Variables

Variables

Variables

Variables are used in BPEL to store inbound and outbound messages for examination and manipulation by the business logic; they can also be used to save intermediate results and the process state. There are three kinds of variable declarations: messages types, XML Schema types and XML Schema elements.

The Details tab allows you to define the variable declared type and its structure by selecting from known types. Once a variable type has been defined, the structure of the variable is shown. Clicking on the hyperlink will open the WSDL or XML Schema editor for the selected type or element.