Can we generate WSDL from XSD?

But it is possible to “generate a WSDL, given an XSD”, with some creative effort. If the phrase “generate a WSDL given an XSD” is taken to imply “mechanically transform an XSD into a WSDL”, then the answer is NO, you cannot do that.

What is an XSD file?

XSD (XML Schema Definition) is a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendation that specifies how to formally describe the elements in an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document. XSD can also be used for generating XML documents that can be treated as programming objects.

How import XSD file to WSDL?

To import an XML schema

  1. In the WSDL view, right-click the Types node and choose Add -> Schema Import. The Add Import dialog box opens.
  2. Expand the By File or By Namespace node to navigate to and select the XML schema file.
  3. Click OK. The schema import node appears.

How does JDeveloper generate WSDL from XSD?

Let’s go step by step.

  1. Suppose you have an Application and a project in the JDeveloper.
  2. Right-click on the project and create a schema file.
  3. Create the XSD structure like below.
  4. Let’s create a WSDL document.
  5. Arrange the schema and WSDL editor windows in a vertical split arrangement like as shown below.

What is the purpose of XSD file?

The purpose of an XSD schema is to define and describe a class of XML documents by using schema components to constrain and document the meaning, usage and relationships of their constituent parts: datatypes, elements and their content and attributes and their values.

How do XSD files work?

XSD provides the syntax and defines a way in which elements and attributes can be represented in a XML document. It also advocates that the given XML document should be of a specific format and specific data type. XSD schema provides the ability to specify data types for both elements and attributes.

How do WSDL files work?

WSDL is an XML format for describing network services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. The operations and messages are described abstractly, and then bound to a concrete network protocol and message format to define an endpoint.

What is WSDL import?

How do I create a WSDL file?

To create a WSDL file from scratch

  1. Enter a name for the port type.
  2. Enter a name for the operation.
  3. Select the type of operation.
  4. Define the message that the operation receives as input.
  5. If the operation is a request-response operation, then define the message that the operation sends as output.


WSDL is an XML notation for describing a web service. A WSDL definition tells a client how to compose a web service request and describes the interface that is provided by the web service provider.

How many XSD files are included in WSDL?

The WSDL file uses xsd:include to include around 10 different XSD files where all the elements are defined. I have observed that when I try to create the WSDL messages using the elements defined in the included XSD files, BW shows only the elements from the XSD file which are defined in the last included XSD.

What do you need to know about WSDL files?

WSDL files are central to testing SOAP-based services. SoapUI uses WSDL files to generate test requests, assertions and mock services. WSDL files define various aspects of SOAP messages:

Can a WSDL file be imported into a separate XML file?

Wsdl.exe actually has no problem if the targetNamespace of a separate XML Schema file is the same as that of an importing WSDL file (although it’s hard to tell whether this violates WSDL’s rules for import), but it definitely complains if two WSDL files share the same targetNamespace when importing one into the other.

What is the purpose of XSD in XML?

XSD (XML schema definition) defines the element in an XML document. It can be used to verify if the elements in the xml document adheres to the description in which the content is to be placed.

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