Inquiry v1  Locate

The Oracle Service Registry basic inquiry demo set is used to demonstrate the Oracle Service Registry application programming interface's capabilities and to teach the reader how to use this API to perform basic inquiry calls to a UDDI registry. This documentation covers the UDDI Version 1 Specification.

You will learn how to use the Oracle Service Registry client API to contact and get information from a UDDI registry over a SOAP interface. There is one demo for each UDDI call, from find_business to get_tModelDetail.

The Oracle Service Registry basic inquiry demo set contains following demos to assist you in learning the Oracle Service Registry client API.

FindBinding Demonstrates how to construct and fill the Find_binding object, get an Inquiry stub for the UDDI registry, perform a find_binding call, and display the results.

FindBusiness Demonstrates how to construct and fill a Find_business object, get an Inquiry stub for the UDDI registry, perform a find_business call and display the results.

FindService Demonstrates how to construct and fill a Find_service object, get an Inquiry stub for the UDDI registry, perform a find_service call and display the results.

FindTModel Demonstrates how to construct and fill a Find_tModel object, get an Inquiry stub for the UDDI registry, perform a find_tModel call and display the results.

GetBindingDetail Demonstrates how to create a Get_bindingDetail object, set the bindingKey of the bindingTemplate to be fetched, get an Inquiry stub for the UDDI registry, perform a get_bindingDetail call, and display the result.

GetBusinessDetail Demonstrates how to create a Get_businessDetail object, set the businessKey of the businessEntity to be fetched, get an Inquiry stub for the UDDI registry, perform a get_businessDetail call, and display the result.

GetServiceDetail Demonstrates how to create a Get_serviceDetail object, set the serviceKey of the business service to be fetched, get an Inquiry stub for the UDDI registry, perform a get_serviceDetail call, and display the result.

GetTModeDetail Demonstrates how to create a Get_tModelDetail object, set the tModelKey of the tModel to be fetched, get an Inquiry stub for the UDDI registry, perform a get_tModelDetail call, and display the result.

Prerequisites and Preparatory Steps: Code  Locate

We expect, that you have already installed the Oracle Service Registry and set the REGISTRY_HOME environment variable to its installation location.

To run the Oracle Service Registry's demos, your registry must be running.

It is necessary to configure the demos. The configuration system has two levels: global and local. The properties defined at the global level may be overwritten at the local level. The global properties are located in the file:

Windows: %REGISTRY_HOME%\demos\

The values set during the installation of the Oracle Service Registry work out of box, and their modification affects all demos. If you need to redefine a property's value for a single demo (that is, at the local level), edit the file in the directory where run.bat ( is located. Local properties for Basic/Inquiry demos are loaded in the file:

Windows: %REGISTRY_HOME%\demos\basic\inquiry\v1\
UNIX: $REGISTRY_HOME/demos/basic/inquiry/v1/

Table 1. Properties Used in Demos

NameDefault ValueDescription
uddi.demos.result.max_rows5limit on data returned from registry
uddi.demos.url.inquiryhttp://localhost:8888/registry/uddi/inquirythe inquiry Web service port URL
Presentation and Functional Presentation  Locate

This section describes programing pattern used in all demos using the FindTModel demo as an example. You can find its source code in the file:

Windows: %REGISTRY_HOME%\demos\basic\inquiry\v1\src\demo\uddi\v1\inquiry\
UNIX: $REGISTRY_HOME/demos/basic/inquiry/v1/src/demo/uddi/v1/inquiry/

The main method is straightforward. It gathers user's input (tModel name), calls a method to initialize the Find_tModel object, executes the find_tModel UDDI call, and displays the list of found tModels:

String name = UserInput.readString("Enter name", "demo%");
Find_tModel find_tModel = createFindByTModel(name, findQualifier);
TModelList result = findTModel(find_tModel);

The createFindTModel() method is used to create a new instance of the Find_tModel class and initialize it with values from parameters:

public static Find_tModel createFindByTModel(String name)
  throws InvalidParameterException {
    System.out.println("name = " + name);
    Find_tModel find = new Find_tModel();
    find.setMaxRows(new Integer(MAX_ROWS));
    return find_tModel;

The helper method getInquiryStub() returns the UDDI Inquiry stub of the web service listening at the URL specified in the URL_INQUIRY property.

public static InquireSoap getInquiryStub()
  throws SOAPException {
    // you can specify your own URL in property - uddi.demos.url.inquiry
    String url = DemoProperties.getProperty(URL_INQUIRY, "http://localhost:8888/registry/uddi/inquiry");
    System.out.print("Using Inquiry at url " + url + " ..");
    InquireSoap inquiry = UDDIInquiryStub.getInstance(url);
    System.out.println(" done");
    return inquiry;

The UDDI API call find_tModel is performed in the method findTModel:

public static TModelList findTModel(Find_tModel find_tModel)
  throws UDDIException, SOAPException {
    InquireSoap inquiry = getInquiryStub();
    System.out.print("Search in progress ..");
    TModelList tModelList = inquiry.find_tModel(find_tModel);
    System.out.println(" done");
    return tModelList;

The list of found tModels is printed with the method printTModelList. One interesting aspect of the Oracle Service Registry client API is that each UDDIObject contains the method toXML(), which returns a human-readable, formatted listing of its XML representation.

public static void printTModelList(TModelList tModelList) {

    TModelInfoArrayList tModelInfoArrayList = tModelList.getTModelInfoArrayList();
        if (tModelInfoArrayList==null) {
        System.out.println("Nothing found");

    int position = 1;
    for (Iterator iterator = tModelInfoArrayList.iterator(); iterator.hasNext();) {
        TModelInfo tModelTemplate = (TModelInfo);
        System.out.println("TModel "+position+" : "+tModelTemplate.getTModelKey());
Building and Running Demos  Locate

This section shows how to build and run the Oracle Service Registry Basic Inquiry demo set. Our example continues with the FindTModel demo.

  1. Be sure that the demos are properly configured and the Oracle Service Registry is up and running.

  2. Change your working directory to:

    Windows: %REGISTRY_HOME%\demos\basic\inquiry\v1
    UNIX: $REGISTRY_HOME/demos/basic/inquiry/v1

  3. Build all demos using:

    Windows: run.bat make
    UNIX: ./ make


    When compiling demos on Windows platforms, you may see the following text:

    A subdirectory or file ..\..\common\.\build\classes already exists.

    This is expected and does not indicate a problem.

  4. To get list of all available demos, run

    Windows: run.bat help
    UNIX: ./ help

  5. Run a selected demo by executing the run command with the name of the demo as a parameter. For example, to run the FindTModel demo, invoke

    Windows: run.bat FindBinding
    UNIX: ./ FindBinding

    The output of this demo will resemble the following:

    Running FindTModel demo...
    Searching for tModel where
    Enter name [demo%]:
    name = demo%
    Using Inquiry at url .. done
    Search in progress .. done
    TModel 1 : uuid:13aee5be-8531-343c-98f8-d2d3a9308329
    <tModelInfo tModelKey="uuid:13aee5be-8531-343c-98f8-d2d3a9308329" xmlns="urn:uddi-org:api_v1">
    TModel 2 : uuid:8af5f49e-e793-3719-92f3-6ab8998eb5a9
    <tModelInfo tModelKey="uuid:8af5f49e-e793-3719-92f3-6ab8998eb5a9" xmlns="urn:uddi-org:api_v1">
    TModel 3 : uuid:5c1d5d80-a4d4-11d8-91cd-5c1d367091cd
    <tModelInfo tModelKey="uuid:5c1d5d80-a4d4-11d8-91cd-5c1d367091cd" xmlns="urn:uddi-org:api_v1">
    <name>Demo identifier</name>
  6. To rebuild demos, execute run.bat clean (./ clean) to delete the classes directory and run.bat make (./ make) to rebuild the demo classes.