Do we need to
a) hard code the output in the adapter service with Manual mapping
or can we
b) not hard code the ouput and just work with the data as it comes into the flow service?
The service automatically maps because it picks it up from the signature of the adapter service - the ‘results’ output was copied from the structure at runtime when adapter service was tested.
The pro’s to point 2 is no data entry but could break if the output of the adapter service changes - the flow service would possibly not map data or empty data.
This argument seems to not help point one. If the data into the adapter service changes column names/positions then it would do break but at the adapter service level.
Is point 2’s method of transparently allowing the data to flow through to the flow service a loophole/workaround in webmethods or is it supported mechanism?