EclipseLink/Examples/DBWS/DBWSComplexArgStoredFunction

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{NB - this capability is available starting in version 2.3 of DBWS}

EclipseLink DBWS Service based on a PL/SQL Stored Function with complex PL/SQL arguments

The use-case for this example is the creation of a Web service that exposes a PL/SQL Stored Function that uses complex PL/SQL types as an IN or return argument.

The following stored function will be used for this example:

FUNCTION F1(OLDREC IN ARECORD, FOO IN VARCHAR2) RETURN ARECORD IS
  arec ARECORD; -- temp var
  BEGIN
    arec.T1 := ... some processing based upon OLDREC
    arec.T2 := ... AND FOO
    arec.T3 := ...
    RETURN arec;
  END F1;

Type ARECORD is defined in PL/SQL Package SOMEPACKAGE as follows:

CREATE OR REPLACE PACKAGE SOMEPACKAGE AS
  TYPE TBL1 IS TABLE OF VARCHAR2(111) INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER;
  TYPE TBL2 IS TABLE OF NUMBER INDEX BY BINARY_INTEGER;
  TYPE ARECORD IS RECORD (
    T1 TBL1,
    T2 TBL2,
    T3 BOOLEAN
  );
  FUNCTION F1(OLDREC IN ARECORD, FOO IN VARCHAR2) RETURN ARECORD;
END SOMEPACKAGE;

Because PL/SQL record and collection types cannot be transported over JDBC, an anonymous block of PL/SQL code will be generated that contains functions that convert to/from JDBC and PL/SQL types. In order for this to work, each PL/SQL record or collection type that will be an IN, IN OUT, OUT or RETURN argument will need to have an equivalent JDBC type. In this example, the following JDBC type is required:

CREATE OR REPLACE TYPE ARECORD AS OBJECT (
  T1 TBL1,
  T2 TBL2,
  T3 BOOLEAN
)

The DBWSBuilder utility requires a DBWS configuration file as input. Note that the return type will be SOMEPACKAGE_ARECORD; this is a complex type in the generated EclipseLink DBWS schema (below), which in this case is constructed based on the contents of the package SOMEPACKAGE.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<dbws-builder xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <properties>
    <property name="projectName">testPLSQLFunction</property>
    ... database properties
  </properties>
  <plsql-procedure
   name="plsqlfunction"
   catalogPattern="SOMEPACKAGE"
   procedurePattern="F1"
 />
</dbws-builder>
prompt > dbwsbuilder.cmd -builderFile dbws-builder.xml -stageDir output_directory -packageAs wls testPLSQLFunction.war

where

  • dbws-builder.xml is the DBWS builder XML file above
  • output_directory is the output directory for the generated files
  • -packageAs specifies the platform on which the web service will be deployed

The generated eclipselink-dbws-schema.xsd file follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsd:schema xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" targetNamespace="urn:plsqlfunction" xmlns="urn:plsqlfunction" elementFormDefault="qualified">
   <xsd:complexType name="SOMEPACKAGE_TBL1">
      <xsd:sequence>
         <xsd:element name="item" type="xsd:string" maxOccurs="unbounded" nillable="true"/>
      </xsd:sequence>
   </xsd:complexType>
   <xsd:complexType name="SOMEPACKAGE_TBL2">
      <xsd:sequence>
         <xsd:element name="item" type="xsd:decimal" maxOccurs="unbounded" nillable="true"/>
      </xsd:sequence>
   </xsd:complexType>
   <xsd:complexType name="SOMEPACKAGE_ARECORD">
      <xsd:sequence>
         <xsd:element name="t1">
            <xsd:complexType>
               <xsd:sequence>
                  <xsd:element name="item" type="xsd:string" maxOccurs="unbounded" nillable="true"/>
               </xsd:sequence>
            </xsd:complexType>
         </xsd:element>
         <xsd:element name="t2">
            <xsd:complexType>
               <xsd:sequence>
                  <xsd:element name="item" type="xsd:decimal" maxOccurs="unbounded" nillable="true"/>
               </xsd:sequence>
            </xsd:complexType>
         </xsd:element>
         <xsd:element name="t3" type="xsd:boolean" nillable="true"/>
      </xsd:sequence>
   </xsd:complexType>
   <xsd:complexType name="simple-xml-format">
      <xsd:sequence>
         <xsd:any minOccurs="0"/>
      </xsd:sequence>
   </xsd:complexType>
   <xsd:element name="SOMEPACKAGE_TBL1" type="SOMEPACKAGE_TBL1"/>
   <xsd:element name="SOMEPACKAGE_TBL2" type="SOMEPACKAGE_TBL2"/>
   <xsd:element name="SOMEPACKAGE_ARECORD" type="SOMEPACKAGE_ARECORD"/>
</xsd:schema>