The FOR SOAP Keyword Group

The second major section of the DDL begins after the end parenthesis of the AS clause, with the FOR SOAP group, whose keywords appear in parentheses.

First, you assign the namespaced-name 'urn:www-samspublishing-com:examples'.'WM_GetEmployeeBasics' to WEBMETHOD. This name is specified in two parts to ensure its uniqueness:

• A namespace as a string in URN format (followed by a period)

• The string name of the web method


In Listing 48.3, the naming convention WM_ is used simply to differentiate the web method from other database objects. Later in this chapter, you see how this convention makes objects easy to pick out in query results on the endpoint catalog views in the section “Using Catalog Views and System ...

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