty Food Stores classification, the same one used for the organization created by JAXRPublish. To do so, use the asant target run-query-naics:

asant run-query-naics 

Running the JAXRDelete Example

To run the JAXRDelete program, specify the key string displayed by the JAXRPublish program as input to the run-delete target:

asant -Dkey-string=keyString run-delete 

Publishing a Classification Scheme

To publish organizations with postal addresses to public registries, you must first publish a classification scheme for the postal address.

To run the JAXRSaveClassificationScheme program, use the target run-save-scheme:

asant run-save-scheme 

The program returns a UUID string, which you will use in the next section.

The public registries allow you to own more than one classification scheme at a time (the limit is usually a total of about 10 classification schemes and concepts put together).

Running the Postal Address Examples

Before you run the postal address examples, open the file src/postalconcepts.xml in an editor. Wherever you see the string uuid-from-save, replace it with the UUID string returned by the run-save-scheme target (including the uuid: prefix).

For a given registry, you only need to publish the classification scheme and edit postalconcepts.xml once. After you perform those two steps, you can run the JAXRPublishPostal and JAXRQueryPostal programs multiple times.

  1. Run the JAXRPublishPostal program. Specify the string you entered in the postalconcepts.xml file, including the uuid: prefix, as input to the run-publish-postal target:
  2. asant -Duuid-string=uuidstring run-publish-postal

    The uuidstring would look something like this (case is not significant):


    The program output displays the string value of the key of the new organization.

  3. Run the JAXRQueryPostal program. The run-query-postal target specifies the postalconcepts.xml file in a <sysproperty> tag.
  4. As input to the run-query-postal target, specify both a query-string argument and a uuid-string argument on the command line to search the registry for the organization published by the run-publish-postal target:

    asant -Dquery-string=coffee
    uuidstring run-query-postal

    The postal address for the primary contact will appear correctly with the JAXR PostalAddress methods. Any postal addresses found that use other postal address schemes will appear as Slot lines.

  5. Make sure to follow the instructions in Running the JAXRDelete Example to delete the organization you published.

Deleting a Classification Scheme

To delete the classification scheme you published after you have finished using it, run the JAXRDeleteScheme program using the run-delete-scheme target:

asant -Duuid-string=uuidstring run-delete-scheme 

For the public UDDI registries, deleting a classification scheme removes it from the registry logically but not physically. The classification scheme will still be visible if, for example, you call the method QueryManager.getRegisteredObjects. However, you can no longer use the classification scheme. Therefore, you may prefer not to delete the classification scheme from the registry, in case you want to use it again. The public registries normally allow you to own up to 10 of these objects.

Publishing a Concept for a WSDL Document

To publish the location of the WSDL document for the JAX-RPC Hello service, first deploy the service to the Application Server as described in Creating a Simple Web Service and Client with JAX-RPC.

Then run the JAXRPublishConcept program using the run-publish-concept target:

asant run-publish-concept 

The program output displays the UUID string of the new specification concept, which is named HelloConcept. You will use this string in the next section.

After you run the JAXRPublishConcept program, you can run JAXRPublishHelloOrg to publish an organization that uses this concept.

Publishing an Organization with a WSDL Document in Its Service Binding

To run the JAXRPublishHelloOrg example, use the asant target run-publish-hello-org. Specify the string returned from JAXRPublishConcept (including the uuid: prefix) as input to this target:

asant -Duuid-string=uuidstring run-publish-hello-org 

The uuidstring would look something like this (it may be in either uppercase or lowercase, depending on which registry you are using):


The program output displays the string value of the key of the new organization, which is named Hello Organization.

After you publish the organization, run the JAXRQueryByWSDLClassification example to search for it. To delete it, run JAXRDelete.

Running the JAXRQueryByWSDLClassification Example

To run the JAXRQueryByWSDLClassification example, use the asant target run-query-wsdl. Specify a query-string argument on the command line to search the registry for specification concepts whose names contain that string. For example, the following command line searches for concepts whose names contain the string "helloconcept" (searching is not case-sensitive):

asant -Dquery-string=helloconcept run-query-wsdl 

This example finds the concept and organization you published. A common string such as "hello" returns many results from the public registries and is likely to run for several minutes.

Deleting a Concept

To run the JAXRDeleteConcept program, specify the UUID string displayed by the JAXRPublishConcept program as input to the run-delete-concept target:

asant -Duuid-string=uuidString run-delete-concept 

Deleting a concept from a public UDDI registry is similar to deleting a classification scheme: The concept is removed logically but not physically. Do not delete the concept until after you have deleted any organizations that refer to it.

Getting a List of Your Registry Objects

To get a list of the objects you own in the registry--organizations, classification schemes, and concepts--run the JAXRGetMyObjects program by using the run-get-objects target:

asant run-get-objects 

Other Targets

To remove the build directory and class files, use the command

asant clean 

To obtain a syntax reminder for the targets, use the command

asant -projecthelp