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Hello every body,

I am a new webmethods user, I just finished to attend a webmethods 7.1.2 BPM course and I have some questions that I need to get answers. It helps me to understand very well almost all components, tools and concepts related to WebMethods 7.1.2

Many thanks to all of you and best regards

START THE INTEGRATION SERVER, BROKER AND MWS:
#What is the url for the IS Server ?
#what is the url for my webMethods Server ?
#Why is the broker monitor set to Automatic start, but not the broker server?

PACKAGES AND FOLDERS:
#If you place the folders in the wrong parent folder, how could you correct it?
#Why is a consistent folder structure in all packages important?

CREATE A SERVICE:
#Why is the order of the services important?
#How many inputs can the pub.string:concat service accept?
#Where would the server log appear if the server is not running through the Command Prompt?

DOCUMENT TYPES:
#What is the benefit of using a schema forimport over using a DTD?
#What are the two ways to intend a document type element under another?

FLOW SERVICES -BRANCH:
#When are regular expressions useful in branch?
#Can you combine a switch variable woth Evaluate labels=true?
#Why use Trace to test branch logic instead of Run?

BUILDING FLOW SERVICES- LOOP:
#What would happen if the MAP and debugLog steps were not intented under the Loop?
#Does Loop have a limit?
#Why do you want to use document references rather than creating the document in the service input?

BUILDING FLOW SERVICES-SEQUENCE:
#Rather than using a service you know will fail, how can you throw an Exeption in Flow?
#When we create a business logic for a Try/Catch using a sequence in a flow service called ABC, we want also create a service, called DEF, that will return an exception, and then embed that service in a Try/Catch. What happen if the ABC service flow works (doesn’t fail)?

MAPPING SERVICE:
Context: we created a service that maps from one data format to another using the document types we created peviously
#How is a transformer different from a normal service?
#What if the transformer you want to use is not in the transformer drop-down list?
#why did we need to LOOP over a document type created previously? Why not just map from this same document type to other document list?

MONITORING BUSINESS PROCESSES:
Context:Using My WebMethods to track the execution of services.
#Why is it necesseray to create remote server aliases?
#Under what circumstances would it be acceptable to resubmit a service? Why?

VALIDATION SERVICE:
Context:We created a business logic in order to validate an inbound Purchase Order, we tested to verify that the line items in Purchase Order have a valid quantity. Then we will flag the order as invalid for follow up by a customer service representative.
#Why we need to set isValid to true at the very beginning? is there a better way?
#is there another way we could have validated this particular value with writing Flow or Java?

CREATE A FLAT FILE SCHEMA:
Context: We created , configured and tested a Flat File Schema object to parse flat files.
#Why can’t flat files be imported like XML documents?
#What is the meaning of Nth field?

CREATE A FLAT FILE DICTIONARY
#What is the difference between a dictionary and a schema?
#Why we should create the IS document type when the schema is complete?

CREATE WEB SERVICE DESCRIPTORS AND CUSTOMS FAULT:
#What would we create a Provider WSD or a Consumer WSD ?
#How and when are WSC’s created ?
#Can we have more than one custom SOAP Fault Document?

BROKER Pub/Sub:
#What happen when a document is made publishable?
#What would be the appropriate production settings for publishable properties Discard and Time to Live if the Storage type = Garanteed? ?
#What two objects are required for publishing?
#What three objects are required for subscribing?
#Why were we required to use the full document type name as argument name in the flow service created before?

JMS Pub/Sub:
#What is a topic versus a queue?
#Where is a topic created and confugured for use with IS (2 places)?
#What two objects are required for publishing ?
#What three objects are required for subscribing ?

CREATE ADAPTER SERVICES :
Context: We created 2 insert adapter services, 2 select adapter services, and a parent flow to easily work with data in a database.
#What administratrive activity must be done prior to using adapter service templates?
#Why is it important to specify the LOOP input array before mapping the fields of insertOrderDetails adapter?

NOTIFICATION:
#What is automatically created and updated when you work with your notification service?
#What occurs when the notification schedule is enabled?
#Why is the notification schedule an administration task?

USE SERVICES IN A BUSINESS PROCESS:
#Why do we need to create swimlanes within a process? What effect do they have on the execution of the process ?
#What occurs throughout the system when you perform a build and upload from designer?
#What are the different start mechanisms for a process?

MONITORING A BUSINESS PROCESS:

Why would our process already be enabled in My WebMethods Server (when we view it there for the first time?