Version 9.6
 —  EntireX Workbench  —

EntireX IDL Tester

This document covers the following topics:

The Java Wrapper also provides a method of testing IDL files. This method was available in earlier EntireX versions and is useful if you need to generate test classes into a Java project. See Using the IDL Tester in the Java Wrapper documentation.


The IDL Tester is an easy-to-use utility to check the accessibility of the Web service from the EntireX Broker via the XML/SOAP RPC server. It acts as an RPC client application, taking as input an IDL file. It verifies the mapping of the RPC data to the Web services data in the XML/SOAP mapping file.

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Calling the IDL Tester

Start of instruction setTo call the IDL Tester


The dialog contains fields for Broker ID and server address and buttons, a message area for general output and error messages, and a parameter area with the input and output parameters. The fields for the input parameters have a white background and the fields for the output parameters are disabled and have a gray background.

Broker ID and server address are displayed as specified in the properties of the IDL file; they can be modified. To modify the server address, it is sufficient to enter the server; RPC/CALLNAT will be added automatically.

Button Explanation
Call Perform the remote procedure call.
Ping Ping the broker and the RPC server.
Open Conversation Open a conversational RPC (only visible if no conversation is open).
Commit Conversation Close the conversational RPC and commit the conversation (only visible after Open Conversation).
Abort Conversation Close the conversational RPC and abort the conversation (only visible after Open Conversation).
Reset Reset the message area and the parameters.
Exit Exit the IDL Tester.

The bottom of the dialog contains text fields for the parameters of the Software AG IDL file. These fields are prefixed with the group level, field name and type. IN and INOUT parameters can be edited, OUT parameters cannot be modified. The fields for INOUT and OUT parameters are updated after a successful call. Array elements must be separated by a semicolon. The last array element behind a semicolon will be used to fill up the array completely, e.g. (I4/5) and value 1;2 results in 1;2;2;2;2, but value 1;2; results in 1;2;;;.

The File Menu contains the entries Options and Exit. The Options dialog allows setting user and password for the Broker Authentication. In addition, for communication with Natural RPC Server, the Natural library can be set and if Natural logon is enabled, user ID and password for RPC Authentication can be set.


Start of instruction setTo execute the remote call via EntireX Broker

If the Broker returns errors (a BrokerException is thrown), the error message is displayed in the Messages area.

Start of instruction setTo ping the Broker and the RPC server

Start of instruction setTo delete the entries in the message area and the parameter fields

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Using a Broker with EntireX Security

When using a Broker which runs with EntireX Security, modify user ID and password accordingly.

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Using RPC Servers with Natural Security

When using Natural Security, enable Natural logon and set the user ID and the password.

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