Get started with webMethods Service Designer: Text instructions for the video

Introduction

This document provides the text for the procedures covered in the video “Get started with webMethods Service Designer” that is available on:

Note: This page is also available as a PDF:  See the attachment at the end of the page. 

Get webMethods Service Designer

  1. Visit the Software AG Tech Community portal at http://techcommunity.softwareag.com. The Software AG Tech Community home page is displayed, as shown below:

  2. Sign in if you have an account or register to create a new account.
  3. After signing in, go to the webMethods Service Designer page by clicking TRY FREE > webMethods Service Designer. The Service Designer home page is displayed, as shown below:

  4. Click Download webMethods Service Designer and follow the steps to download the required archive.

Get started with webMethods Service Designer

  1. Click TRY FREE > webMethods Service Designer.
  2. Click Getting started with webMethods Service Designer. The Guide to Downloading and Installing webMethods Service Designer Free Download page is displayed, as shown below:

Launch webMethods Service Designer

  1. Extract the files in the archive that you have downloaded.
  2. Open the wMServiceDesigner folder in the extracted files.
  3. Run ServiceDesigner.exe to launch webMethods Service Designer. Note: While launching, webMethods Service Designer will prompt you to start the Local Development Server.

  4. Click Start server when prompted.

Create a Hello World service

  1. Create a new package:
    1. Click File > New > Package.

    2. Type a package name, such as HelloWorld.
  2. Create a new folder in the package:
    1. Click File > New > Folder.
    2. Type a folder name, such as services.
  3. Create a new flow service in the folder:
    1. Click File > New > Flow Service.
    2. Type a name for the flow service, such as myFirstService.
  4. Add an invoke step to the flow service:
    1. Drag and drop the Invoke step from Palette > Insert.
    2. Type or select the pub.string:concat built-in service.

  5. Add two string variables to the Input section of the concat service:
    1. Click the Input/Output tab.
    2. Drag and drop String from the variables tab to the Input section.

    3. Type a name for the variable, such as InputA.
    4. Drag and drop String from the variables tab to the Input section to add a second variable.
    5. Type a name for the variable, such as InputB.

  6. Save the service.
  7. Map each variable to the input parameters of the concat service:
    1. Click the Pipeline tab.
    2. To map the variables:
      1. Drag and drop InputA to the Service In variable inString1.
      2. Drag and drop InputB to the Service In variable inString2.

  8. Save the service.
  9. Drop the additional variables that get added to the output of the flow service:
    1. Select the redundant variables displayed under Pipeline Out, such as inString1, inString2, InputA, and InputB.
    2. Right-click on any of the selected variables and select Drop.

  10. Save the service.
  11. Run the service:
    1. Click Run.
    2. Provide the input when prompted. Example: type “Hello ” for InputA, and type “World!” for InputB.

    3. Click Ok.
  12. The two string inputs that you provide are concatenated and the result (such as, “Hello World!”) is displayed in the Results tab.

Note: 

ServiceDesigner_Getting_Started_video–text_instructions.pdf (1.21 MB)